Studio Ghibli films finally coming to streaming with HBO Max
Spirited Away fans, you might not need that DVD player anymore -- if you're willing to take on another monthly fee.
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Fans of Spirited Away and other films from Japan's legendary Studio Ghibli might be able to ditch that old DVD player soon. On Thursday, HBO announced that Studio Ghibli's complete feature film library will be available on the
premium streaming service, which will launch in the spring of 2020.
This is the first time the 21 Studio Ghibli films have been available on a streaming platform.
"Studio Ghibli films are visually breathtaking, completely immersive experiences" Kevin Reilly, chief content officer of HBO Max, said in a statement. "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."