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Studio Ghibli films are now available to digitally rent

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There are more ways to watch legendary Studio Ghibli films thanks to new digital rentals.

GKIDS has announced the release of digital rentals for Oscar-winning animation house Studio Ghibli films in the United States and Canada. Films are available to rent in both English and Japanese languages on most major digital platforms including Apple TV, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, and Microsoft Store.

The Studio Ghibli catalog is available to rent digitally in HD for $4.99 per film. You can also buy digital versions via Amazon and the Japanese import Studio Ghibli Movie Selection DVD set from Playasia.

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This marks the first time Studio Ghibli films are available for digital rental in North America. This follows GKIDS’ release of the full Studio Ghibli catalog for digital download-to-own for the first time in 2019. Additionally, GKIDS launched an exclusive US streaming deal with HBO Max for the Studio Ghibli library in May 2020.

“Studio Ghibli is one of the most acclaimed and influential animation studios in the world, inspiring filmmakers and audiences alike over the last 30 years with beloved stories and breathtaking visuals,” GKIDS says.

“Under the brilliance of visionary animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, and producer Toshio Suzuki, the studio’s films have won countless international awards, including an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for Spirited Away, as well as five additional Academy Award nominations for Howl’s Moving Castle, The Wind Rises, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There, and The Red Turtle,” they add.

The Studio Ghibli catalog of films released for digital download-to-rent includes:

  • Castle in the Sky
  • The Cat Returns
  • Earwig and the Witch
  • From Up on Poppy Hill
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Ocean Waves
  • Only Yesterday
  • Pom Poko
  • Ponyo
  • Porco Rosso
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Secret World of Arrietty
  • Spirited Away
  • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
  • Tales from Earthsea
  • When Marnie Was There
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • The Wind Rises