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Spirited away

Created by the acclaimed Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli, Spirited Away is an enchanting and truly imaginative film. This story of a young girl trying to free her family from a whimsical world of spirits and magical creatures will resonate with both kids and adults.
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)

Spirited Away is definitely my favourite of Hayao Miyazaki anime films. Hayao Miyazaki is sometimes called the Walt Disney of Japan. He has enjoyed fame in Japan as an animator and a manga creator, but in the North America, only true fans of anime (Japanese animated films) knew who he was until 2002, when his anime Spirited Away won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.  Since then, many of his films have become popular in Canada and the United States, including Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, and Princess Mononoke. Check them out - they are all wonderful, both for kids, and adults who still have a sense of wonder!

Betty W (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)