An orphan girl, Earwig, is adopted by a witch and comes home to a spooky house filled with mystery and magic.


Gorô Miyazaki


Diana Wynne Jones (novel) (as Daiana Win Jônzu), Keiko Niwa (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1,942 ( 338)
2 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
JB Blanc ... Mr. Jenkins (voice)
Thomas Bromhead ... Cook (voice)
Alex Cartañá ... Assistant Matron (voice)
Pandora Colin ... Matron (voice)
Richard E. Grant ... The Mandrake (voice)
Gaku Hamada ... Tômasu (voice)
Logan Hannan ... Custard (voice)
Taylor Henderson ... Earwig (voice)
Kokoro Hirasawa Kokoro Hirasawa ... Âya (voice)
Summer Jenkins ... Phyllis (voice)
Eva Kaminsky ... Assistant Cook (voice)
Vanessa Marshall ... Bella Yaga (voice)
Sherina Munaf Sherina Munaf ... Earwig's Mother (voice) (as Sherina Munafu)
Kacey Musgraves ... Earwig's Mother (voice)
Vivienne Rutherford ... Sally (voice)


An orphan girl, Earwig, is adopted by a witch and comes home to a spooky house filled with mystery and magic.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some scary images and rude material | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


At first glance, Mandrake and Bella Yaga are driving the same car as Arsène Lupin in Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, directed by Goro's father Hayao Miyazaki. However, the car in Earwig is actually a Citroën 2CV, they look similar, but the two chevrons in the front grill is unmistakable in Earwig. The yellow car in Lupin III is a 1957 Fiat 500. You can see the red Fiat logo in front. Both cars are yellow, both have a sunroof. See more »

Alternate Versions

On February 11, 2021, Toho announced that the film would be released theatrically in Japan on April 29, 2021. This version will include some scenes not shown on the TV version. See more »


References Howl's Moving Castle (2004) See more »

User Reviews

Where's the 3rd act of this movie?
7 February 2021 | by kobold-23See all my reviews

Did they really end the movie like that? lol

It felt like a first episode or half worked pilot for a series that was never meant to get picked up.

Now we'll never know what happens.

I gave 5 points because it had good ideas, but I took away 5 points because of the "ending" and the lack of a real conclusion. It goes nowhere.

I'm expecting lots of people to hate this movie. I hate when movies do that. It's very annoying. The Devil Inside and The Turning did the same thing. They present ideas and characters, but do nothing with them.

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Release Date:

5 February 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aya and the Witch See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$92,029, 7 February 2021

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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