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Writer:
Hayao Miyazaki (written by)
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Release Date:
28 March 2003 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
(The tunnel led Chihiro to a mysterious town...)
Plot:
In the middle of her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and monsters; where humans are changed into animals; and a bathhouse for these creatures. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 35 wins & 19 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Daveigh Chase ... Chihiro (voice: English version)

Suzanne Pleshette ... Yubaba / Zeniba (voice: English version)

Susan Egan ... Lin (voice: English version)

David Ogden Stiers ... Kamajii (voice: English version)

Michael Chiklis ... Chihiro's Father (voice: English version)

John Ratzenberger ... Assistant Manager (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Angel ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Bob Bergen ... No-Face / Frog / Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Rodger Bumpass ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Jennifer Darling ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Paul Eiding ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Tatsuya Gashûin ... Aogaeru, Assistant Manager (voice: Japanese version)
Koba Hayashi ... Kawa no Kami (voice: Japanese version)
Rumi Hiiragi ... Chihiro / Sen (voice: Japanese version)

Lauren Holly ... Chihiro's Mother (voice: English version)
Miyu Irino ... Haku (voice: Japanese version)
Tsunehiko Kamijô ... Chichiyaku (voice: Japanese version)
Ryûnosuke Kamiki ... (voice: Japanese version)
Noriko Kitou ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Sherry Lynn ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Jason Marsden ... Haku (voice: English version)
Mona Marshall ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Mickie McGowan ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Candi Milo ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Takashi Naitô ... Chihiro no otôsan (voice: Japanese version)
Mari Natsuki ... Yubaba / Zeniba (voice: Japanese version)

Colleen O'Shaughnessey ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Takehiko Ono ... Aniyaku (voice: Japanese version)

Phil Proctor ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Shiro Saito ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Yasuko Sawaguchi ... Chihiro no okâsan (voice: Japanese version)

Tara Strong ... Bôh (voice: English version)
Bunta Sugawara ... Kamajî (voice: Japanese version)
Yumi Tamai ... Rin (voice: Japanese version)

Jim Ward ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Ken Yasuda ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Yô Ôizumi ... Bandai-gaeru (voice: Japanese version)
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Directed by
Hayao Miyazaki 
 
Writing credits
Hayao Miyazaki (written by)

Produced by
Donald W. Ernst .... producer (English language version)
Koji Hoshino .... co-executive producer
Lori Korngiebel .... associate producer (English language version)
John Lasseter .... executive producer: US
Toshio Suzuki .... producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Joe Hisaishi 
 
Cinematography by
Atsushi Okui 
 
Film Editing by
Takeshi Seyama 
 
Production Design by
Norobu Yoshida 
 
Art Direction by
Yôji Takeshige 
 
Production Management
Jeff Deckman .... assistant production manager: english language version
Nozomu Takahashi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masayuki Miyagi .... assistant director
Masayuki Miyaji .... assistant director
Atsushi Takahashi .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Kô'hei Endô .... color managment system
Yukie Nomura .... color design assistant
Kazuko Yamada .... color design assistant
Michiyo Yasuda .... color designer
 
Sound Department
Toshiaki Abe .... sound effects support
Atsushi Aikawa .... DTS mastering
Petra Bach .... adr supervisor
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Jessica Gallavan .... adr editor
Suminobu Hamada .... surround mixing
Kaz Hayashi .... sound: dolby digital/DTS stereo (as Kazuhiro Hayashi)
Takeshi Imaizumi .... sound mixer
Takeshi Imaizumi .... sound recordist
Kazumi Inaki .... sound production
Shuji Inoue .... sound: dolby digital/DTS stereo
Michihiro Ito .... sound effects
Tamaki Kojo .... sound production
Rie Komiya .... sound effects assistant
Mayuka Miyazawa .... sound effects support
Eiko Morikawa .... sound effects support
Daisuke Murakami .... sound effects assistant
Kazuaki Narita .... sound effects support
Toru Noguchi .... sound effects
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer: U.S.
Tetsuya Satake .... sound mixer
Tetsuya Satake .... sound recordist
Robert L. Sephton .... American sound supervisor
Robert L. Sephton .... sound effects editor
Tsukuru Takagi .... sound mixer
Tsukuru Takagi .... sound recordist
Noriko Tsushi .... DTS mastering
Ayako Ueda .... sound effects support
 
Visual Effects by
Robert Bagley .... telecine operator
Thomas Baker .... CAPS scene planning (english version)
Masaru Karube .... digital animator
Mitsunori Katâma .... digital animator
Miki Sato .... digital animator
Yoichi Senzui .... digital animator
Yuji Tone .... digital animator
Hiroki Yamada .... digital animator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mikio Mori .... consultant: dolby film
Wataru Takahashi .... digital camera and composite operator
Wataru Takahashi .... digital cinematographer
Atsushi Tamura .... digital camera and composite operator
Junji Yubata .... digital camera and composite operator
 
