Netflix has finally managed to secure international digital rights to carry 21 iconic Studio Ghibli animated films on the platform and you can watch them in February 2020.
Producer Toshio Suzuki at Studio Ghibli in a prepared statement said:
In this day and age, there are various great ways a film can reach audiences. We’ve listened to our fans and have made the definitive decision to stream our film catalogue. We hope people around the world will discover the world of Studio Ghibli through this experience
The 21 films include Academy Award-winner Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Arrietty, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. The films will be available on Netflix internationally except in the United States, Canada, and Japan.
The films will be subtitled in 28 languages, and dubbed in up to 20, bringing the much-loved Studio Ghibli back catalog to a whole new audience.
When are the films are coming on Netflix?
The Studio Ghibli films will be released on Netflix UK and around the world in three batches of seven titles, on the first day of consecutive months.
1 February 2020
Castle in the Sky (1986)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
Only Yesterday (1991)
Porco Rosso (1992)
Ocean Waves (1993)
Tales from Earthsea (2006)
1 March 2020
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
Spirited Away (2001)
The Cat Returns (2002)
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)
2020Pom Poko (1994)
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
The Wind Rises (2013)
When Marnie Was There (2014)
What is Studio Ghibli?
Founded in 1985, Studio Ghibli has produced six of the ten highest-grossing anime films produced in Japan, with Spirited Away holding the box office record for the genre.
Its works have achieved extraordinary critical acclaim – only one of its films carries a rating lower than 78 percent on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes – and has been a key factor in bringing anime to a truly global audience.