What You Need to Know:
- A lot of exciting news came out of Japan yesterday and one of them revolves around the legendary Studio Ghibli, who officially announced that they're releasing a brand new 3DCG animated film! This film titled, 'Aya to Majo', is based on the wonderfully written children's novel Earwig and the Witch, penned by Diana Wynne Jones.
- This is going to be the first 3DCG project that the famous studio has ever tackled and we can only show excitement for what to expect. The animated film is slated to air on Japan's NHK-G this winter, so folks in Japan are likely going to want to tune in. As for those in the west, no official announcement has been made but we'll be sure to keep you posted should anything pop up.
- You can find the synopsis and staff details down below!
Not every orphan would love living at St. Morwald's Home for Children, but Earwig does. She gets whatever she wants, whenever she wants it, and it's been that way since she was dropped on the orphanage doorstep as a baby. But all that changes the day Bella Yaga and the Mandrake come to St. Morwald's, disguised as foster parents.
Earwig is whisked off to their mysterious house full of invisible rooms, potions, and spell books, with magic around every corner. Most children would run in terror from a house like that... but not Earwig. Using her own cleverness—with a lot of help from a talking cat—she decides to show the witch who's boss.
Director: Gorou Miyazaki (Coquelicot-zaka kara)
Planning: Hayao Miyazaki (Karigurashi no Arrietty)
Producer: Toshio Suzuki (Kaze Tachinu)
Production, Copyright: NHK, NHK Enterprises, Studio Ghibli