The Studio Ghibli Animated Library Is Coming To HBO Max

HBO Max launches in 2020.

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As the various upcoming streaming services look to beef up their library programming, HBO Max has scored a massive gain. The library of Studio Ghibli animated films will stream exclusively on the service in the United States.

The news comes from Deadline, which reports the deal includes over 21 films in the Studio Ghibli catalog. The titles set to be featured are as follows:

  • Castle in the Sky
  • The Cat Returns
  • 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 (launching in late 2020)

In a statement, HBO Max chief content officer Kevin Reilly said, "Studio Ghibli films are visually breathtaking, completely immersive experiences. Exciting, enchanting, and deeply humanistic, these wonderful films have captured people's hearts around the world, and we are proud to showcase them in an accessible way for even more fans through HBO Max."

The Studio Ghibli library joins some other heavy-hitters that are coming to HBO Max. The service will also be the exclusive streaming home of The Big Bang Theory and Friends, as well as new original series based on the Battlestar Galactica and Saved By the Bell franchises.

HBO Max launches in 2020.

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