Thursday, July 1, 2010

Kiki's Delivery Service

"Majo no takkyûbin" - Japan (original title)

Starring the voices of Kirsten Dunst, Matthew Lawrence, Jeneane Garaffalo, and Phil Hartman.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Release Date: July 29, 1989 (Japan)

A young witch leaves home for a year of training, honing a craft in which to build a life. Our protagonist, Kiki (Kirsten Dunst), decides to be a broom-flying delivery girl for a local bakery. Along the way, she hits a road block and cannot fly her broom. Will Kiki rise in to the air again? Hayao Miyazaki thrills and amazes with glowing visuals and energetic characters, especially in our young, female protagonist. One of Miyazaki directiorial traits is his background in aviation, so the scenes of Kiki flying high in to the air are stunning to behold. A great animated film, a great movie period.

Rating: * * * * * of 5

Click here to buy Kiki's Delivery Service Kiki's Delivery Service: Special Edition - 2-Disc DVD

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