Monday, October 21, 2002

Spirited Away
TAP: Animation Sensation.

Why Japan's magical Spirited Away plays well anywhere.

"Compared either with Disney or with his counterparts in the often violent anime realm, Miyazaki's an original, a modern-day mythmaker. His coming-of-age stories for little girls showcase little girls, not grown women. And in these stories, a girl's salvation comes not from romantic love or manly rescue but from her own confidence, bravery and sense of wonder.

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