Voices of (English Dubbing) Daveigh Chase, Jason Marsden, Suzanne Pleshette, David Ogden Stiers, Lauren Holly, John Ratzenberg
Sweeping. Stunning. Magical.
A somewhat bratty ten-year-old girl, Chihiro (Chase), gets lost in a magical world of witches, strange creatures, and spirits, where she finds work in a bathhouse. In my opinion, the apex of Miyazaki’s artistry, the closest comparison is Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland. Typical of his work, there are no black and white characters. I love that Chihiro is never really fazed by the array of otherworldly monsters.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-