Kiki's Delivery Service
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- Introduction by John Lasseter
- Behind The Microphone - voice talent featurette
- Original Japanese trailers
- Complete Japanese storyboards
Top Customer Reviews
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE may have been my first real exposure to Miyazaki, but this happens to be the director's fifth film, which was the highest grossing movie of its year in Japan. Adapted from a children's book by Eiko Kadono (which is to be released in America as of this writing), the film is not a typical good-versus-evil conflicted, dysfunctional story but a gentle, character-driven story with endearing characters, beautiful artistry, and a strong, positive message about confidence and independence that are quite encouraging for all, from the youngest of children to the oldest at heart. (On a side note, it persuaded me to get some exercise! The "fat, fat, FAT!!!" line did it for me.)
The story is about 13-year old Kiki, an adorable witch-in-training, who, on one moonlit night, leaves her hometown to seek her independence and fortune. She's accompanied by her wisecracking and hilarious pet black cat, Jiji, and a little wobbly when it comes to takeoffs and landings while maneuvering her broomstick. Kiki arrives at a luxurious town with an ocean view where she eventually finds work at a bakery run by the generous Osono and her silent, gruff husband.Read more ›
The themes of Kiki's Delivery Service are noble ones. There are far worse ways to spend a few hours (or a few dozen) than watching a young girl make friends and gain self-confidence, especially one as appealing as Kiki. Buy yourself an extra copy of this video. When you wear the first one out watching it by yourself, you'll need the spare to placate the kids.
In terms of story, it's an odd film: there's not much in the way of `plot.' The film depends strongly on its heroine and the way she learns from the world and the people around her as she grows up. Kiki is a thirteen-year-old witch in training who leaves her home to start her required period of living on her own to discover her talents. Kiki and her cat sidekick Jiji jet out on her broom to a city (vaguely European, with traces of Paris, Copenhagen, and Amsterdam) and settle down at a friendly baker's shop, where Kiki establishes her own broom-powered delivery service (look out, Fed-Ex!).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my all time favorite movies. The sound was a little choppy at times and there were times it sounded a little muffled. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Ryan D.
Altogether an amusing film, perhaps a tad long to expect children to sit and watch for over 100 minutes. Some very nice laughs. Scenery and artwork are gorgeous as expected. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Cherryl Walker
Finally replaced our 20 year old VHS copy.
The first Ghibli movie we ever saw, and it has been and still is one of my daughters favorites. Very uplifting.
This is a slow-moving movie, but my preschool and early elementary school-aged kids love it.Published 14 days ago by do-re-mi
Love all hayao Miyazaki films and this one is no exception! This is one of his earlier films which I had never seen, but went ahead and purchased because Amazon DVD prices are... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amelia Raney
Bought this to replace our old copy and we were so sad to hear different songs, eliminated lines, and totally warbled sound. Type in 2003 Kiki's Delivery Service instead. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Jessica L Flowers
Completely different from the original, I honestly don't know if this is even a legal copy. I've owned the VHS and original DVD before but since I now have a niece I wanted her to... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Danielle
A great family friendly animated film about a young witch finding her way in a new city. Personally, I do not find this to be the best Studio Gibli film, but it is a good movie for... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Kelsey
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