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Kiki's Delivery Service

Studio Ghibli Collection

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Suitable for general audiences.

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"Great kids film"
5 stars"
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Kiki is a young witch in training, she leaves home to find her own town to settle in for a year. This story is about growing up, adjusting, adapting and finding confidence in yourself.

Adult Miyazaki fans, this film is more “disney” than “anime”. This film is nice, evenly paced, and perfect for young girls between ages 5 and 10. It is quite beautiful, and there is a love story, so if you like Miyazaki films then you need to watch this simply so you can enjoy another world where dreams seem to slip into reality. 5 Stars because its completely in touch with its target audience.

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"Another wonderful Studio Ghibli amine film."
5 stars"
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Kiki is a really delightful little apprentice witch.

Sweet love story and wonderful art work.

Her little cat is so cute. also a cute little romance with her cat and the fancy persian cat next door and cute kittens resulting. I will watch it again and again and share it with children.

Catherine

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Sweet family movie"
4 stars"
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This is such a lovely light hearted movie, fun for the whole family to enjoy!!

Description

Kiki's Delivery Service (Majo no Takkyubin) is a 1989 Japanese animated family fantasy film written, produced and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon to learn their craft. That night comes for Kiki, who follows her dream and embarks on the experience of a lifetime. With her chatty black cat, Jiji, She flies off to find the perfect spot in a faraway city. There, a bakery owner befriends Kiki and helps her start her own business: A high-flying delivery service.

Follow Kiki and her journeys on world of fun-filled escapades and new friendships, including one with Tombo, a boy who dreams one day of flying. Rarely has the animator's art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film that will entertain boys and girls everywhere.

Includes both English dub and original Japanese (subtitled) versions. From the Studio Ghibli Collection

Special Features:

  • Complete Feature Length Storyboards (altenative angle)
  • Original Japanese Trailers
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio

Kiki's Delivery Service Reviews

“Like all of Hayao Miyazaki's films, Kiki's Delivery Service illustrates how misleading (and ignorant) it is to lump all anime together as abrasive kiddie fare or shameless sensationalism. Kiki's Delivery Service is a wonderful story that captivates and inspires. With the qualification that it probably won't sit well with those who object to Harry Potter or Bewitched, I recommend this wholeheartedly to families looking for alternative entertainment to the loud, lumbering cartoons on American television. Kids will surely love this film, and it's just as likely to touch the hearts of adult viewers too.” At a Glance Film Reviews

“Delightful music, compelling characters, heartfelt emotion, and a realistic plot make for an outstanding animated experience. Kiki's Delivery Service is an exemplary anime movie with a superb DVD treatment. I have given this title very high marks in all categories, even though I don't consider it Miyazaki's best work. That should indicate the respect due to any title by Studio Ghibli. If they've produced a dud, I have yet to see it.” DVD Verdict

“This movie is breathtakingly beautiful. It's messages about responsibility, self-reliance and tolerance are made all the more powerful by their quiet, subtle delivery…This is a drama–a delightful coming-of-age story that is presented with such reverence that it puts other children's movies to shame. It is proof that a movie doesn't have bash children over the head with its messages, or dazzle them into learning its lessons…I'm giving the movie an ‘A,’ without the ‘+,’ simply because it won't appeal to everybody. Toddlers and pre-schoolers may not be able to sit still through a movie with such a quiet, languid pace. And pre-teen boys may not like it because it is, after all, a story about (eww!) a girl. Parents, however, will love Kiki's Delivery Service. I cried during this movie. It wasn't during a manipulative Simba's-dad-just-died type of moment, but rather during a moment of absolute stillness.” AboutFilm.com

Release date Australia
October 21st, 2004
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Director
Language
English, Japanese
Length (Minutes)
103
Studio
Subtitles
English
Number of Discs
1
Country of Production
  • Japan
Genre
  • Animation
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x190x14
UPC
9322225021655
All-time sales rank
Top 1000
Product ID
1466924

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