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SPIRITED AWAY (2001)

SPIRITED AWAY <span>(2001)</span> artwork

SPIRITED AWAY (2001)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 125

Release dates 26/04/2014, 29/03/2004, 12/09/2003

BBFCInsight mild threat, scary scenes

Genre(s) Animation

Director(s) Hayao Miyazaki

Cast includes Rumi Hiragi, Miyu Irino, Daveigh Chase (voice), Jason Marsden (voice), Suzanne Pleshette (voice), Michael Chiklis (voice), Lauren Holly (voice), John Ratzenberger (voice), Tara Strong (voice), Susan Egan (voice), Colleen O'Shaughnessey (voice), David Ogden Stiers (voice), Rumi Hiragi (voice), Miyu Irino (voice), Mari Natsuki (voice), Takashi Naito (voice), Yasuko Sawaguchi (voice), Tatsuya Gatshuin (voice), Ryunosuke Kamiki (voice), Yumi Tamai (voice)

Summary In the middle of her family's move to the suburbs, a 10-year-old girl Chihiro wanders into a world ruled by witches and monsters, where humans are changed into animals. A surreal, enchanting animated film from one of Japan's greatest movie makers, Hayao Miyazaki.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/04/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SPIRITED AWAY is an animated film in which a young girl encounters a spirit world where her parents are turned into pigs. The girl braves working at a bathhouse for the spirits in order to free herself and her parents.

Threat

Scenes of threat include a character encountering bouncing heads. A dragon is seen with bloodied cuts, leaving blood splatter on walls as it flies erratically. A large visitor to the bathhouse shoves workers into its mouth. A frog is lured by a masked spirit before being grabbed and eaten. A huge baby threatens to break a character's arm, but doesn't. A character shoots flames from her mouth.

Use of 'idiot', 'bums' and 'butt'.

Details

Also known as
SEN TO CHIHIRO NO KAMIKAKUSHI
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Optimum Releasing,Studio Canal,High Fliers Video Distribution
Classified date(s)
14/04/2014
Main language
Japanese
Other languages
English
BBFC reference
AZF186067

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