But what really fires the imagination is the beauty and ingenuity of the wonderland that lies at the end of a tunnel leading off from the quiet country road where Chihiro and her parents get lost. They come few and far between, but when they do, it's always a huge treat for moviegoers. His efforts also include writing and researching media in all its forms and observing how it effects society and culture. Following this tremendous success in its native country, Spirited Away was translated into English with Lasseter's guidance and dubbed by a virtual who's-who of previous Disney voiceover stars. Almost every moment is bursting with wonder. Japanese myths often use shape-shifting, in which bodies reveal themselves as facades concealing a deeper reality. Starring: Rumi Hiiragi as Chihiro, Miyu Irino as Haku, Mari Natsuki as Yubaba, Takashi Naitô as Chihiro's Father, Yasuko Sawaguchi as Chihiro's Mother, Tatsuya Gashûin as Aogaeru, Yumi Tamai as Lin, Yo Oizumi as Bandai-gaeru, Koba Hayashi as Kawa no Kami, Tsunehiko Kamijô as Chichiyaku, Takehiko Ono as Aniyaku, Ryunosuke Kamiki as Bôh, as Kamajî.
I don't recommend it for the average five year old though. Yubaba runs a huge bathhouse, or spa, for spirits, gods and other fantastic creatures. When her parents help themselves to a lot of delicious food, Chihiro goes around. He suggests not just the appearances of his characters, but their natures. This soundtrack does that thing with all the immediacy of musical composition to rend and heal your heart at the exact same moment. It is not a movie that shows any ambiguity about good and bad, but it does show that even bad or flawed people are redeemable. That part was intense for both of them.
Not only has Chihiro and her family been dropped into the spirit world, but so has the audience. I have to admit my affinity for dragons was one of the main reasons I wanted to see this movie as a kid. It is also accessible from the bonus features menu, and I am appalled that Disney did not just leave it there and instead insists on forcing the viewer to endure it every single time they want to watch the film. Chihro is swept away into the world of the spirits. Haku is much more than he seems.
Young girl protagonist thrust into an unknown environment? I loved it so much that I watched it about six times. Chihiro must learn to pass a series of tests and overcome many obstacles in order to save her parents. Enjoy it, but have the pause button ready in case you miss something! In fact, the movie last year became the biggest box office success ever in Japan. This is my favorite movie. It gives you a great insight into Japanese culture and mythology.
That was maybe the only mellow aspect from the movie that I noticed and I loved how it showed so much emotion with so little dialogue or even movements. On the way to their new house, her father takes the wrong turn and winds up at what looks to be an abandoned shrine and amusement park, hidden behind a mysterious tunnel guarded by a solemn stone idol. In the innards of the structure, Chihiro comes upon the boiler room, operated by a man named Kamaji , who is dressed in a formal coat and has eight limbs, which he employs in a bewildering variety of ways. I am sure that many kids younger than 5 will enjoy this movie kids generally like gross monsters and the mild level of violence in the movie , but may be disturbed or confused by it afterwards. Chihiro is aided by Haku, Yubaba's right hand helper and our heroine's friend. A wonderful, appropriate movie, though some children may find the creatures scary. Classic coming of age flick.
This is a wonderful movie, and the lighting of the lamps scene is so absolutely perfect that I could watch it 1,000 times. This movie has many very fightening images including: charaters being swallowed whole, a dragon nearly bleeding to death and many, many images of spirites that even at 19 scared me several times. The editing was so flawless to me because they had to draw out each miss-en-scene and put them all together in an abnormal way that catches your eye. A visual treat and pitch-perfect for our family which appreciates our children's entertainment flavored with less saccharine and more art and thought. How does she demonstrate and? If he liked the food the people made, he gave them a pound of gold.
She is then trapped in a horrible world of gods. Seeking similar success in North America, Disney has dubbed it into English - but cultural differences could leave audiences bewildered. In the story, the heroine encounters a sacred, mythical world that challenges her to turn away from her fear, apathy, laziness, and grouchiness. On the way to their new home, Chihiro's father makes a wrong turn and drives down a lonely one-lane road which dead-ends in front of a tunnel. In fact this is the best animated movie of all time.
This is one of the year's best films. Chapter selections appear on the front page, of which there are sixteen; the inside features production notes, with Miyazaki talking about his work; and the back gives a quick overview of the bonus features included. It is, in other words, the most Ghibli film. This film, if you have seen some of Miyazaki's other work, is quite light. After her journey she becomes less of a small child and more of an independent adult.
The thesis of this story is related to the importance of names and promises. There are still numerous flights of fancy, however, as characters constantly shift shapes - Chihiro's parents turn into pigs, the evil Yubaba into a sinister bird, the timid No Face into a rampaging carnivore, Okutaresama the malodorous monster into a benign river spirit, and the kindly but mysterious Haku into a dragon. Yubaba runs a huge bathhouse, or spa, for spirits, gods and other fantastic creatures. So they find the scene with the river spirit vomiting up all the pollution that has made it sick very gross. He and his wife Donna have four children. I particularly appreciate the cultivation and manifestation of love in this film. So far the movie has been viewed 1517 times.