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Kiki's Delivery Service
Kiki's Delivery Service“For a young teenaged witch the time
  has come for her to leave her parents
  and find a town of her own in the
  delightful anime from Studio Ghibli,
  the creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo.
 
Kikis Delivery Service follows her
  adventures as she establishes herself
  and her new broomstick-powered
  delivery business..
.”

THERE IS A TIME IN EVERY YOUNG WITCH'S LIFE that they have to leave the safety of their parents' home and make their own way in the world, finding a town of her own to live in.

Kiki (voice of Kirsten Dunst) has reached that age and takes to the skies on her broomstick with her little black cat Jiji (voice of Phil Hartman) and her parents' blessing (voice of her mother is Kath Souce; her father is voiced by Jeff Bennett).

Irresistibly charming
and delightful,
Kiki’s Delivery Service
will appeal to the young
and the
young at heart...”
Unfortunately, unlike her mother, Kiki is not as adept at potions and spells or even at flying on her broomstick, so after a shaky start she finally finds herself in a Koriko, a fictional city based on Visby, Gotland, Sweden.

Kiki is offered a job and somewhere to live by Osono (voice of Tress MacNeille), who owns a bakery with her husband (voice of Brad Garrett) and is expecting their first child. From there, the young girl starts her own delivery service, flying on her broomstick to deliver bread and cakes for Osono and branching out to general deliveries, taking the sarcastic Jiji everywhere she goes.

She soon discovers a whole new circle of friends. Her path crosses with that of the amiable Tombo (voice of Matthew Lawrence), a young man interested in flying and with an ambition to build his own airborne bicycle.

After a mishap with a delivery, she meets artist Ursula (voice of Janeane Garofalo), who lives in a house in the woods, and Madame (voice of Debbie Reynolds) and her housekeeper Barsa (Edie McClurg).

One of the best loved animated features in Japan, Kiki's Delivery Service was given the Walt Disney treatment in 1989 with English voices and is adapted from the children's book by Eiko Kadono. Irresistibly charming and delightful, Kiki's Delivery Service will appeal to the young and the young at heart.

Original Music is by Joe Hisaishi; Cinematography by Shigeo Sugimura; Writers are Eiko Kadono (Novel) and Hayao Miyazaki (Screenplay); Producer is Toshio Suzuki; and Director is Hayao Miyazaki.

STUDIOCANAL plans to release the entire Studio Ghibli catalogue in high-definition Blu-ray for the first time in the UK with newly-created extras supervised by Ghibli.

* STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce the release of Kiki's Delivery Service from the Studio Ghibli Blu-ray series on Double Play and Blu-ray on 1 July 2013.

Blu-ray Certificate: U | Feature Running Time: 103 Minutes Approximately | Language: English and Japanese with English Subtitles | Catalogue Number: OPTBD0303 | RRP: £24.99.

Extras Complete Feature Length Storyboards | Ursula's painting | Creating Kiki's delivery Service (New) | Kiki & Jiji (new) | Flying with Kiki & Beyond (new) | Producer's Perspective: Collaborating with Miyazaki (new) | The Locations of Kiki (new) | Beyond the Microphone (new) | Original Japanese Theatrical Trailers | Studio Ghibli Trailer Reel.

DVD Certificate: U | Feature Running Time: 103 Minutes Approximately | Language: English and Japanese with English Subtitles.

"Irresistibly charming and delightful, Kiki's Delivery Service will appeal to the young and the young at heart" Maggie Woods, MotorBar


"Breathtaking" Variety

"Delightfully entertaining… not to be missed" L A Times