Earwig and the Witch
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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.
The latest film from the legendary Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and more) is directed by Goro Miyazaki (From Up on Poppy Hill, Tales from Earthsea) and produced by studio co-founder Toshio Suzuki, with planning on the feature from his father, Academy Award®-winner Hayao Miyazaki. Featuring the voices of Richard E. Grant, Kacey Musgraves and Dan Stevens, Earwig and the Witch additionally features an English language theme song performance by six-time Grammy Award-winner Kacey Musgraves. Based on the children’s novel by Diana Wynne Jones (Howl’s Moving Castle), the film marks Studio Ghibli’s first 3DCG animated feature.
- Richard E. Grant
- Kacey Musgraves
- Dan Stevens
- Taylor Paige-Henderson
- Vanessa Marshall
- Pandora Colin
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Kudos to Goro Miyazaki! I am a late boomer but have always loved the Studio Ghibli films, every since I saw Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle. I'm hardly the targeted audience. This was a very good film. Every time I thought is was going to be predictable it veered off in an unexpected direction. I became very invested in the characters. I enjoyed all of them for different reasons. As an adult, there were some things I didn't quite relate to, but that's my problem, not the film's. The soundtrack is great too and right up my alley musically. I could say a lot more, but I'm trying to avoid spoilers. This isn't a review so much as a recommendation that Ghibli fans of any age should see it.
Weird cut off at the end hour mark, like they didn't finish the movie. Left me disappointed.