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 order to animate the scene where Chihiro force feeds Haku the medicine in his dragon form, Hayao Miyazaki had his animators study a dog's mouth as they fed it treats while a veterinarian held its lower jaw.
I'll miss you, Chihiro. Your best friend, Rumi.
The smudge on Chihiro's face changes shape, switches sides, and disappears at random during the first 40 minutes of the movie.
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.
Various dialog is added to the English dub to explain settings, translate Japanese text, or traditions; for example, when Chihiro first sees the bathhouse, in the English dub, she says "It's a bathhouse", which isn't present in the Japanese version.
$1,052,197 (France) (19 April 2002)
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