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Spirited Away (The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki) [Videorecording] (original 2001; edition 2003)

by Hayao Miyazaki

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Title:Spirited Away (The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki) [Videorecording]
Authors:Hayao Miyazaki
Info:Walt Disney Video: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, Widescreen, NTSC
Tags:Sorta Fairytale, DVD, youth, fantasy, fiction, children's, adventure, animation, anime, Japan, Japanese, pigs, Studio Ghibli, fantastic fiction, witches, birds, monsters, families, bath houses, servants, curses, imaginary worlds, ghosts, dragons, VideoThing, East Asia, fairy tales, Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Jason Marsden, Susan Egan, David Ogden Stiers, Lauren Holly, Michael Chiklis, John Ratzenberger, Tara Strong, Bob Bergen, childhood, monster boyfriends, mythology, animals, supernatural, movies, diverse media

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Spirited Away [2001 film] by Hayao Miyazaki (2001)



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A witch who runs a bath house for gods turns a girl's parents into pigs.

Delightful. But not quite as wonderful as I remember thinking it was in the past - probably because I've seen a number of amazing cartoons (Snow White and Wall-E, for instance) since the last time I watched it.

Concept: A
Story: A
Characters: A
Dialog: B
Pacing: A
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: A
Acting: B
Music: C

Enjoyment: A

GPA: 3.5/4 ( )
  comfypants | Feb 3, 2016 |
The most interesting extra feature on the two-disc set is the Nippon Television Special on the making of Spirited Away, not because it's significantly different from American making-of programs, but because the camera crew was allowed to film Miyazaki at work. It's fascinating to watch the visionary director explaining how individual movements should be animated, and even performing the little dance the frog-master does to welcome the No-Face to Yubaba's bath house. (Old animators describe Walt Disney giving similar performances, but no comparable footage exists.) It's also striking to see how intimate Studio Ghibli is, unencumbered by the tiers of management that burden American studios. The scene comparisons enable the viewer to study the storyboards for the film, which Miyazaki draws himself. These simple yet wonderfully vivid images capture the essence of a mood, a movement, an expression. "Behind the Microphone" offers a fairly standard behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the excellent English version of Spirited Away. --Charles Solomon
  aacc-illinois | May 6, 2014 |
Семья покупает дом в далекой и очень спокойной деревне. У них есть десятилетняя дочь Чихира, которая, как и все дети ее возраста, очень любопытна. В один из солнечных дней она находит ,что-то вроде туннеля, на другом конце которого иной мир, отличный от этого, мир со своими причудами, тайнами и загадками. Неизвестная сила заманивает маленькую девочку в туннель и она оказывается в другом , том самом мире, который видела из далека. По началу ей было страшно, но потом она привыкла, нашла силы побороть в себе страх и даже устроиться на работу!
  elechor | Oct 26, 2009 |
Chihiro's family stops on the way to their new house, and they end up in the world of the spirits. Can she rescue her parents before she forgets who she is?
This is a beautiful movie. The story is unlike anything else, although it echoes some familiar characters. It's the classic story of a slightly spoiled girl finding her inner strength. Told very simply, it's all the more affecting.
What really makes the movies special, though, is the animation. In a world where most movies are computer-generated, it's nice to see something hand-drawn. Miyazaki has made a name for himself as a director who can marry the story with his distinct style to a spectacular result. It's lovely and dreamlike.
I would recommend this to a collection that serves young readers of all ages, although parts may be too scary for the little ones to watch alone. It's a story with so many levels that it will appeal to a range of viewer. ( )
  emithomp | Oct 4, 2009 |
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Suzuki, Toshioproducermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Hisaishi, JoeComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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When a young girl gets trapped in a strange new world of spirits, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and rescue her parents.

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