Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Disney Presents Two Beloved Films from the Acclaimed Studio Ghibli
Available for the First Time on Blu-ray™

Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar®-Winning Masterpiece

SPIRITED AWAY

 The Enchanting Fantasy Adventure

THE CAT RETURNS

 

Experience these Magical Adventures Like Never Before  on Blu-ray Combo Pack June 16, 2015

 

SPIRITED AWAY:

This is the story of Chihiro, a 10 year old girl who is moving to a new city when her parents decide to take a quick detour to what seems to be an abandoned amusement park. However, the park is filled with magical creatures and her parents are turned into pigs. Chihiro must grow up quickly in this exotic world not only to save her parents, but to survive.

I cannot speak enough about the story itself which is expertly crafted or the beautiful animation that includes some wonderful scenes at the bath house, the strange characters that fill the screen and my favorite, the train on the flooded tracks which provides views of the distant clouds that almost had me feeling the cool breeze blowing past. This is a must-see film for sure.

Synopsis:                     From Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema, comes the Oscar®-winning triumph (2002, Best Animated Feature Film), filled with astonishing beauty and epic adventure, a dazzling masterpiece for the ages. “Spirited Away” is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. An unforgettable story, brimming with creativity, “Spirited Away” will take you on a journey beyond your imagination. It’s a fantastic tale the whole family will want to experience over and over again on Disney Blu-ray!

 

English Voice Cast:    Daveigh Chase (Chihiro), Suzanne Pleshette (Yubaba/Zeniba), Jason Marsden (Haku), Susan Egan (Lin), David Ogden Stiers (Kamaji), Lauren Holly (Chihiro’s Mother), Michael Chiklis (Chihiro’s Father), John Ratzenberger (Assistant Manager), Tara Strong (“Baby”)& Bob Bergen (Aogaeru).

 

Writer/ Director:               Hayao Miyazaki

Producers:                                           English Version: Donald W. Ernst & John Lasseter, Japanese Version: Toshio Suzuki

Rating:                                                  English Version: PG for some scary moment (US & Canada)

Feature Run Time:            125 minutes

Bonus Content:                 Introduction by John Lasseter

The Art of Spirited Away

Behind The Microphone

Original Japanese Storyboards

Nippon Television Special

Original Japanese Trailers

TV Spots

 

THE CAT RETURNS:

 

Synopsis:                     From the Studio that brought you “Spirited Away,” comes the visually stunning “The Cat Returns.” Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat, and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. To change her fate, she’ll need to learn to believe in herself and, in the process, she will learn to appreciate her everyday life. For the first time ever on Disney Blu-ray comes “The Cat Returns,” a magical animated adventure that will delight and inspire everyone.

 

English Voice Cast:    Anne Hathaway (Haru), Cary Elwes (The Baron), Peter Boyle (Muta), Elliott Gould (Toto),
Andy Richter (Natoru), Rene Auberjonois (Natori), Tim Curry (Cat King), Judy Greer (Yuki), Andrew Bevis (Prince Lune), Kristen Bell (Hiromi), Kristine Sutherland (Haru’s Mother) and Katia Coe (Little Haru).

 

Director:                                               Hiroyuki Morita

Writers:                        Original Graphic Novel by Aoi Hiiragi; Original Japanese Screenplay by Reiko Yohsida; Cindy Davis Hewitt (English version), Donald H. Hewitt (English version)

Producers:                                           Ned Lott (English Version), Toshio Suzuki, Nozomu Takahashi

Rating:                                                  English: G for minor scary imagery and cartoon violence (US & Canada)

Feature Run Time:            75 minutes

Bonus Content:                 Original Japanese Storyboards

Original Japanese Trailers

TV Spots

The Making of The Cat Returns

Behind The Microphone

 

Release Date:                     June 16, 2015

Aspect Ratios:                    Spirited Away:  1.85:1

The Cat Returns:  1.85:1

Audio:                                                   Spirited Away: 5.1 DTS – HDMA

The Cat Returns: 5.1 DTS – HDMA

Languages:                                          English, Japanese, French

Subtitles:                                             [English, French]

 

 

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