Spirited Away

Japan (2001), 🕒 125 min

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  • Koalometer 76,5% 76,5%
  • Easy to watch 93% 93%

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To do the voice of Chihiro’s mother talking while eating, actress Yasuko Sawaguchiactually spoke the dialog (in the original Japanese-language version) while eating a piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Actress Lauren Holly did the same thing in the English version with an apple.

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Despite having a rich plot with developed characters, Spirited Away was not made with a script. In fact, Miyazaki’s films never had scripts. “I don’t have the story finished and ready when we start work on a film,” the filmmaker told.

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Despite the fact that Spirited Away was nominated for Best Animated Feature (and won!), Miyazaki quietly declined to attend the ceremony. He did not publicly explain why until 2009, (1/2)

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when he opened up to The New York Times at Comic-Con. The filmmaker was against America’s invasion of Iraq, but the producer of Spirited Away requested that he did not vocalize these opinions. (2/2)

PLOT

During her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

CAST

Hayao Miyazaki

Director

Chihiro Ogino

Rumi Hiiragi

Haku

Miyu Irino

Yubaba

Mari Natsuki

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LET'S PLAY A GAME, take a shot or smoke a joint (or BOTH) whenever:

– Chihiro stumbles, trips, hits her head or otherwise shows klutziness
– Chihiro says “Yes, Ma’am!”
– you want to give Chihiro a hug and tell her it’s going to be okay
– Yubaba acts blatantly greedy
– No Face eats someone
– someone/something exhibits new magical powers
– Chihiro starts to cry

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