Elysian Film Group and Studio Ghibli have debuted a new trailer for their latest animation ‘Earwig and the Witch’.

Based on the children’s novel of the same name by Diana Wynne Jones, it marks Studio Ghibli’s first entirely 3DCG animated feature.

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.

The English language dub version of the film will feature the voices of Richard E. Grant (Gosford Park, Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Kacey Musgraves (“Golden Hour”, “Same Trailer Different Park”) and Dan Stevens (Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, FX’s Legion), and introducing Taylor Paige Henderson as “Earwig”.

The film is directed by Goro Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki.

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It will arrive in UK and Irish cinemas from 28 May 2021.