GKIDS announced that films selected in the Studio Ghibli film library of undisputed animation classics will be available for the first time ever through multiple digital shopping services in the United States and Canada starting in December 17 th. Before the extensive publication of the film library, the titles will be available for digital pre-order on certain services starting from Tuesday 3 December.
For the first time ever, Studio #Ghibli films will be available for digital purchase in the United States and Canada.
Both English and Japanese versions will be available.
PRE-ORDER the #StudioGhibli titles on selected sales points starting tomorrow 3 December.
AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER 17! pic.twitter.com/WxGlOLL88x
– GKIDS Films (@GKIDSfilms) December 2, 2019
This marks the first time ever that Studio Ghibli film library will be available for digital purchase and rental, following the previous announcement of an exclusive streaming agreement with the next HBO Max streaming service at the beginning of this year. It should be noted that while the intent will also be to offer English and Japanese versions on each main platform, the platform's limitations may require separate purchases for the English and Japanese versions of each film. The complete list of films offered for digital sale is as follows:
- Castle in the sky
- The Cat Returns
- From above on Poppy Hill
- Howl's Moving Castle
- Delivery of Kiki Service
- My neighbor Totoro
- My neighbors the Yamadas
- Nausicaä of the valley of wind
- Ocean waves
- Just yesterday
- Pom Poko
- Ponyo on the cliff
- Red Pork
- Princess Mononoke
- The secret World of Arrietty
- Spirited Away
- The story of Princess Kaguya
- Tales From Earthsea
- When Marnie Era them
- Whisper of the heart
- The Wind Rises (Available Q3 2020)
The suggested price for each film will be set at $ 19. 99 for film, with a digital package of six films featuring the studio's most famous films famous in
Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away also made available for a suggested retail price of $ 99. 99.