GKIDS Announces Historical-Digital Release Of Studio Ghibli’s Most Popular Films

Studio Ghibli films are a must-see for any anime fan, but they did something most Japanese-animation studios can not. Their stories and films crossed over. Studio Ghibli  accomplished the ability to sell a Japanese produced, family-animated film. You didn’t have to like Dragon Ball Z or Pokemon to enjoy a film like Howl’s Moving Castle Or Spirited Away. The latter winning an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. This is the first time Studio Ghibli films will be available digitally. Studio Ghibli films have never been available overseas, digitally and legally. GKIDS Films changes all that this month!


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Here’s a list of Studio Ghibli films that will be available download-to-own:

  • Castle in the Sky
  • The Cat Returns
  • From Up on Poppy Hill
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Ocean Waves
  • Only Yesterday
  • Pom Poko
  • Ponyo
  • Porco Rosso
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Secret World of Arrietty
  • Spirited Away
  • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
  • Tales From Earthsea
  • When Marnie Was There
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • The Wind Rises (Available Q3 2020)

The suggest retail pricing will be $19.99 individually. The six-film bundle will include: Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke & Spirited Away. Suggested retail price for the bundle is $99.99.

GKIDS also noted Studio Ghibli’s film library will be available to stream on HBO MAX beginning Spring of 2020. Now you can take a break from Game Of Thrones and relax with to watery scene from Ponyo. You can purchase or rent the above movies from the platforms listed below:

  • AppleTV
  • Amazon VOD
  • Vudu
  • Google Play
  • Sony (Playstation)
  • Microsoft (Windows Store)
  • FandangoNow (we didn’t know this existed until now! Looks like a better version of Redbox Streaming)

A few of these platforms will let you pre-order your copy beginning, December 3, 2019. Update coming in a few hours.

Source: GKIDS Twitter & GKIDS Website


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