Keep the family entertained and engaged on movie night while watching the animated feature movie 'Spirited Away.' Crafted by master animator Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Walt Disney Studios, Spirited away tells the story of a 10-year old girl, Chihiro, and her parents who find themselves at an old amusement park that looks abandoned at first Ã¢â‚¬â€œ until the girl runs across a mysterious being who explains the nature of the park to her after turning her mother and father into enormous pigs. It's a resort for supernatural creatures that need time away from earthly concerns. Chihiro finds that she must work in the resort in order to gain freedom for herself and her parents.
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"...The beauty of the animation, a skillful blend of hand-painted foreground and well-placed computer background, works to generate the storytelling..."
New York Times - Elvis Mitchell (09/20/2002)
"...This visual wonder is the product of a fierce and fearless imagination whose creations are unlike any you've seen before..."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (09/20/2002)
"...Elements of Eastern religions and Japanese legends add to the otherworldly, magical quality of the film..."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (09/20/2002)
"...A triumph of psychological depth and artistic brilliance..."
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (09/27/2002)
"...Miyazaki's comic touches and often astounding flights of fantasy -- enhanced by Joe Hisaishi's thankfully intact score -- still win the day..."
Variety - Derek Elley (09/23/2002)
"...The film unfolds like an enchanted hybrid of Alice in Wonderland and Oliver Twist....The illustrations are richly textured..."
Box Office - Kevin Courrier (11/01/2002)
"...This is the best animated film of recent years....Delightful and enchanting..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (04/06/2003)
"...Remarkable....It has some splendid gags....The film's opening demonstrates the cross-cultural universality of fairy tales..."
Sight and Sound - Andrew Osmond (09/01/2003)
"A masterpiece of modern animation....10-year-old Chihiro finds herself alone in an alternate universe that, for all its exotic trappings, could be a hinterland of Wonderland or Oz."
Wall Street Journal (05/29/2009)