Kacey Musgraves Lends Vocals to Earwig and the Witch's English Theme in New Trailer

GKIDS is aiming for an Oscar-qualifying run in early 2021

Earwig and the Witch

 

After Goro Miyazaki's Earwig and the Witch—which adapts the children's novel by Diana Wynne Jones—airs on NHK in Japan on December 30, it's off to North America for an Oscar-qualifying run in early 2021. GKIDS has a new preview ahead of that, this time working in the world debut of the English-language theme song by six-time Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves.

 

Musgraves is also in the English dub voice cast alongside Richard E. Grant and Dan Stevens. Check out the new trailer below, followed by the English-subtitled Japanese language version.

 

 

 

GKIDS describes the first full 3DCG feature from Studio Ghibli:

 

Growing up in an orphanage in the British countryside, Earwig has no idea that her mother had magical powers. Her life changes dramatically when a strange couple takes her in, and she is forced to live with a selfish witch. As the headstrong young girl sets out to uncover the secrets of her new guardians, she discovers a world of spells and potions, and a mysterious song that may be the key to finding the family she has always wanted. 

 

The latest film from the legendary Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and more) is directed by Goro Miyazaki (From Up on Poppy Hill, Tales from Earthsea) and produced by studio co-founder Toshio Suzuki, with planning on the feature from Academy Award®-winner Hayao Miyazaki. Featuring the voices of Richard E. Grant, Kacey Musgraves and Dan Stevens, Earwig and the Witch additionally features an English language theme song performance by six-time Grammy Award-winner Kacey Musgraves. Based on the children’s novel by Diana Wynne Jones (“Howl’s Moving Castle”), the film marks Studio Ghibli’s first 3DCG animated feature.

 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his brand new comic, MONSTER FLIGHT, at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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