"Go outside? Sorry no, I'm busy netflixing."

Had thoughts about signing up for Disney+ when it comes to Singapore and dropping Netflix? That’s gonna be a really tough call, especially now, thanks to this latest development from (still) everyone’s favourite streaming service.

Starting February 1, a collection of 21 films from Studio Ghibli—the likes of Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Howl's Moving Castle, among many others—will be made available to all Netflix subscribers here. Only the US, Canada and Japan markets won't be getting this.

Even if you've watched some or all of the films before, this is the perfect chance to watch 'em again. They are being made available in batches too, so that your binge-watching spree won't be too unhealthy. You gotta leave some space for other Netflix shows afterall, right?

On February 1, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Only Yesterday, Porco Rosso, Ocean Waves and Tales from Earthsea will be live. Then a month later on March 1, get ready for Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbors the Yamadas, Spirited Away, The Cat Returns, Arrietty and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. And finally on April 1, there won't be time for foolin' around as you marathon through Pom Poko, Whisper of the Heart, Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, From Up on Poppy Hill, The Wind Rises and When Marnie Was There.

The lauded animation studio is best known for spawning cult classics (and soon a theme park) that transcends the boundaries of age and nationalities, creating animated films that make us run the gamut of human emotions. Find yourself watching on in wonder, amazement, happiness, sadness and trepidation, sometimes all at the same time.

We truly can't ask for a better move from Netflix than this to start 2020 right.


More info here.