Earwig and the Witch (special)

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Alternative title:
Aya et la Sorcière (French)
Āya to Majo (Japanese)
Aya und die Hexe (German)
Earwig e la strega (Italian)
Earwig y la bruja (Spanish)
アーヤと魔女 (Japanese)
Genres: magic
Themes: witches
Plot Summary: Not every orphan would love living at St. Morwald's Home for Children, but Earwig does. She gets whatever she wants, whenever she wants it, and it's been that way since she was dropped on the orphanage doorstep as a baby. But all that changes the day Bella Yaga and the Mandrake come to St. Morwald's, disguised as foster parents. Earwig is whisked off to their mysterious house full of invisible rooms, potions, and spell books, with magic around every corner. Most children would run in terror from a house like that . . . but not Earwig. Using her own cleverness—with a lot of help from a talking cat—she decides to show the witch who's boss.
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Seen in part or in whole by 33 users, rank: #6572 (of 8788)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.448 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.2754, rank: #5367 (of 8912)
Weighted mean: 6.460 (Decent+), rank: #5249 (of 8912) (seen all: 6.46)
Bayesian estimate: 6.762 (Good−), rank: #3897 (of 6771)
Running time: 82 minutes
Vintage:
2020-10-18 (France, Lumière Grand Lyon Film Festival)
2020-12-30 (Japan, NHK)
2021-04-30 (Spain)
2021-07-21 (Italy)
2021-08-27 (Japan, theatrical screening)
Release dates: We have 5
Trivia: We have 1
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Goro Miyazaki
Screenplay:
Emi Gunji
Keiko Niwa
Original creator: Diana Wynne Jones (novel "Earwig and the Witch")
Original Character Design: Miho Satake
Character Design: Katsuya Kondo
Sound Director: Koji Kasamatsu
Cgi Director: Yukinori Nakamura
Producer: Toshio Suzuki

Accounting Manager: Noriyoshi Tamagawa
Assistant Director: Emi Gunji
Auditor: Hirotaka Nakao
Business Development: Chiyoshi Tanaka
Business Development Manager: Shin Hashida
CG Animation Director: Seri Tan
Character Merchandise Development:
Hiroyuki Ichikawa
Jian Dai
Mika Yasuda
Tomomi Imai
Color Management: Tomohiro Hasegawa (IMAGICA Lab.)
Data Conform: Naoto Hosonuma (IMAGICA Lab.)
Digital Cinema Mastering: Miho Takatsuka (IMAGICA Lab.)
End Credits Production: Hideki Takeuchi
Engineering Assistant:
Keisuke Narita
Masato Abe
Financial Affairs Manager: Noriyoshi Tamagawa
General Affairs Manager: Daisuke Nishikata
Lab Coordinator:
Kazunori Nagasawa (IMAGICA Lab.)
Takeshi Kojima (IMAGICA Lab.)
Manipulator: Takahiro Iida
Music Performance:
Hiroki Kamemoto (GLIM SPANKY; guitar; theme songs)
Kavka Shishido (drums; theme songs)
Kiyokazu Takano (Mrs. GREEN APPLE; bass; theme songs)
Minako Kawae
Naomi Urushibara
Rie Yoshihara
Ryōji Ihara
Satoshi Shoji
Satoshi Takebe (keyboard; theme songs)
Takashi Adachi
Tetsuro Toyama
Yoshihiro Kawamura
Yūko Nakakita
Music Production:
Takatoshi Horino (Halftone Music)
Yui Inagaki (Halftone Music)
Music Recording Engineer: Yoshinori Waraya
Original Stage Setting: Miho Satake
Photography Technical Support: Takafumi Nakayama
Planning: Hayao Miyazaki
Post-Production Director: Eriko Kimura
President Room: Yasutoshi Fujita
Production Advancement:
Kou Yokota
Risa Sanada
Yumi Nogami
Production Affairs Manager: Shinsuke Nonaka
Production producer: Kentaro Morishita
Production Supervision:
Isao Yoshikuni
Keisuke Tsuchihashi
Promotion Room:
Akira Nakajima (Ghibli Park)
Ayano Fujiwara (Ghibli Park)
Kana Sakurai (Ghibli Park)
Manami Meguro (Ghibli Park)
Mayu Naitou (Ghibli Park)
Takako Matsuo (Ghibli Park)
Yuka Ohashi (Ghibli Park)
Yūki Yazawa (Ghibli Park)
Yūsuke Tajima (Ghibli Park)
Publishing Manager: Chinami Tai
Recording: Shuji Suzuki
Recording Adjustment: Koji Kasamatsu
Recording Assistant:
Chihiro Matsuda
Emi Andō
Sound Production: Tamaki Kojo
Studio Coordinator:
Akiko Nagatsuka (Hinokiya Studio)
Chiaki Tachikawa
Fumihito Hayakawa
Kazato Usui (Hinokiya Studio)
Kyoko Konishi (Hinokiya Studio)
Maasa Murase (Hinokiya Studio)
Megumi Takahashi (Hinokiya Studio)
Sadaaki Nishinoo
Takashi Endo (Hinokiya Studio)
Tsubasa Ichimura (Hinokiya Studio)
Yūya Kurihara (Hinokiya Studio)
Studio Engineer: Daisuke Yokoyama
System Management: Noriyuki Kitakawachi
Technical Support: Shinichiro Koshi
Theme Song Composition: Satoshi Takebe
Theme Song Lyrics: Goro Miyazaki
Theme Song Performance: Sherina Munaf
Kokoro Hirasawa as Earwig

