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GKIDS Drops English Dub ‘Earwig’ Trailer with Theme Song Debut

Earwig and the Witch
Earwig and the Witch


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GKIDS Drops English Dub ‘Earwig’ Trailer with Theme Song Debut

GKIDS has unveiled its English dub trailer for legendary animation house Studio Ghibli’s latest feature, Earwig and the Witch, marking the world debut of six-time Grammy-Award winner Kacey Musgraves’ English language cover of the film’s original theme song, “Don’t Disturb Me.”

The preview also highlights the voices of the English language cast, which includes Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Gosford Park) as “The Mandrake”, Kacey Musgraves’ first vocal acting role as “Earwig’s Mother,” Dan Stevens (Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, FX’s Legion) as “Thomas” the cat, and Taylor Paige Henderson as “Earwig.”

GKIDS also released today its English subtitled version of the trailer, in the original Japanese language.

Synopsis: 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. 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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