Kacey Musgraves has been cast in the English version of Studio Ghibli’s forthcoming film Earwig and the Witch. The movie is directed by Goro Miyazaki and based on Diana Wynne Jones’ children’s book of the same name. Musgraves will voice Earwig’s Mother. In addition, she’ll perform the English version of the film’s theme song “Don’t Disturb Me.” Check out the Earwig and the Witch poster below.
Earwig and the Witch will air on Japan’s NHK on December 30. The film will come to North America in early 2021, according to a press release.
“My dad brought a VHS tape of [My Neighbor] Totoro home when I was about 9, and I’ll never ever forget the comfort and the magic that movie (and many other Ghibli films) have given me,” Musgraves wrote. “To say this was a full-circle, bucketlist moment is an understatement.”
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