Etsushi Toyokawa as the Mandrake
Gaku Hamada as Thomas
Sherina Munaf as Earwig's Mother
Shinobu Terajima as Bella Yaga

Yūji Ueda as Mr. Jenkins
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
Translation: Don Brown
Accent Coach: Taylor Lawrence
Additional Casting:
Ned Lott
Rodney Uhler
ADR Writer: Tony Oliver
Audio Editor: Chelsey Cohen
Audio Engineer: Michael Schneider
Casting Director: Stephanie Sheh
Printmaster: Gary Coppola
Production Supervision: Clark Cheng
Recording engineer: Michael Sinterniklaas
Remote Recording Coordinator: Chelsey Cohen
Script Supervision:
Clark Cheng
Stephanie Sheh
Song Adaptation: Tony Oliver ("Don't Disturb Me")
Song Editing: Jared Faber
Song Mixing: Jared Faber
Theme Song Performance: Kacey Musgraves ("Don't Disturb Me")
Voice Direction: Michael Sinterniklaas

Dan Stevens as Thomas
Kacey Musgraves as Earwig's Mother
Richard E. Grant as The Mandrake
Vanessa Marshall as Bella Yaga

Alex Cartaña as Assistant Matron
Eva Kaminsky as Assistant Cook
JB Blanc as Mr. Jenkins
Logan Hannan as Custard
Pandora Colin as Matron
Summer Jenkins as Phyllis
Tom Bromhead as Cook

English companies
ADR Production: NYAV Post
Distributor: Shout! Factory (USA)
Internet Streaming: HBO Max (USA)
Licensed by:
Elysian Film Group (UK/Ireland)
GKIDS (US and Canada)
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Hervé Icovic
Assistant ADR Director: Ouahiba Djema
Recording engineer: Marim Hoxha
Sound Mixing: Marim Hoxha

Micha Lescot as Thomas
Rafaëlle Cohen as La mère d'Aya
Sylvia Bergé as Bella Yaga
Thierry Hancisse as Mandrake

Anatole Jamet as Custard
Hélène Babu as La directrice de l'orphelinat
Marlène Goulard as Thelma
French companies
Dubbing Studio: BHI - By Hervé Icovic
Licensed by: Wild Bunch
Spanish cast
Spanish staff
ADR Director:
Eduardo Gutierrez (Spain dub)
Luis Leonardo Suárez (Mexican dub)
Translation:
Ayako Kishi (Spain dub)
Luis Leonardo Suárez (Mexican dub)
ADR Script:
Eduardo Gutierrez (Spain dub)
Luis Leonardo Suárez (Mexican dub)

ADR Coordination: Tomás García (Spain dub)
Mix Engineer:
Ewa Głowacka-Tryniecka (Mexican dub)
Jesús Javier Sáiz Salso (Spain dub)
Theme Song Adaptation: Jazmín Abuín (Spain dub)
Theme Song Performance: Jazmín Abuín (Spain dub)
Amanda Hinojosa as Earwig (Mexican dub)
Cristina Yuste as Earwig (Spain dub)
Lourdes Fabrés as Earwig (Catalan dub)

Abraham Aguilar as The Mandrake (Spain dub)
Alex De Porrata as Thomas (Catalan dub)
Carlo Vázquez as Thomas (Mexican dub)
Gloria Gonzalez as Bella Yaga (Catalan dub)
Jaume Solà as Custard (Catalan dub)
Jazmín Abuín as Earwig's Mother (Spain dub)
Jordi Salas as Mandràgora (Catalan dub)
Jose Luis Orozco as Mandrágora (Mexican dub)
Pepa Castro as Bella Yaga (Spain dub)
Raúl Rojo as Thomas (Spain dub)
Rommy Mendoza as Bella Yaga (Mexican dub)

Amparo Bravo as Custard (Spain dub)
Ana Ángeles García as Matron (Spain dub)
Ana María Camps as Cuinera (Catalan dub)
Andrea Alzuri as Teacher (Spain dub)
Armando Réndiz as Sr. Jenkins (Mexican dub)
Carlos Lladó as Títols (Catalan dub)
Eduardo Gutierrez as
Cook (Spain dub)
Mr. Jenkins (Spain dub)
Esther Viladecàs as Phyllis (Catalan dub)
Iris Lago as Delma (Catalan dub)
Jesús Pérez Benito as Announcer (Spain dub)
Lourdes Fabrés as Mare de l'Earwig (Catalan dub)
María Blanco as Assistant Matron (Spain dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Matrona (Catalan dub)
Mayte Mira as Phyllis (Spain dub)
Rocio Garcel as Matrona (Mexican dub)
Sebastian Albavera as Custard (Mexican dub)
Toni Astigarraga as Sr. Jenkins (Catalan dub)

