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Adjusting to a strange environment is not something most of us are prepared for. The comforts of life are those things which we contrive not to change. A young student moving to a new home, a new school and a new set of friends faces challenges which would bring many of us to our knees. This feeling of displacement from all that we are accustomed to is brought to magical life in Spirited Away. Watch with your children and risk being swept up in the magic yourself.

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Responsibility, hard work and loyalty are required virtues to successfully traverse Chihiro’s journey of discovery. Simple life lessons take on fantastical disguises, but deliver on the ring of truth even as you wonder at things you’ve never seen before yet understand. Through trials and twists, she maintains an honest optimism in her quest to save her parents that can inspire all of us.

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  • 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 moments (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 

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THE CAT RETURNS:

While the ordinary life of another schoolgirl is the subject of The Cat Returns, her adventure is triggered by her own actions. When she rescues a singularly amazing cat, she saves her own life in the process from the inevitable clutches of boredom. The cat does his feline best to turn things around and allow Haru to be satisfied and entertained by the tiny wonders of everyday life.

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  • 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]