Starting December 17th, Studio Ghibli‘s entire catalog of movies will finally be available for digital download for the first time in North America.
All of the films will be available for purchase in both English and Japanese languages on all major digital platforms. It was also previously announced that there is an exclusive U.S. streaming deal with HBO Max for the Studio Ghibli library starting in May. So you could watch them there too if you go that route.
The Studio Ghibli catalog also includes but is not limited to Academy Award winner Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, My Neighbors the Yamadas, Castle in the Sky, From Up on Poppy Hill, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Ponyo, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Ocean Waves, Only Yesterday, The Secret World of Arrietty, and Whisper of the Heart. as well as five other Oscar-nominated titles: Howl’s Moving Castle, The Wind Rises, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There and The Red Turtle.
Honestly, I’ve never seen any of their films. But maybe now I will start giving them a watch. I’ve only heard great things.
What do you guys think? Will you buy your Studio Ghibli movies on their own? Or will you watch them on HBO Max?