Ivan Canovas (Catalan dub)
Mariona Bosch (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio:
Iyuno-SDI Group Mexico (Mexican dub)
Perfect Sound (Spain dub)
Internet Streaming:
Filmin (Spain)
Netflix
Licensed by: Vértigo Films (Spain)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Massimiliano Alto
Translation: Francesco Nicodemo
Executive producer:
Maria Fiorentini
Romina Franzini

Dialogues: Roberta Bonuglia
Dubbing Assistant: Giulia Nofri
Dubbing Engineer: Lorenzo Schirru
Mixing: Andrea Roversi
Ilaria Pellicone as Erica (Aya)

Caterina Shulha as Mamma di Erica
Daniela Calò as Bella Yaga
Pino Insegno as Mandragora (The Mandrake)

Liliana Sorrentino as Manageress
Italian companies
Distributor: Lucky Red
Dubbing: Iyuno-SDI Group
German staff
German cast
Dubbing Director: Sabine Bohlmann
ADR Script: Sabine Bohlmann

Angelina Markiefka as Ayas Mutter
Götz Otto as Mandrake
Kathrin Gaube as Bella Yaga
Markus Pfeiffer as Thomas

Jona Timmermanns as Pudding
Rosalie Seidl as Phyllis
Sabine Bohlmann as Dämon
Tatjana Pokorny as Stellvertretende Heimleiterin
Thomas Wenke as Koch
Uschi Wolff as Heimleiterin
German companies
Dubbing: Neue Tonfilm
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Dutch cast
(none)
Russian staff
Russian cast
Dubbing Director: Alexander Filchenko
Translation: Sonya Samoilova

Recording engineer: Alexander Filchenko
Theme Song Lyrics: Tatiana Moskalenko
Theme Song Performance: Elena Dvurekova
Russian companies
Dubbing Studio: Reanimedia
Licensed by: Russian Report
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
ADR Director:
Ascensão Amaral (Portugal dub)
Marco Aurélio Campos (Brazilian dub)
Translation:
Ana Madureira (Portugal dub)
Beatriz Corrêa (Brazilian dub)
Producer:
Bruna Rafaela (Brazilian dub)
João Paulo Chaim (Brazilian dub)
Júnior Pereira (Brazilian dub)
Mateus Pereira Grassini (Brazilian dub)
Nathalie Syllos (Brazilian dub)

Audio Captation: Ademir Domingues (Brazilian dub)
Music Director: Cidalia Castro (Brazilian dub)
Recording engineer:
Bruno Thomaz (Brazilian dub)
Douglas Prado (Brazilian dub)
Rodrigo Augusto (Brazilian dub)
Thiago A. Xavier (Brazilian dub)
Sound Mixing:
Ewa Głowacka-Tryniecka (Brazilian dub)
Przemysław Kruszewski (Portugal dub)
Gigi Patta as Earwig (Brazilian dub)
Isabel Queirós as Aya (Portugal dub)

Cidalia Castro as Mãe da Earwig (Brazilian dub)
Diego Marques as Thomas (Brazilian dub)
Isabel Carvalho as Bella Yaga (Portugal dub)
Joana Costa as Mãe da Aya (Portugal dub)
Jorge Paupério as Mandrake (Portugal dub)
Luiz Carlos Persy as Mandrake (Brazilian dub)
Mabel Cezar as Bella Yaga (Brazilian dub)
Tiago Araújo as Thomas (Portugal dub)

Beatriz Singer as Sally (Brazilian dub)
Carolina Alegria as Thelma (Portugal dub)
Cecília Lemes as Matrona (Brazilian dub)
Érica Kou as Thelma (Brazilian dub)
Faduli Costa as Sr. Jenkins (Brazilian dub)
Israel Barbosa as Custard (Brazilian dub)
Teca Pinkovai as Professora (Brazilian dub)
Valenthina Rodarte as Phyllis (Brazilian dub)
Valentina Rodarthe as Phyllis (Brazilian dub)

Beatriz Singer (Brazilian dub)
Priscila Franco (Brazilian dub)
Teca Pinkovai (Brazilian dub)
Valenthina Rodarte (Brazilian dub)
Valentina Rodarthe (Brazilian dub)
Portuguese companies
ADR Production: Iyuno-SDI Group
Dubbing Studio:
Iyuno-SDI Portugal (Portugal dub)
Unidub (Brazilian dub)
Internet Streaming: Netflix (PT-speaking regions)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Translation: J&T Contents
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)

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