This is another of Hayao Miyazaki‘s great works of animated storytelling. If you haven’t seen any of Miyazaki’s works, they include Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and many others. He’s an amazing Japanese director who’s style and storytelling prowess seems to transcend language, because they’re magical in English too.
Kiki’s Delivery Service is the story of a young witch (Kiki) leaving home for a year to continue her training. She ends up in a large city and has a number of adventures as she learns about herself and meets some new friends along the way.
Here‘s the IMDB link.
This movie was done in the late 80s in Japan and then dubbed over with American actors here in 1998, including:
This is a great movie for kids — it has thrills as well as kind lessons learned, unlike many of today’s animated films.
Be sure to check it out — we as a family gave it a solid 3/4 (we liked Spirited Away much better — I’d give that 4/4 if I was reviewing it today). Soon we’ll be watching My Neighbor Totoro, which is another of Miyazaki’s great works!