In this Miyazaki film, a 10-year-old girl named Chihiro and her family moves to a new town. When they stop at a stall loaded with food, Chihiro's parents starting pigging out, until they turn into real pigs. But Chihiro herself tries to run off, then notices that she's turning invisible. A boy named Haku appears and gives her instructions on how to get a job in a bathhouse, so that she can gets her parents back. First, she asks Kamaji, the boiler man. Lin arrives, and takes Chihiro to see Yubaba. After signing a contract, her name is now Sen, and Sen has to address the boy as Master Haku, who is also a white dragon. Later, Sen tells Yubaba her real name before taking the test by telling which pigs are her parents. Chihiro thinks it's none of them, and yet she passes. Finally, she is separated from Haku and now reunited with her mom and dad. They set off to find their new home and school...
David Ogden Stiers
In Other Languages
Le Voyage de Chihiro
El Viaje de Chihiro
A Viagem de Chihiro
센과 치히로의 행방불명
เซ็ง โทะ ชิฮิโระ โนะ คะมิกะกุชิ
Production timeline (U.S. version)
March 4, 2002: Disney bought the rights to distribute the English-dubbed version of Spirited Away.
April 12, 2002: The film was screened by the MPAA, and was given a PG rating for "some scary moments".
May 12, 2002: Spirited Away was confirmed to be released in theaters on September 20, 2002.
August 20, 2002: The theatrical trailer for this film was launched.