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Studio Ghibli Collection Now Available To Rent Digitally In The US

For quite some time Studio Ghibli were decidedly old-school when it came to distribution. If you wanted to watch one of their films, you had to see it in a cinema or buy it on Blu-Ray or DVD. Eventually, US distributor GKIDS Films was able to drag them into the 21st century, signing a first-of-its-kind streaming deal with HBO Max. Shortly after Netflix secured a deal for outside North America and suddenly millions of viewers had (almost) the entire Ghibli catalogue at their fingertips.

Following their debut on streaming, GKIDS released the Ghibli collection on digital download-to-own in the US and Canada. Now it has been announced that for the first time they will also be available to rent on all major digital storefronts in HD for a suggested price of $4.99. Films will be available both in English dubbed and original Japanese language versions on most platforms. Participating digital retailers include Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play and Microsoft Store.  

The Studio Ghibli Collection 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
NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind
Ocean Waves
Only Yesterday
Pom Poko
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

The Grave of the Fireflies and The Red Turtle are not included, although both are already available to rent or buy on digital storefronts.