Watch This: Studio Ghibli’s ‘Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter’ comes to Amazon Prime in January

From Japan's Studio Ghibli comes the animated adventure based on the novel by "Pippi Longstocking" author Astrid Lindgren

Studio Ghibli, the great Japanese animation house founded by Hayao Miyazaki, presents this animated series based on the novel by Astrid Lindgren (author of “Pippi Longstocking”) and directed by Gorō Miyazaki.

A hit in Japan in 2014 and 2015, the series debuts in the U.S. in an English language version (with Gillian Anderson narrating) on Amazon Prime this month

Here’s the official description:

Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter is an epic 26-part story of 10-year-old Ronja (Teresa Gallagher), born on a stormy night in a mountain fort, surrounded by her father (Rufus Hound), mother (Morwenna Banks) and a loving band of robbers. She grows to be a strong girl, and discovers that the forest is both a beautiful and frightening place inhabited by strange creatures. She befriends Birk (Kelly Adams), the son of her father’s rival, and so begins the drama of her friendship and family loyalties. Viewers follow along as she explores and understands these key factors in her life, and discovers that seemingly irresolvable choices can finally be made with the help of love and understanding.”

All 26 episodes available on Friday, January 27 on Amazon Prime

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears in Vulture, Turner Classic Movies online, Keyframe, and Parallax View.

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