Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service

DVD - 2017
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A young witch named Kiki and her chatty black cat Jiji befriend a bakery owner. Kiki is an enterprising young girl, but she must follow tradition in order to become a full-fledged witch. Landing in a far-off city, and with the help of her new friend, she sets up a high-flying delivery service and begins a wonderful experience of independence and responsibility as she finds her place in the world.
Publisher: [United States] :, Shout! Factory,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©1989
Branch Call Number: KIK
Characteristics: v
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 2.0, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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Donna_R Feb 10, 2019

We are watching / rewatching all the Studio Ghibli movies in the library. This one is charming and timeless. Kiki the witch finds her feet (and masters her broom) and makes friends in a new town. The cast of supporting characters is full of the usual Ghibli character and fun.

I wonder when you got this DVD i had asked you to get this dvd a coople times and you had got it finally i always wanted to watch this movie i have it on VHS specail edition from 2003 we bought this year on vhs aswell Castle in the Sky on VHS i thought it was the 2ed movie to Kiki's dilvery survies but it is so tottloy diffrent but i like them.

If anyone can pull off a fantastic movie without a physical villain, it's Studio Ghibli. Trivia: Kiki's Delivery Service came out in 1989, nearly a decade before Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Sep 06, 2017

Light and fun.

Mar 13, 2017

Entertaining Miyazaki animated feature, but not with the complex story line of Grave of the Fireflies, Spirited Away, or Princess Kaguya. The bonus feature showing the two locations in Sweden that were inspirations for the setting was very interesting.

Jul 21, 2016

A great earlier Miyazaki movie about a cheerful young witch embarking on an important witchy milestone and persevering through adversity. Watch the movie in Japanese with English subtitles if you can! The English dub is ok, but the acting and story are better in Japanese! (yes, the story is changed a bit in English)

Jul 21, 2016

Veteran animator Hayao Miyazaki directs this buoyant children's adventure yarn about a young witch striking out on her own. At her mother's behest, 13-year-old Kiki sets out on a year-long apprenticeship with her black cat in tow. As all young witches must do at the age of 13. Unfortunately, the local hotels have a strict no witches policy and the police have taken a dim view of her recent aerial mischief making. She's saved from the street by a kindly baker's wife who offers her room and board in exchange for her delivering by broom the baker's wares. Soon she befriends a college-aged artist, an old women who fusses over her, and a boy her same age who is nursing a massive crush. It’s an another cute animated movie from Miyazaki with great visual effects and an excellent sound track.
- @LittleMissRedHead of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 03, 2016

My third Miyazaki film. Not as beautiful, entertaining, or amazing as ...Totoro or ...Arriety, but certainly above par. The kids loved it

Apr 19, 2016

I love anime but to be honest, I didnt dig this film. Kinda bizarre.

d2013 Jan 29, 2016

Heartwarming fantasy tale... good stuff!

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Kiki: Jiji!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Jiji: Naked?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Kiki: You know that painter that found the stuffed cat? She wants to do a picture of me.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Jiji: [Jiji looks at his paws and around the room that is covered in flour] If you wake up tomorrow and find a white cat, it's me.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Jiji: Well, well, well... hello kitty.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Kiki: Smile so we can make a good impression.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Kiki: Without even thinking about it, I used to be able to fly. Now I'm trying to look inside myself and find out how I did it.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Kiki: If I lose my magic, that means I've lost absolutely everything.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Ursula: We each need to find our own inspiration, Kiki. Sometimes it's not easy.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Jiji: You'd think they'd never seen a girl and a cat on a broom before.

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Kiki is a 13-year-old witch-in-training, living in a village where her mother is the resident herbalist. It is traditional for witches to live for a year alone when they reach 13 years of age. In the opening of the story, Kiki takes off for the big city with her best friend Jiji, a loquacious black cat.


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