SPIRITED AWAY (2002) Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki's sublime, fluid masterpiece about a 10-year-old girl lost in a shadowy amusement park for the spirits is a triumph of psychological… 2002-09-20 PG PT130M Animation Foreign Language Daveigh Chase Miyu Irino Takashi Naito Mari Natsuki Walt Disney Pictures
Movie Review

SPIRITED AWAY (2002)

MPAA Rating: PG
EW's GRADE
A

Details Limited Release: Sep 20, 2002; Rated: PG; Length: 130 Minutes; Genres: Animation, Foreign Language; With: Daveigh Chase; Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki's sublime, fluid masterpiece about a 10-year-old girl lost in a shadowy amusement park for the spirits is a triumph of psychological depth and artistic brilliance offered as the magical adventures of one skinny girl. If the words ''Walt Disney Studios Presents'' (and warm-pitched, English-language dubbing by American actors including Suzanne Pleshette and David Ogden Stiers) bring more viewers to this marvel -- as resplendent as any in the great Disney repertory -- the gods and spirits of animated cinema will smile.

Originally posted Oct 04, 2002 Published in issue #675-676 Oct 04, 2002 Order article reprints