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Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

Majo no takkyûbin (original title)
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A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Director:

Hayao Miyazaki

Writers:

Eiko Kadono (novel), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Minami Takayama Minami Takayama ... Kiki / Ursula (voice)
Rei Sakuma Rei Sakuma ... Jiji (voice)
Kappei Yamaguchi ... Tombo (voice)
Keiko Toda Keiko Toda ... Osono (voice)
Mieko Nobusawa Mieko Nobusawa ... Kokiri - Kiki's Mother (voice)
Kôichi Miura Kôichi Miura ... Okino - Kiki's Father (voice)
Haruko Katô Haruko Katô ... Rô-fujin (voice)
Hiroko Seki Hiroko Seki ... Barsa (voice)
Yuriko Fuchizaki Yuriko Fuchizaki ... Ketto (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Bakery Worker / Policeman (voice)
Kikuko Inoue ... Maki (voice)
Yûko Kobayashi Yûko Kobayashi ... Young Sempai Witch (voice)
Mika Doi ... Ketto's Mother (voice)
Takaya Hashi Takaya Hashi ... Ketto's Father (voice)
Chika Sakamoto Chika Sakamoto ... Baby (voice)
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Storyline

This is the story of a young witch, named Kiki who is now 13 years old. But she is still a little green and plenty headstrong, but also resourceful, imaginative, and determined. With her trusty wisp of a talking cat named Jiji by her side she's ready to take on the world, or at least the quaintly European seaside village she's chosen as her new home. Written by Anthony Pereyra (hypersonic91@yahoo.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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I was feeling blue, but I'm better now.


Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

20 December 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kiki's Delivery Service See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY800,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$352,556, 28 July 2019

Gross USA:

$1,004,057

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,150,365
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Disney's English subtitle translation for the Japanese track on the US DVD release are actually dub-titles. Interestingly, they are not from Disney's 1998 English version of the film but are from an earlier non-Disney English version from the early 1990's. Tokuma, the Japanese company that Disney negotiated the rights to the Ghibli films with, provided this dub translation to Disney for a subtitled release not aware that it was not an accurate translation. However, the dialogue from this earlier dub is much more faithful to the original Japanese version than Disney's dub is. See more »

Goofs

English version: A wooden sign in the bakery features the text "Kiki's Delivery Service," in English writing. Later in the film, the same sign is written in Japanese. During the closing credits, the English writing is back. See more »

Quotes

Kiki: They're looking at us.
Kiki: I know. Smile so we can make a good impression.
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Crazy Credits

In the Disney english version:In Memory of Phil Hartman 1948-1998 See more »

Alternate Versions

In the English translation by Disney, there is a line added at the end of the film that suggests that Jiji might be able to speak to Kiki again after losing that ability in the film. See more »

Connections

Edited into Miyazaki Dreams of Flying (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta nara (Wrapped in Kindness)
Performed by Yumi Matsutoya
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Loved the message.
5 July 2012 | by manendra-lodhiSee all my reviews

The film is again a treat for animation lovers. It is very nice in every sense. In the middle though I felt that everything is happening nicely and so it felt like monotonous. But I must say that the film delivers a very important message in the end, which is the essence of the whole film. The supporting characters are all very nicely inserted. What I liked the most in the film was the positive vibes all the time of viewing which makes an optimistic environment around you. And the character faces trouble also, but in such a way that you will never feel angered on any character. The antagonist type thing is not present in the film and that is an important reason why I felt nice during watching it. The film teaches you about hope and self-belief.

"A must watch for everyone."


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