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Netflix is Streaming All Studio Ghibli Movies Starting February, But Not in the U.S.

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    Studio Ghibli movies such as “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “Spirited Away” and “Howl’s Moving Castle” are coming to Netflix starting Feb. 1, but the films will only be available in selected regions outside the United States.

    The Studio Ghibli library will be available for subscribers in the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, according to Cartoon Brew. The library will be subtitled in 28 languages and dubbed in 20 languages.


    “In this day and age, there are various great ways a film can reach audiences,” Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki said in a statement. “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.”

    Starting Feb. 1, subscribers from the said regions can begin streaming the first batch of Studio Ghibli movies, including “Castle in the Sky (1986),” “My Neighbor Totoro (1988),” “Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989),” “Only Yesterday (1991),” “Porco Rosso (1992),” “Ocean Waves (1993)” and “Tales from Earthsea (2006).”

    Then, beginning March 1, fans can start watching: “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984),” “Princess Mononoke (1997),” “My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999),” “Spirited Away (2001),” “The Cat Returns (2002),” “Arrietty (2010)” and “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013).”

    Finally, on April 1, subscribers can start watching: “Pom Poko (1994),” “Whisper of the Heart (1995),” “Howl’s Moving Castle (2004),” “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008),” “From Up on Poppy Hill (2011),” “The Wind Rises (2013)” and “When Marnie Was There (2014).”

    Unfortunately, as HBO Max begins to stream the films in Spring 2020, they will only be available in the mentioned regions and not in the U.S., Canada or Japan.

    The deal was made by Wild Bunch International, a Franco-German distributor that represents Ghibli films around the world.

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