Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service

Hayao Miyazaki (1989)

104min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
An endearing fantasy adventure from Japanese master-animator Hayao Miyazaki is given a quality Disney makeover in its English-language version. Kirsten Dunst lends her voice to the part of Kiki, the young witch who has to spend a year practising her craft in a new town, and she's joined by a quality cast that includes Phil Hartman and Janeane Garofalo. It doesn't have the blackness of Miyazaki's eco-tales, but this subtle coming-of-age tale still exhibits his matchless visuals - the detail of the flying scenes is delightful - and strong characters.

Summary

A witch moves to a new town, hoping to forge a life for herself. Despite the objections of the locals, a kindly baker offers her a job delivering bread by broom - but events take a strange turn when she suddenly loses her powers. Animated fantasy from Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki, with the voices of Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartman, Debbie Reynolds and Janeane Garofalo.

Cast & Crew

Director Hayao Miyazaki

Other Information

Language: Japanese +subtitlesColourAvailable on: DVD and Blu-ray
Drama