Dan Stevens will also lend his voice for the English language version of Goro Miyazaki’s computer animated film, with Musgraves set to record the English version of the theme song.
Richard E. Grant, Kacey Musgraves and Dan Stevens will lead the English language voice cast for Studio Ghibli’s animated feature Earwig and the Witch, directed by Goro Miyazaki (From Up on Poppy Hill) with planning from his father, Academy Award-winner Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away).
In addition to her debut voice acting role as Earwig’s Mother, six-time Grammy Award winner Musgraves will also record the English language version of the film’s theme song, “Don’t Disturb Me.”
Based on the children’s novel of the same name by Diana Wynne Jones (Howl’s Moving Castle), the story follows Earwig–voiced in the English language version by Taylor Paige Henderson–who is forced to live with a selfish witch and sets out to uncover the secrets of her new guardian.
Earwig and the Witch marks Studio Ghibli’s first entirely computer-animated feature. Studio co-founder Toshio Suzuki produced the film, which indie distributor GKIDS plans to release in North America during early 2021.