G | | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
The name of Osono's bakery, "Guchokipanya" is a Japanese pun made from the words "guchokipa" (Rock Paper Scissors) and "pan'ya" (bakery).
The Disney dub refers several times to the airship as a "dirigible", which is correct, but also as a "blimp", which it isn't; it is a zeppelin, a rigid airship with an internal skeleton that holds it in shape, not a blimp, which is basically a big helium-inflated balloon held in shape by the helium.
The denouement scenes of the film play out with the credits rolling ending with Kiki's parents reading a letter from her after the credits finish.
For the 2010 US DVD release, a new version of the English dub has been created. It is based on the 1998 English dub by Disney, however it loses the added music by Sydney Forest, sound effects and dialogs (most notably by Phil Hartman as Jiji) which were added for the dub. Also, the Japanese intro and end credits songs which were replaced by two English-language songs in the 1998 dub, have been restored.
$735,603 (France) (2 April 2004)
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