Studio Ghibli Making Global Debut On Netflix, Just Not In North America Or Japan

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It was recently revealed that Studio Ghibli films would be finally making their way to Netflix starting in February, which has cause much excitement across the Internet. However, one thing that might put a stop to some of that joy is the fact that the beloved movies won’t be available on the streaming platform in Canada, U.S., and Japan.

While the rest of the world will receive the likes of Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, and 18 other Studio Ghibli films on Netflix next month, Canada, U.S., and Japan will have to wait. “In this day and age, there are various great ways a film can reach audiences,” Studio Ghibli’s Toshio Suzuki said in a statement (via Variety). “We’ve listened to our fans and have made the definitive decision to stream our film catalogue. We hope people around the world will discover the world of Studio Ghibli through this experience.”

U.S. residents will be able to access the entire collection of Studio Ghibli films in March, but this will require a HBO Max subscription as WarnerMedia announced back in October that they secured exclusive rights to the studio’s movies.

As for the features making their way to Netflix, the streaming platform’s director of original animation, Aram Yacoubian, had this to say: “This is a dream come true for Netflix and millions of our members. Studio Ghibli’s animated films are legendary and have enthralled fans around the world for over 35 years. We’re excited to make them available in more languages across Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia – so that more people can enjoy this whimsical and wonderful world of animation.”

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Eric Garrett2269 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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