Friday, September 11, 2009

Kiki's Delivery Service

The Daughter picked this for tonight's movie. Kiki's Delivery Service is a 1989 Japanese anime film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. We watched the version dubbed in English, but I disliked the cat's voice so much I went back afterwards and watched some parts in Japanese. I much prefer the cat's Japanese voice.

It's online:
Kiki's Delivery service

Moria gives this one 5 stars. Variety calls it "breathtaking" and "top-drawer kiddie fare for both fans of the exotic and mainstream family auds." has a strange review, praising the movie for lacking "pagan themes" and, despite having a witch, being completely different from Rowling's Harry Potter stories. Stomp Tokyo defends the American cat's voice and says it's "excellent movie experience -- by any standard." Anime World closes its review with this:
Kiki's Delivery Service manages to be fun, fanciful, and thoroughly enjoyable without being the slightest bit inane. Any kid should love it, but don't dismiss it as a children's movie just because it's suitable for them; nearly anyone will find themselves so drawn into it that they're unable to stop watching, regardless of age. Most highly recommended to absolutely anyone with anything even resembling an inner child, Kiki's Delivery Service is the sort of movie with a subtle richness and sense of wonder that must be seen to be truly appreciated.

1 comment: