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Spirited Away Details


Master animation director Hayao Miyazaki follows up on his record-breaking 1997 opus Princess Mononoke with this surreal Alice in Wonderland-like tale about a lost little girl. The film opens with ten-year-old Chihiro riding along during a family outing as her father races through remote country roads. When they come upon a blocked tunnel, her parents decide to have a look around -- even though Chihiro finds the place very creepy. When they pass through the tunnel, they discover an abandoned amusement park. As Chihiro's bad vibes continue, her parents discover an empty eatery that smells of fresh food. After her mother and father help themselves to some tasty purloined morsels, they turn into giant pigs. Chihiro understandably freaks out and flees. She learns that this very weird place, where all sorts of bizarre gods and monsters reside, is a holiday resort for the supernatural after their exhausting tour of duty in the human world. Soon after befriending a boy named Haku, Chihiro learns the rules of the land: one, she must work , as laziness of any kind is not tolerated; and two, she must take on the new moniker of Sen. If she forgets her real name, Haku tells her, then she will never be permitted to leave. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

  • Release date:September 12, 2003


Awarded by
Berlin International Film Festival Hayao Miyazaki Golden Berlin Bear 2001 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hayao Miyazaki Best Animated Feature 2002 Winner


Daveigh Chase
as Chihiro [USA Version]
Rumi Hiiragi
as Chihiro
Miyu Irino
as Haku
Jason Marsden
as Haku [USA Version]
Mari Natsuki
as Yubaba/Zeniba
Suzanne Pleshette
as Yubaba/Zeniba [USA Version]
Susan Egan
as Lin [USA Version]
Yumi Tamai
as Lin
Yasuka Sawaguchi
as Chihiro's mother, Yugo
David Ogden Stiers
as Boiler Room Man [USA Version]
Tatsuya Gasyuin
as Frog man
Lauren Holly
as Chihiro's mother [USA Version]
Ryunosuke Kamiki
as Boh
Takashi Naito
as Chihiro's father, Akio
Michael Chiklis
as Chihiro's father [USA Version]
John Ratzenberger
as The Bathhouse Manager [USA Version]
Yo Oizumi
as Foreman of the frog men
Tara Strong
as Baby Boh
Koba Hayashi
as River God
Tsunehiko Kamijyo
as School principal
Takehiko Ono
as Employee
Bunta Sugawara
as Kamaji


Hayao Miyazaki
Donald W. Ernst
Toshio Suzuki
Donald H. Hewitt
Cindy Davis Hewitt
Hayao Miyazaki
Joe Hisaishi
Composer (Music Score)
Takeshi Seyama
Lori Korngiebel
Associate Producer
Takeyoshi Matsushita
Executive Producer
Yutaka Narita
Executive Producer
Banjiro Uemura
Executive Producer
John Lasseter
Executive Producer
Hironori Aihara
Executive Producer
Koji Hoshino
Executive Producer
Seiichiro Ujie
Executive Producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma
Executive Producer
Shuji Inoue
Sound/Sound Designer
Michihiro Ito
Special Effects
Atsushi Takahashi
First Assistant Director
Masayuki Miyagi
First Assistant Director
Masashi Ando
Animation Director
Jim Hubbert
Linda Hoaglund