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Spirited Away (2002)

I'd wanted to see this film for a while. It's written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the same creative force behind "Princess Mononoke", which suffered from a terrible dubbing job.

"Spirited Away" is a completely different story (literally) and although we saw the English dubbed version, it was an excellent job that did nothing to detract from the beauty of the story or the charm of the animation.

As we walked out of the theatre, Lisa described it by saying, "It's like I've discovered another Moomin book," which will make no sense unless you've read Tove Janssen's children's books about the Moomins.