'Earwig and the Witch': Watch an exclusive new clip from Studio Ghibli's first CG animated film

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Watch a new clip from Earwig and the Witch

Studio Ghibli, the acclaimed Japanese animation studio that brought us Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, and many other timeless classics is about to release its first ever 3D animated feature film: Earwig and the Witch.

Directed by Goro Miyazaki (From Up On Poppy Hill, Tales From Earthsea) and based on the children’s novel of the same name by Diana Wynne Jones (Howl's Moving Castle) will arrive in UK and Irish cinemas from 28 May 2021. We're thrilled to share a brand new look at the film which tells the story of a courageous young orphan forced to live with a selfish witch.

Watch it above.

Earwig and the Witch comes to UK cinemas on 28 May. (Elysian Film Group Distribution)
Earwig and the Witch comes to UK cinemas on 28 May. (Elysian Film Group Distribution)

The English language dub version of the film will feature the voices of Richard E. Grant (Gosford Park, Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Kacey Musgraves ('Golden Hour', 'Same Trailer Different Park') and Dan Stevens (Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, FX’s Legion), and introducing Taylor Paige Henderson as “Earwig”. 

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In addition to her debut voice acting role as “Earwig’s Mother,” six-time Grammy Award winner Kacey Musgraves will also record the English language version of the film’s theme song, “Don’t Disturb Me.”

Earwig and the Witch comes to UK cinemas on 28 May. (Elysian Film Group Distribution)
Earwig and the Witch comes to UK cinemas on 28 May. (Elysian Film Group Distribution)

Here's the synopsis: Growing up in an orphanage in the British countryside, Earwig has no idea that her mother had magical powers. Her life changes dramatically when a strange couple takes her in, and she is forced to live with a selfish witch. As the headstrong young girl sets out to uncover the secrets of her new guardians, she discovers a world of spells and potions, and a mysterious song that may be the key to finding the family she has always wanted.

Earwig and the Witch comes to UK cinemas on 28 May.

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