PG | | Animation, Adventure, Family
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.
In the scene during which Chihiro squashes the small worm like thing that inhabited Haku with her foot that, Kamaji tells Chihiro to "Cut the line!" Cutting the line is a Japanese good-luck charm performed by making a chopping gesture through another person's connected index fingers. This is done whenever someone is affected by some impurity. During footage of the dubbing process in the "Spirited Away" Nippon-TV Special, Rumi Hiiragi, playing Chihiro, was not aware of this concept and had it explained to her by Hayao Miyazaki. One of the sound engineers commented, "The young don't know it these days."
I'll miss you, Chihiro. Your best friend, Rumi.
When Yubaba flies back to the Aburaya with the bag, she clearly flies above the side of the deck. However, in the next shot, the bag hits the side of the deck.
The credits have a series of still images from the film. The last image before the film fades is Chihiro's shoe in the river.
All international theatrical releases, as well as all worldwide home video releases, omit the Toho Company, Ltd. logo seen at the beginning of the Japanese theatrical version; the film simply begins with the Studio Ghibli logo.
$1,052,197 (France) (19 April 2002)
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