Goro Miyazaki (From Up on Poppy Hill) will tackle the film for NHK
The first images for Studio Ghibli's upcoming anime film Earwig and the Witch were released today, showing off the first wholly 3DCG film at the famous studio from director Goro Miyazaki (From Up on Poppy Hill), with planning from his father, Hayao Miyazaki. Earwig and the Witch is being adapted from the book of the same name from author Diana Wynne Jones, who also wrote Howl's Moving Castle, which was later adapted to the anime film of the same name by Hayao Miyazaki at Studio Ghibli.
Earwig and the Witch was selected to be part of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival on June 4. Goro Miyazaki, the director of the film, said this about the selection and the film itself:
Nowadays, in our country, there are many adults and only a few children.
It must be tough for these children, with so few of them having to deal with so many adults.
It was while I was thinking about this that I got to know Earwig. And I realized, ’That’s it!’
How does Earwig deal with the annoying adults?
Please watch Earwig And The Witch to find out.
She may be cheeky, but I sincerely hope that our adorable Earwig will encourage children and cheer up adults.
Rest of the screenshots from the upcoming film:
Earwig and the Witch is scheduled to be released on NHK-G this upcoming winter.
Source: Comic Natalie
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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.