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Trailer for the Live Action Version of Miyazaki's "Kiki's Delivery Service"

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by Jerry Beck
January 29, 2014 12:30 AM
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Here's the second full trailer for the live-action Kiki's Delivery Service and also shows the first footage of Kiki's cat Jiji. 

The story of a young witch, who uses her flying broom to start a delivery business, Hayao Miyazaki directed an animated adaptation of the story in 1989 - It is based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Eiko Kadono. Disney released an English language version in 1998. The look of the new live-action film is heavily influenced by Miyazaki's designs and storytelling. 

Directed by Takashi Shimizu, "Kiki" is portrayed by actress Shoshiba Fuka; Kotobuki Minako is the voice of Kiki's  black cat, Jiji. The film will open in Japan on March 1.

(Thanks, Ben Price)

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4 Comments

  • Chris W | January 29, 2014 12:26 PMReply

    Why did someone make this?

    Couldn't they have spent their time doing something original?

    Is the world really clamoring for a live action remake of Kiki's Delivery Service?

  • mike schlesinger | January 30, 2014 12:28 AM

    I'm living in fear of a live-action remake of SPIRITED AWAY...

  • eeteed | January 29, 2014 5:02 AMReply

    the actress is way too old to play kiki ... isn't kiki supposed to be a 13 year old girl?

    the cat looks cute, but I miss the voice of phil Hartman.

  • Nic Kramer | January 29, 2014 8:42 AM

    Really? She looks 13 or 14 to me, I think.

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