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Studio Ghibli's films are being made available for digital purchase

Posted On: 3 Dec 2019   |   Posted By: Little White Lies

Studio Ghibli's films are being made available for digital purchase

Studio Ghibli made waves this past October when the legendary animation studio announced that for the first time in their history, they would be making their full catalog available for online streaming. In cooperation with animation importer GKIDS, HBO's new service will have the complete Ghibli canon in the spring, but that was just the beginning of their plans to get some new money flowing in from Western markets.
Now Variety has the news that Ghibli will also license their films for a complete digital purchase, to own rather than rent. For a filmmaking house heretofore jealously guarded about how their output goes into the world, it's a major shift in policy.
The Variety item specifies that both the original Japanese and the dubbed English versions will be put up for download on “all major digital transactional platforms,” a mouthful of a phrase suggesting that Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, and the like will all have access. That's the good news; the regrettable news is that the downloads will only be...

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