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21 Studio Ghibli Cartoon Masterpieces that you can watch on Netflix this 2020

If you love classic cartoons like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, you can find the rest of the Studio Ghibli creations on Netflix now.

Netflix announced last January, that starting 1st February they will start streaming 21 films from Studio Ghibli. The creations from Academy Award-winning Japanese art house, will be made available on the service globally (excluding US, Canada, Japan), through distribution partner Wild Bunch International, as part of the company’s continued efforts to grow its best-in-class library of animated films. 

21 Studio Ghibli Cartoon on Netflix App

The Studio Ghibli films were released in 3 parts, 7 Titles per month in a span of 3 months. To date, you can now stream 14 Studio Ghibli items on Netflix streaming service right now. Some of these films were released when you're still a kid so there's a chance that you already saw them somewhere in the internet but haven't got the chance to watch them in full.

We've seen the characters Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro in the world wide web and some wallpapers for quite some time now,  but this will be our first time to get baptized in the Studio Ghibli craze, and we're liking it so far. Better late than never!

For the first time ever, this expansive catalogue of Studio Ghibli films will be subtitled in 28 languages, and dubbed in up to 20 languages. This partnership will enable fans in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America to enjoy beloved classics, such as Academy Award®-winner Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Arrietty, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, among others, in their native languages. 

Producer Toshio Suzuki at Studio Ghibli said, “In this day and age, there are various great ways a film can reach audiences. 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”. 

Toshio Suzuki Portrait - Photo by Nobuyoshi Araki

Vincent Maraval, Chief Executive Officer at Wild Bunch International said, "In finding the best digital partner for Studio Ghibli, our most valuable and faithful collaborators for 20 years, the Netflix team convinced us with their consistent love and energy for finding the best ways to promote the incredible and unique catalogue worldwide with respect to the Studio Ghibli philosophy."

This is a dream come true for Aram Yacoubian, Director of Original Animation at Netflix, and his team together with millions of its subscribers, "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."

As of March, there are already 14 Studio Ghibli films streaming on Netflix and there's 7 more to be released next month. See the below for the complete list of the Studio Ghibli cartoons you can already binge-watch on Netflix: 
    • Castle in the Sky (1986)
    • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
    • Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
    • Only Yesterday (1991)
    • Porco Rosso (1992)
    • Ocean Waves (1993)
    • Tales from Earthsea (2006)
    • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
    • Princess Mononoke (1997)
    • My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
    • Spirited Away (2001)
    • The Cat Returns (2002)
    • Arrietty (2010)
    • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)
We've highlighted the titles in green, for the ones we've already watched. You can see there's still a lot that we miss. The first 7 titles were made available back in February, while the other half was just release this month of March. 

Below is the release schedule for Studio Ghibli films on Netflix for April 2020.
  • Pom Poko (1994)
  • Whisper of the Heart (1995)
  • Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
  • Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008)
  • From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
  • The Wind Rises (2013)
  • When Marnie Was There (2014)
Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 by Japanese animated film directors Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli has produced twenty-two feature-length films garnering worldwide acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away won the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature of 2002 and in 2005 Miyazaki was named one of “the most influential people” by TIME Magazine.

Which from Studio Ghibli masterpieces do you love the most? How many titles were you able to watch so far?

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