From one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema comes the most acclaimed film of 2002. Hayao Miyazaki's latest triumph, filled with astonishing animation and epic adventure, is a dazzling masterpiece for all ages. It's a "wonderfully welcoming work of art that's funny and entertaining as it is brilliant, beautiful and deep." (Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal).

Spirited Away is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.

This deluxe 2-disc set overflows with outstanding bonus features, including the Japanese television special about the making of the film, an inside view into the artistry of Miyazaki, and a storyboard-to-scene comparison. Spirited Away is a spectacular DVD the whole family will want to experience over and over again.


Bonus material

  • Spirited Away Introduction by John Lasseter
  • The Art of Spirited Away
  • The Nippon Television Special- The Making of the Film
  • Select Storyboard to Scene Comparison
  • Behind the Microphone with Suzanne Pleshette and Jason Marsden
  • Original Japanese Trailers

'"Preview Trailers'"

  • Finding Nemo
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Kiki's Delivery Service

Chapter Index

  1. Opening Credits/The Middle of Nowhere
  2. "It's Just a Dream"
  3. Finding Work at the Bathhouse
  4. Meeting Yubaba
  5. Sen's New Life
  6. "We Have an Intruder"
  7. Working for Tips
  8. A Strange Visit to the Nursery
  9. The Golden Seal
  10. A Monster Called 'No Face'
  11. The Train to Swamp Bottom
  12. "What Did You Do With My Baby!"
  13. A Visit With Zeniba
  14. Finding the Way Home
  15. One Final Test
  16. End Credits

In Other Countries

Unlike the English dub, all other spoken languages are direct translations from the original Japanese version because within those countries, Spirited Away is not a Disney film.

Country of origin Release date Audio languages Subtitles Region code
Japan July 19, 2002 Japanese (DTS-ES 6.1)
Japanese (Dolby Surround)
French (Dolby Surround)
Japanese, English, French 2 (NTSC)
Taiwan July 19, 2002 Japanese (DTS-ES 6.1)
Japanese (Dolby Surround)
Mandarin (Dolby Surround)
Japanese, Traditional Chinese (literal translation and dubtitles) 3 (NTSC)
Hong Kong July 19, 2002 Japanese (DTS-ES 6.1)
Japanese (Dolby Surround)
Cantonese (Dolby Surround)
Japanese, Traditional Chinese, English 3 (NTSC)
South Korea December 4, 2002 Japanese (DTS-ES 6.1)
Japanese (Dolby Surround)
Korean (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Korean, Japanese, English  3 (NTSC)
Thailand N/A Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Thai (Dolby Digital 5.1)
English, Thai 3 (NTSC)
UK March 29, 2004 Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1)
English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
English (Dolby Surround)
English (literal translation) 2 (PAL)
Latin America January 16, 2004 Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Spanish (Dolby Surround)
Spanish 4 (NTSC)
Brazil February 2004 Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Portuguese (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Portuguese (Brazilian) 4 (NTSC)
Bonus material (Japanese version only)
  • Storyboard version of the film
  • 30-minute trailer reel
  • Theatrical trailers for other Miyazaki films
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