Animation Department
Shinichi Abe .... inbetween animator
Akihiko Adachi .... inbetween artist
Mi Kyoung An .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Myoung Hio An .... digital ink and paint artist
Masashi Ando .... animation director
Seiko Azuma .... inbetween animator
Eun Soon Byeon .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Hye Soon Byeon .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Hyun Mi Cho .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Hee Eun Choi .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Soon Hwa Choi .... digital ink and paint artist
Hanako Enomoto .... inbetween animator
Ayako Fuji .... inbetween artist
Emiko Fujii .... inbetween animator
Kaori Fujii .... animator
Hideto Fujiki .... inbetween animator
Maya Fujimori .... inbetween animator
Naoko Fujitani .... inbetween animator
Naoya Furukawa .... animator
Shôgo Furuya .... key animator
Makiko Futaki .... animator
Natsuko Goto .... inbetween animator
Sun Ki Ham .... digital ink and paint artist
Hideyoshi Hamatsu .... animator
Hideki Hamazu .... key animator
Keumi Han .... digital ink and paint artist
Shinji Hashimoto .... animator
Satoshi Hattori .... inbetween animator
Soo Kyung Her .... digital ink and paint artist
Kumi Hirai .... inbetween animator
Rie Hirakawa .... inbetween animator
Motonobu Hori .... inbetween animator
Akira Hosogaya .... inbetween artist
Young Mi Huh .... inbetween animator
Hiroshi Iijima .... digital ink and paint artist
Takeshi Imamura .... animator
Masami Inomata .... inbetween animator
Masayo Iseki .... digital ink and paint artist
Hiroaki Ishii .... digital ink and paint checker
Kunitoshi Ishii .... inbetween animator
Kuniyuki Ishii .... animator
Nobushige Ishita .... inbetween animator
Yukari Ishita .... inbetween animator
Nozomu Ito .... inbetween animator
Yumiko Ito .... inbetween animator
Keiko Itogawa .... background artist
Yoshitake Iwakami .... inbetween animator
Emiko Iwayanagi .... inbetween animator
Cheol-Ho Jang .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Hyeon Soo Joung .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Hyun Ju Jun .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Sung Hee Jung .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Megumi Kagawa .... animator
Tsutomu Kaichi .... inbetween animator
Shizue Kaneko .... animator
Mioko Katano .... inbetween animator
Byong Yor Kim .... digital ink and paint artist
Eun Young Kim .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Ji Eun Kim .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Jin Wook Kim .... digital ink and paint artist
Jung-hee Kim .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Mi Sun Kim .... digital ink and paint artist
Mung Sook Kim .... digital ink and paint artist
Myoung Sun Kim .... digital ink and paint artist
Tae Jong Kim .... digital ink and paint artist
Shigeru Kimishima .... key animator
Yumiko Kitajima .... inbetween animator
Ogura Kobo .... background artist
Komasa .... inbetween artist
Daizen Komatsuda .... inbetween animator
Junko Komatsuzaki .... inbetween animator
Rie Kondou .... inbetween animator
Ken'ichi Konishi .... animator
Fumie Konno .... inbetween animator
Misuzu Kurata .... animator
Bok Kyoung Kwon .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Kitarô Kôsaka .... animator (as Kitaro Kosaka)
Do Hee Lee .... digital ink and paint artist
Eun Kyung Lee .... digital ink and paint artist
Hye Sung Lee .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Mi Ok Lee .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Sue Shang Lee .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Daisuke Makino .... inbetween animator
Kiyoko Makita .... inbetween animator
Reiko Mano .... inbetween animator
Yu Maruyama .... inbetween animator
Tadahito Matsubayashi .... inbetween animator
Mariko Matsuo .... animator
Masaru Matsuse .... animator
Atsuko Matsushita .... inbetween artist
Satoshi Mikage .... inbetween animator
Tomoko Miyata .... inbetween animator
Yoshiyuki Momose .... animator
Naomi Mori .... digital ink and paint artist
Takashi Mori .... inbetween animator
Kanako Moriya .... digital ink and paint checker
Yasuto Murata .... inbetween animator
Rie Nakagome .... inbetween animator
Hiroaki Nakajima .... inbetween animator
Yuki Nakajima .... inbetween animator
Kazuki Nakamoto .... inbetween animator
Katsutoshi Nakamura .... animator
Yohei Nakano .... inbetween animator
Hisashi Nakayama .... animator
Mai Nakazato .... inbetween animator
Kumi Nanjo .... digital ink and paint artist
Akiko Nasu .... digital ink and paint artist
Sumie Nishido .... inbetween animator
Atsushi Nishigori .... inbetween artist
Hiromi Nishikawa .... inbetween animator
Minori Noguchi .... inbetween animator
Fumiko Oda .... digital ink and paint checker
Gosei Oda .... inbetween animator
Norihito Ogawa .... inbetween animator
Masahiro Ohashi .... inbetween animator
Minoru Ohashi .... animation checker
Mayumi Ohmura .... inbetween animator
Kumiko Ohta .... inbetween animator
Kyoko Okabayashi .... inbetween animator
Rie Okada .... digital ink and paint artist
Chika Okubo .... inbetween animator
Masashi Okumura .... inbetween animator
Fumino Okura .... digital ink and paint artist
Takeyoshi Omagari .... inbetween animator
Aya Onishi .... inbetween artist
Kazuyoshi Onoda .... animator
Masaru Oshiro .... animator
Miho Otsuka .... inbetween animator
Akihiro Oyama .... digital ink and paint artist
Ji Hyun Park .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
La Sung Park .... digital ink and paint artist
So Hwa Park .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Suk-Hwa Park .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Young Suk Park .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Eun Me Pyun .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Shinobu Saeki .... inbetween animator
Michiko Saito .... digital ink and paint artist
Saho Saito .... inbetween animator
Masaya Saitou .... animation checker
Reiko Sakai .... inbetween animator
Masako Sakano .... inbetween animator
Chikako Sasagawa .... inbetween animator
Masako Sato .... inbetween animator
Akiko Seki .... inbetween artist
Jin Hyuk Seo .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Kum Sook Seo .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Yuka Shibata .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Tomotaka Shibayama .... digital ink and paint artist
Tsutomu Shibutani .... inbetween animator
Akira Shigino .... digital ink and paint artist
Ritsuko Shiina .... inbetween animator
Ikuko Shimada .... inbetween animator
Akiko Shimizu .... digital ink and paint artist
Masako Shinohara .... animator
Naoyoshi Shiotani .... inbetween animator
Hyun Ju Song .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Jee Young Soung .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Ryozo Sugiyama .... inbetween animator
Makiko Suzuki .... key animator
Mariko Suzuki .... animator
Kanako Takahashi .... digital ink and paint artist
Naoko Takahashi .... inbetween animator
Noboru Takano .... animator
Nobuyuki Takeuchi .... key animator
Noriyuki Takeuchi .... animator
Atsushi Tamura .... animator
Atsuko Tanaka .... animator: Telecom Animation Film
Haruka Tanaka .... inbetween animator
Yûichi Tanaka .... animator (as Yuichi Tanaka)
Kumiko Tanihira .... inbetween animator
Hitomi Tateno .... animation checker
Kumiko Terada .... inbetween animator
Masako Terada .... inbetween animator
Akiko Teshima .... inbetween artist
Akiko Toba .... inbetween artist
Yoyoi Toki .... inbetween animator
Keiko Tomizawa .... inbetween animator
Jinko Tsuji .... inbetween animator
Kôjirô Tsuruoka .... inbetween animator (as Koujirou Tsuraoka)
Kazuyuki Ueda .... inbetween animator
Yumiko Ukai .... digital ink and paint artist
Yukari Umebayashi .... inbetween animator
Hideo Watanabe .... inbetween animator
Alexandra Weihrauch .... inbetween artist
Hisako Yaji .... inbetween animator
Chikako Yamada .... inbetween animator
Ken'ichi Yamada .... animator
Satoko Yamada .... inbetween animator
Shinichiro Yamada .... inbetween animator
Tamami Yamada .... key animator
Atsushi Yamagata .... animator
Hirômi Yamakawa .... animator
Eiji Yamamori .... key animator
Hideshi Yamamori .... animator
Rie Yamamoto .... inbetween animator
Akihiko Yamashita .... animator
Muneyuki Yamashita .... inbetween animator
Shôjurô Yamauchi .... animator
Yukari Yamaura .... inbetween animator
Morihiko Yano .... inbetween animator
Masafumi Yokota .... inbetween animator
Yuki Yokoyama .... digital ink and paint artist
Hiromasa Yonebayashi .... animator
Mi Kyoung Yoon .... inbetween animator: DR Digital
Hideaki Yoshio .... animator
Hea Yeop Yun .... digital ink and paint artist
Shin'ya Ôhira .... animator
Katsu Ôshiro .... animator
Norihiro Ôsugi .... animator
 
