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GKIDS Drops English Dub Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch’

Grammy Award winner Kacey Musgraves sings the English language version of the film’s theme song, ‘Don’t Disturb Me.’

NEW YORK – GKIDS has announced the voice cast of the upcoming English language dub for animation house Studio Ghibli’s latest feature, Earwig and the Witch. The film 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 (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro). Based on the children’s novel “Earwig and the Witch” by Diana Wynne Jones, the film marks Studio Ghibli’s first entirely 3D/CG animated feature. An official selection for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, the film is slated to air on NHK in Japan on December 30, 2020. GKIDS will release the film in North America in early 2021 and will qualify the film for awards consideration.

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The upcoming English language dub film will feature the voices of Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Gosford Park), Kacey Musgraves (Golden Hour, Same Trailer Different Park), and Dan Stevens (Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, FX’s Legion), as well as Taylor Paige Henderson as “Earwig.” In addition to her debut voice acting role as “Earwig’s Mother,” six-time Grammy Award winner Kacey Musgraves will also record the English language version of the film’s theme song, “Don’t Disturb Me.”

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.

English Voice Cast in Order of Appearance:

  • Earwig's Mother - Kacey Musgraves
  • Matron - Pandora Colin
  • Assistant Matron - Alex Cartañá
  • Earwig - Taylor Paige Henderson
  • Mr. Jenkins - JB Blanc
  • Custard - Logan Hannan
  • Phyllis - Summer Jenkins
  • Sally - Vivienne Rutherford
  • Cook - Tom Bromhead
  • Assistant Cook - Eva Kaminsky
  • Bella Yaga - Vanessa Marshall
  • The Mandrake - Richard E. Grant
  • Thomas - Dan Stevens

Additional Voices:

  • JB Blanc
  • Tom Bromhead
  • Alex Cartañá
  • Pandora Colin
  • Summer Jenkins
  • Eva Kaminsky
  • Vivienne Rutherford

Theme Song “Don’t Disturb Me”

  • Japanese Version Performed by Sherina Munaf
  • English Version Performed by Kacey Musgraves

Source: GKIDS