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Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Theatrical Release Date:
July 21, 2001
DVD Release Date:
April 15, 2003
Number of Discs:
Running Time:
English, French, Japanese
USA:PG (For some scary moments)

From one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema comes the most acclaimed film of 2002. Hayao Miyazaki's latest triumph, filled with astonishing animation and epic adventure, is a dazzling masterpiece for the ages. It's a "wonderfully welcoming work of art that's as funny and entertaining as it is brilliant, beautiful, and deep" (Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal). SPIRITED AWAY is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. An unforgettable story brimming with creativity, SPIRITED AWAY will take you on a journey beyond your imagination. "To enter the world of Hayao Miyazaki is to experience a kind of lighthearted enchantment that is unique to the world of animation" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times). It's a fantastic tale the whole family will want to experience over and over again.

  • SPIRITED AWAY Introduction -- Academy Award®-Winning Director And Miyazaki Admirer John Lasseter (Special Achievement Award, 1995) Introduces The Film.
  • Behind The Microphone -- Go Behind The Scenes Of The English-Language Version With The Voice Cast, Including Suzanne Pleshette and Jason Mardsen.
  • The Art Of SPIRITED AWAY -- See Why Hayao Miyazaki Is Renowned By Filmmakers The World Over As One Of The Premiere Animators In Motion Picture History, And How His Masterpiece Was Translated For English-Speaking Audiences.
  • The Nippon Television Special -- View This Japanese Television Special To Get An Insider's Peek Into Studio Ghibli During The Creation Of SPIRITED AWAY (in Japanese With English Subtitles).
  • Select Storyboard-To-Scene Comparison -- Using The Angle Button On Your Remote Control, Witness Miyazaki's Creative Process As You Switch Between Selections Of His Original Storyboards And The Final Animated Scenes, Complete With Japanese And English Language Tracks.

  • Color
  • 2.0:1 Aspect Ratio
  • Region 1
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, English (Dolby 5.1 Digital), French (Dolby 2.0 Surround), Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • English Subtitles

Rumi Hîragi

Chihiro's Father
Takashi Naitô

Chihiro's Mother
Yasuko Sawaguchi

Mari Natsuki

Miyu Irino

Aogaeru, Assistant Manager
Tatsuya Gashuin

Yo Oizumi

Kawa no Kami
Koba Hayashi

Tsunehiko Kamijô

Takehiko Ono

Chihiro/Sen (English Version)
Daveigh Chase

Chihiro's Father (English Version)
Michael Chiklis

Chihiro's Mother (English Version)
Lauren Holly

Yubaba/Zeniba (English Version)
Suzanne Pleshette

Haku (English Version)
Jason Marsden

Aogaeru, Assistant Manager (English Version)
John Ratzenberger

Bôh (English Version)
Tara Strong

Lin (English Version)
Susan Egan

Kamaji (English Version)
David Ogden Stiers

No-Face, Frog (English Version)
Bob Bergen