Casting Department
Motohiro Hatanaka .... casting coordinator
Jamie Thomason .... voice casting: English version
David Wright .... voice casting: English version (as David H. Wright III)
Keiko Yagi .... casting coordinator
Naomi Yasu .... casting coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Chris DeLaGuardia .... color timer
Katie Hooten .... post-production coordinator
Rich Mackay .... US version
Kyoko Mizuta .... assistant editor
Mary Beth Smith .... negative cutter
Mutsumi Takemiya .... assistant editor
Megumi Uchida .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Joe Hisaishi .... conductor
Joe Hisaishi .... musician: piano
Kazumi Inaki .... music production
Youmi Kimura .... composer: song "Itsumo nando-demo"
Tamaki Kojo .... music production
Masayoshi Okawa .... music engineer
Shinichi Tanaka .... orchestra recordist
Joe Hisaishi .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Kazunori Miyake .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jun Nagao .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Steve Alpert .... overseas promotion (as Stephen Alpert)
Nao Amisaki .... overseas promotion
Shokichi Arai .... coordinator
Koichi Asano .... merchandising development
Leo Chu .... vice president of production
Cindy Davis Hewitt .... adaptation: English version
Nozomi Fukuda .... advertising producer
Mieko Hara .... advertising producer
Donald H. Hewitt .... adaptation: English version
Linda Hoaglund .... subtitler: English
Hiroi Hosokawa .... advertising producer
Minami Ichikawa .... advertising producer
Tomomi Imai .... merchandising development
Rieko Izutsu .... merchandising development
Yasushi Kanno .... advertising producer
Yusuke Kikuchi .... advertising producer
Michiyo Koyanagi .... advertising producer
Haruyo Moriyoshi .... overseas promotion
Minako Nagasawa .... public relations
Ai Nakanishi .... advertising producer
Junichi Nishioka .... public relations
Atsuo Ogaki .... advertising producer
Naoto Okamura .... advertising producer
Hiroyuki Orihara .... advertising producer
Mikiko Takeda .... overseas promotion
Masaru Tsuchiya .... advertising producer
Morikazu Wakizaka .... advertising producer
Kirk Wise .... dialogue director
 
