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Max extends US rights to Studio Ghibli catalogue

March 13, 2024

By Nik Roseveare

Warner Bros Discovery’s Max has announced a multiyear agreement with GKIDS to extend the exclusive US film streaming rights for Studio Ghibli, Japan’s legendary animation house. The platform has been the US home to the Studio Ghibli catalogue since 2020.

As part of the deal, Max will be the future home of the Oscar-winning movie The Boy and the Heron (pictured), with a premiere date TBC. This hand-drawn, original story is Hayao Miyazaki’s first feature film in 10 years, written and directed by the celebrated director.

“Our subscribers are always looking for unique stories, and we are happy to continue to offer these award-winning, critically acclaimed films and to add The Boy and the Heron to our deep and rich Max content offering,” commented Elizabeth Bannan Atcheson, VP, Content Acquisitions, Warner Bros Discovery.

Studio Ghibi titles available to stream on Max in the US:

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Castle in the Sky (1986)

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

Only Yesterday (1991)

Porco Rosso (1992)

Ocean Waves (1993)

Pom Poko (1994)

Whisper of the Heart (1995)

Princess Mononoke (1997)

My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)

Spirited Away (2001)

The Cat Returns (2002)

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Tales from Earthsea (2006)

Ponyo (2008)

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

The Wind Rises (2013)

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

When Marnie Was There (2014)

Earwig and the Witch (2020)

The Boy and the Heron (2023) – coming soon

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