Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

Animated Feature Film

Original Title: 魔女の宅急便
Director: Miyazaki Hayao
Writers: Miyazaki Hayao, Kadono Eiko
Animators: Kondō Katsuya, Kondo Yoshifumi, Otsuka Shinji
Cinematographer: Sugimura Shigeo
Composers: Sydney Forest, Hisaishi Jō
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartman, Janeane Garofolo, Matthew Lawrence, Debbie Reynolds, Tress MacNeille, Edie McClurg, Kath Soucie

In this mildly diverting Studio Ghibli production, which promotes the more attractive of human traits, a 13-year-old witch, as tradition dictates, sets out into the world to make it on her own, deciding to settle in an idyllic seaside city, where she meets a kindly baker, who offers her a place to stay and work as a delivery girl, and gets into various scrapes. Iain.Stott