Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writer(s): Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino
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.
“Turns everything we know about the contemporary world on its head, and substitutes it with one in which spirits, monsters, magicians and animals mix it up in a carnival of energy, good humor and freewheeling illusion.” – Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
“Does full honor to Miyazaki’s teeming and often unsettling landscape, and to the conflicted complexity of his characters: Not a single frame was cut, and the voice casting and performances are uniformly excellent.” – David Chute, L.A. Weekly
“It is plainly, though not simply, a masterpiece from an acknowledged master of contemporary animation, and a wonderfully welcoming work of art that’s as funny and entertaining as it is brilliant, beautiful and deep.” – Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal