Kiki's Delivery Service 1989

Kiki's Delivery Service

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Kiki's Delivery Service is a heartwarming, gorgeously-rendered tale of a young witch discovering her place in the world.

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In this anime feature, 13-year-old Kiki moves to a seaside town with her talking cat, Jiji, to spend a year alone, in accordance with her village's tradition for witches in training. After learning to control her broomstick, Kiki sets up a flying courier service and soon becomes a fixture in the community. But when the insecure young witch begins questioning herself and loses her magic abilities, she must overcome her self-doubt to get her powers back.

Cast & Crew

Phil Hartman
Jiji
Voice
Debbie Reynolds
Madame
Voice
Jack Fletcher
Writer
Eiko Kadono
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Jane Schonberger
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Morihisa Takagi
Executive Producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma
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Mikihiko Tsuzuki
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Critic Reviews for Kiki's Delivery Service

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (40) | Rotten (1)

  • Even by Hayao Miyazaki's elevated standard, Kiki's Delivery Service is a singularly charming film.

    June 11, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Kiki's slow pace and light-on-conflict plot may surprise kids... but it's difficult not to be won over by the film's endearing characters and beautiful animation, as well as a storyline that stresses the values of independence and friendship.

    June 11, 2020 | Full Review…

    Keith Phipps

    AV Club
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  • The film becomes a benign guided tour of femininity ... gently broaching universal coming-of-age issues such as independence, insecurity, and even - more boldly than any Western children's movie would contemplate - sexuality.

    May 26, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Steve Rose

    Guardian
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  • Miyazaki's giddy, glorious seaside story about a budding young witch and her sarcastic cat.

    May 24, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • The characters are gently and warmly rendered, and a climactic action sequence involving an unmoored dirigible hints at the stately grandiosity of Miyazaki's masterpiece Howl's Moving Castle.

    November 26, 2012 | Full Review…
  • Top-drawer kiddie fare for both fans of the exotic and mainstream family auds.

    August 10, 2009 | Full Review…

    Ken Eisner

    Variety
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Audience Reviews for Kiki's Delivery Service

  • Jun 25, 2016
    Kirsten Dunst doesn't suit for the 2nd English dub version. I hate English dubs.
    Film C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2016
    Kiki's Delivery Service is a really fun and enjoyable Miyazaki film. If you know Miyazaki at all, you know you're going to get a great experience from him pretty much every time.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 26, 2013
    An average Miyazaki film that doesn't develop so well its many elements into a cohesive narrative as it should - like for example the character's sudden loss of power and her inability to make friends. The result is amusing, even if not that satisfying.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 20, 2013
    A cute little film about a witch seeking to find her place in the world. One of the better Japanese anime films that have seen..for a reason...I actually understood what was going on half the time.
    John B Super Reviewer

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