Ghibli's 3DCG film Earwig and the Witch Release Date

Ghibli's 3DCG film Earwig and the Witch anime will airs in Japan on NHK-G from 19:30 to 20:53 (JST) on December 30th 2020. GKIDS will release the anime film theatrically in North America early 2021.

Earwig and the Witch (Japanese: アーヤと魔女) is an upcoming Japanese computer-animated film produced by Studio Ghibli and directed by Gorō Miyazaki, based on the book of the same name by Diana Wynne Jones

Earwig and the Witch Poster

 The anime will star:

Shinobu Terajima (Caterpillar, Helter Skelter, Oh Lucy!) as Bella Yaga

Etsushi Toyokawa (live-action 20th Century Boys, Her Granddaughter) as Mandrake

Gaku Hamada (Miss Hokusai, One Piece Film Gold, live-action Space Brothers) as Thomas

Child actress Kokoro Hirasawa (live-action BLEACH) as Earwig (Aya in the Japanese version)

Keiko Niwa and Emi Gunji are writing the screenplay. Miho Satake, the illustrator of the novel's Japanese edition, is credited with the original character and setting designs, and Katsuya Kondo is designing the characters for animation.

Yukinori Nakamura is supervising the CG, and Tan Seri is serving as animation director. Yuhki Takeuchi is handling the backgrounds. Satoshi Takebe is composing the music, Koji Kasamatsu is directing the sound, and Eriko Kimura is directing the dialogue recording. Kentarō Morishita is producing the animation.

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.

Source : NHK