Thanks
Robert Bagley .... special thanks
Matthew Jon Beck .... special thanks
Zuzanna Radziwonka .... very special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi" - Japan (original title)
"Miyazaki's Spirited Away" - USA (poster title)
"The Wonderful Journey" - Israel (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for some scary moments
Runtime:
125 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX | Dolby (English-language version) | Dolby Digital (English-language version)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Austria:0 | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:7 | Finland:K-7 | France:U | Germany:o.Al. | Hong Kong:I | Netherlands:6 | New Zealand:PG | Norway:7 | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Spain:T | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG | USA:PG (No. 36367)

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Trivia:
Director Trademark: [Hayao Miyazaki] [pigs]Chihiro's parents are turned into pigs as a result of eating food intended for the gods.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The smudge on Chihiro's face changes shape, switches sides, and disappears at random during the first 40 minutes of the movie.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Chihiro:[reading a card] I'll miss you, Chihiro. Your best friend, Rumi.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Yuya no AsaSee more »

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137 out of 160 people found the following review useful.
Best animated film I have seen!, 2 April 2004
Author: Thomas Jolliffe (supertom-3) from Marlow, England

This is a wonderfully imaginative and fantastical children's fantasy. It is easy to see why it was perhaps the critical hit of 2002. The film is glorious to look at. It is a testament to old fashioned animation techniques that seem to be resigned to foreign animations. Of course there is some use of computer imagery for certain shots but they blend seamlessly and the overall artistry involved is superlative.

This is the first Hayao Miyazaki film I have seen and I will certainly watch his others. The story plays on many elements successful with kids films, that transport you back to your own childhood and also allows the young audience to connect with the themes in the movie too. The story centres around Chihiro, a young girl about to move into a new place and who feels insecure about the new environment she will be living in. These fears become a part of her encounter with a strange abandoned amusement park that she and her parents find when they reach a dead end in their car. At the park they find that their is a stall that is seemingly open, with glorious displays of mouth watering food. There are no people about but Chihiros parents decide to gorge themselves on this bounty and pay later. As Chihioro explores she comes across a strange boy who warns her to get out before dark. It is too late however, because as night falls, ghosts are awakened, and then by the time she gets back to her parents they are turned into pigs. She then finds that the route she came from is gone and she is now trapped in this place, her only allie being the boy she met earlier. She is told to get a job at the centre piece of the park, a bath house run by Yubaba, an evil power mad witch. This is a bath house for the spirits and Chihiro has to find a job there before she is found and turned into an animal herself, then unable to save her parents.

The story is imaginative and the characters and animations endlessly unique and strange. This is just so much more creative than Hollywood. The characters are likeable and we become engrossed with Chihiros adventures inside this bathhouse, and the characters she comes into contact with as she tries to get her parents back as humans and whilst trying to get back to the human world. What I also loved in this film is that the animation gives it a real sense of cinematography, the drawing makes the film stand out in a way that American animations rarely do. Another film I think of that looked really good was Bellville Rendezvous. Another great point in fact the best part of it, is the fantastic score. It really is uplifting and very original. This is just great film making. *****

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