Studio Ghibli attempts their first computer animated film and the results are far from music to the ears. This is easily the worst film and animation from the beloved anime studio.
The plot centers around an orphan who’s adopted by mean witches. There’s of course more to their cruelty, but the movie saves that reveal for the final three minutes, setting up a much unwanted sequel. What comes before the ending are a series of plodding events that would be more suited for a short film than a feature.
The best part about EARWIG are the end credits. Not because the movie is thankfully over, but because we see hand drawn art from the creators that has far more meaning than the painful 82 minutes that came before it.
EARWIG AND THE WITCH is available to avoid on HBO MAX.