Richard E. Grant, Kacey Musgraves, Dan Stevens and others will be the voice of Goro Miyazaki’s new GKIDS and Studio Ghibli game, Earwig and The Witch, inspired by Diana Wynne Jones’ book of the same name.
Directed by From Up on Poppy Hill and Tales from Earthsea Helmer, Earwig and The Witch follow a headstrong orphan named Earwig who lives with a selfish witch but then goes on a journey to meet her mother, who possesses magical powers . On her hike, Earwig discovers a world of spells and potions and a mysterious song that can help her find her lost family.
In the English-language dubbing, Grant will play Mandrake, Stevens will speak Thomas, and Musgraves will play Earwig’s mother. Taylor Paige Henderson will pronounce the title character. Other speakers for the English voice actor are Pandora Colin, JB Blanc, Logan Hannan, Summer Jenkins and Vivienne Rutherford.
Musgraves, who has won six Grammy Awards, will also perform an English-language version of the film theme “Don’t Disturb Me”.
The film is directed by Miyazaki and produced by Toshio Suzuki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli.