Literally a day after Gkids (North American distribution rights holder) rejected the idea of streaming Studio Ghibli films, it was announced that HBO Max gained exclusive rights to stream its contents.
HBO Max has acquired the U.S. streaming rights to Studio Ghibli films, which includes Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and much more. https://t.co/3Uk96gVAUI pic.twitter.com/PQtCMplXL5— IGN (@IGN) October 17, 2019
“We are excited to be working with HBO Max to bring the complete collection of Studio Ghibli films to streaming audiences in the US. As a premium content brand, HBO Max is an ideal home for our films,” said Koji Hoshino, Chairman of Studio Ghibli. “Upon launch of the service this spring, existing Ghibli fans will be able enjoy their favorites and delve deeper into the library, while whole new audiences will be able to discover our films for the first time.”
It's unknown whether other Ghibli projects, including the short films "Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess" and "Mei & The Kittenbus," will be included.
Meanwhile, you can catch Spirited Away in theaters on October 27, 28 & 30... ticket info here