Earwig and the Witch

Earwig and the Witch

By 宮崎吾朗

  • Genre: Kids & Family
  • Release Date: 2021-02-03
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 22min
  • Director: 宮崎吾朗
  • Production Company: Studio Ghibli
  • Production Country: Japan
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
From 30 Ratings


From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, comes a bewitching film for the entire family. Earwig is a headstrong orphan with a love of adventure. When she is adopted by a selfish witch she must master the art of magic and discover the mysterious song that holds the key to finding the family she has always wanted.




  • Not Studio Ghibli worthy

    By Nicholas Doulgass
    This movies too short, and the story is so lackluster. 👎🏼
  • Rotten Tomatoes Bad. Earwig Good.

    By boopboopoop
    Overall, it’s spooky and cooky and fun! I can really see 7-13 year old girls loving this movie. I also found myself wishing it were a tv show, as its biggest strength was in the slow build up of snarky affection between the characters. The plot leaves some unanswered questions, but the movie proves to be entertaining despite that. The breadth and variety of character designs is fantastic, especially for CGI. They remain true to what you might expect from Ghibli and then a little more. I also found it reminiscent of Dragon Quest, as well as old pixar titles before undergoing disney’s style-gentrification. Some scenes also seem expirimental in their stretchiness— like the animators tapped into older traditional techniques. I just thought this was neat. It’s a shame how critics can’t let it stand on its own, as they always dogpile the Ghibli movies that break the formula. I look forward to more of Goro Miyazaki’s work, as Earwig shows fantastic potential for where he may take future projects.
  • I enjoyed it 🥰

    By ChasingtheSun123
    I enjoyed the story and the animation reminded me of the spooky god mother movies which was a nice memory for me. Over all good movie.
  • Earwig and the Witch

    By Cyber nexus
    I really liked this movie, let me start by saying yes I miss the 2D style but this isn’t bad they portrayed the Style of Ghibli well to 3D. I know people have been review bombing this because of the CGI but people might want to get use to it, this movie was made Goro Miyazaki, Hayao’s son he had mingled in some previous films and made one him self but he doesn’t care about the Ghibli studio’s he wanted to focus on landscaping and when Hayao retired for that short time they actually had plans to close the Ghibli studio then Hayao came back. I was surprised to see that Goro was actually working on this film but if he does take over I feel like we’ll see more CGI because it’s easier than the drawn. If we bash this now he might back out and Ghibli could be over, I thought the story was told well and the animation had style to it that was very unique. The characters were very interesting except the little girl came off pretty bratty/spoiled but besides that I like the characters a lot I'm hoping that there will be a second one to carry on the story from the books. As humans we are creatures of habit and don’t like change but if you can get over the change to CGI I think you’ll like the movie. You can blame Disney for starting the trend of killing off 2D animation. Give it a shot I think it was another great story told by the Ghibli studio.
  • it was not good

    By cloudestrada
    wow what a huge disappointment
  • Start of a new era

    By incusebb
    Unlike typical studio ghibli movies, this one is cgi. Still creates the same atmosphere of wonder and enchantment as older ghibli movies. Watched it so many times already. All I can say is give it a chance, it’ll be worth your time to follow the life of quirky little earwig!