Netflix is listing the Earwig and the Witch CG anime film for release in India alongside its worldwide release outside the United States and Japan on November 18.
The film is Goro Miyazaki‘s adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones‘ novel of the same name and Studio Ghibli‘s first CG feature. The movie premiered on Japanese television through NHK General on December 30. His father and studio co-founder Hayao Miyazaki is credited for the movie’s planning and development. Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki produced the film. French distributor Wild Bunch International is serving as the feature’s international sales agent.
Jones published the novel in 2011, and publisher HarperCollins describes the story:
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.
The film was slated to open in theaters in Japan on April 29, but the film’s opening was delayed due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, finally opening on August 27.