“For anime movies (yes, two different categories for anime) I will have to go with Spirited Away by Miyazaki. Although he's directed many amazing films, this one gets the nod for a …”
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“Woopak says: "At the time when computer animation is starting to make its mark and Pixar and Dreamworks are making huge profit in the box-office, Hayao Miyazaki returns once again …”
“Hayao Miyazaki knows how to make imaginative animated films, and Spirited Away is his best. We follow the main character Chihiro through a world of strange creatures, magic, and …”
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Directed by animation legend Hayao Miyazaki, SPIRITED AWAY is the tale of Chihiro (voiced by Daveigh Chase), a young girl who is taken down an unusual road by her parents while moving to a new home in an unfamiliar town. The curiosity of Chihiro's mother (Lauren Holly) and father (Michael Chiklis) leads the reluctant child into what appears to be an abandoned amusement park. Soon her parents are greedily feasting on various delights from an enticing food stand and are literally turned into pigs. The frightened and bewildered girl then encounters a young man named Haku (Jason Marsden), who explains what she must do to navigate this strange and magical realm. Finding employment in a bathhouse for spirits and other odd characters--including kimono-wearing frogs, lumbering tentacled monsters, and a mysterious apparition named No Face--Chihiro attempts to figure out how she can free her parents from the clutches of the resort's owner, a powerful witch named Yubaba (Suzanne Pleshette). In the process, she make...