- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 15, 2003
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.00
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Japanese
- Additional Release Material:
- Comparisons: Film-to-Storyboard Comparison
- Introduction: John Lasseter
- Voice Talent
- THE ART OF SPIRITED AWAY
- Television Nippon Special
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 2003 -
Best Animated Feature Film
New York Times - 09/20/2002
"...The beauty of the animation, a skillful blend of hand-painted foreground and well-placed computer background, works to generate the storytelling..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/20/2002
"...This visual wonder is the product of a fierce and fearless imagination whose creations are unlike any you've seen before..."
USA Today - 09/20/2002
"...Elements of Eastern religions and Japanese legends add to the otherworldly, magical quality of the film..."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/27/2002
"...A triumph of psychological depth and artistic brilliance..."
Variety - 09/23/2002
"...Miyazaki's comic touches and often astounding flights of fantasy -- enhanced by Joe Hisaishi's thankfully intact score -- still win the day..."
Box Office - 11/01/2002
"...The film unfolds like an enchanted hybrid of Alice in Wonderland and Oliver Twist....The illustrations are richly textured..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/06/2003
"...This is the best animated film of recent years....Delightful and enchanting..."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2003
"...Remarkable....It has some splendid gags....The film's opening demonstrates the cross-cultural universality of fairy tales..."
Wall Street Journal - 05/29/2009
"[A] masterpiece of modern animation....10-year-old Chihiro finds herself alone in an alternate universe that, for all its exotic trappings, could be a hinterland of Wonderland or Oz."
Disney Film |
Essential Cinema |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: September 20, 2002