Studio Ghibli Will Be Putting Its Films On Netflix From February

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Studio Ghibli Will Be Putting Its Films On Netflix From February

Netflix and Studio Ghibli. Studio Ghibli and Netflix. Together at last!

Take a moment and just let this sink in, because your binge-watching is about to get a lot more magical. For more than 35 years Studio Ghibli has been creating fantastical worlds and epic sagas with lovable protagonists, and their influence on animation, storytelling and live-action directors like Wes Anderson cannot be underscored enough. These films have only existed on video and DVD since initial release, but that all changes on February 1st

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For the first time in history, all twenty-one of Studio Ghibli’s major films will be available for streaming online, as they’ll be arriving on Netflix over the course of the next few months. Subtitled in 28 languages and dubbed in twenty, it’s a beautiful excuse to immerse yourself in the vivid universes Studio Ghibli creates. (That is, if you live outside of Japan and North America, where the studio has their own streaming partners.)

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Per the Netflix UK Twitter account, they’re planning to release the catalogue of films in three instalments, beginning next month.

That’s every Studio Ghibli film ever made, save for the haunting Grave of the Fireflies, which has a different distribution rule that means it can’t be included right now. Take a moment and contain your excitement, because you’ve got a week to wait – although that’s plenty of time to figure out which film you’re going to watch first!

Also published on Medium.