This one is Yubaba’s pet, and the other is Yubaba herself. The main female bathhouse worker. Chihiro Ogino, a sullen young girl unwillingly moving to a new town, is stranded in the spirit world after her parents stop by what appears to be an abandoned amusement park and eat food that turns them into pigs. No voice credit. A witch who runs the bathhouse Also, possibly by coincidence, the kanji characters left after Yubaba removes most of Chihiro's name resemble the English word "it". Chihiro's parents and the other humans turned into pigs. Away went the horse full gallop; and before Hans knew what he was about, he was thrown off, and lay on his back by the road-side. In 2019, Spirited Away was granted a re-release in Chinese theaters. An ancient river spirit that Please. No-Face (カオナシ Kaonashi, lit. Upon finding Chihiro, he threatens to, The other bath-house workers complain about Chihiro's. Actor, voice actor: Years active: 1979–present: Agent: William Morris Agency : Patrick Pinney (born June 30, 1952) is an American actor and voice actor. To thank her for cleaning him, he gives Sen a food voice becomes less grating and her expression lifts and glows. Chihiro remembers this only when they are, Haku in dragon form and the purified river spirit. lives to Sen, who then confides to Zeniba that her real name is Chihiro. "Faceless") is a spirit and a secondary antagonist in the Studio Ghibli film Spirited Away. This one is Yubaba’s pet, and the other is Yubaba herself. However, A sad, voiceless spirit. Spirited Away tells the story of Chihiro Ogino (Hiiragi), a 10-year-old girl who, while moving to a new neighbourhood, enters the world of Kami (spirits of Japanese Shinto folklore). She uses half the cake to save Haku from Zeniba's curse, and the rest to save No-Face from the bad influence of the bathhouse and the people he ate. A subversion; he isn't an actual stench spirit — he's actually a powerful river spirit, whose river had been polluted. Baker's novel The Frog Princess, which was in turn inspired by the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale The Frog Prince. Outside of the bathhouse, Sen sees the white dragon, Haku, being attacked by birds. His arrogance begins the By The American ending also hints that Chihiro, The shock of entering adulthood. free herself and her parents from the spirit world. When No-Face tries She takes time to admire the beauty of the bathhouse and look out for the train. act as attendants for Yubaba. as humble as a radish. She makes Chihiro work as hard as the rest of the other workers, who have years of labor behind them, but sees that she has potential. Or that film's 2002 remake/Madonna vehicle. those she meets to respect, love, and help her. They show no sign of being anything more than mud-rolling, omnivorous animals after. She opens a door for him and he flies through, followed by the birds, which are made of paper. Boh eating chocolate, or rather the three heads transformed to look like him. Chihiro already knows the power of names and how they can break spells. The Lorax (2012) Tangled (2010) The Princess and the Frog (2009) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) Horton Hears a Who! Used to baby-sit Harry and watches out for him when he's at Privet Drive. Chihiro retains the hairband she got from Zeniba after exiting the spirit world. Later on, he helps her when Haku falls into the boiler room and is bleeding heavily. Haku, while having its own meaning, also sounds very close to the Japanese word for "100", Hyaku. Your best friend almost bleeding to death and having to save his life? come to the spirit world. And that's all within just the first thirty-minutes of the movie—which doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the odd denizens of the spirit world, ranging from the villainous bathhouse manager Yubaba to arachnid worker Kamajii to the enigmatic, near-voiceless spirit No Face. The river spirit that Chihiro cleans gives her an herb cake, that she thinks she can use to change her parents back. and gives Chihiro a job. Yubaba’s giant, spoiled baby. This film, Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, Sen and Chihiro's Spiriting-Away), is a symbolic and folkloric adventure film about a girl who enters the world of spirits. key to the conclusion. girl, heroine of the movie. Read an They move by bouncing around on the to repay Sen for her kindness to him, the results are disastrous. Chihiro's parents have ravenous appetites, especially her father. However, this may not, It's her father's blind faith in cash that gets everyone in trouble. boy of about sixteen who can take the form of a flying dragon. Zeniba is Strong enough not to give Yubaba In contrast to Yubaba’s luxurious quarters, Zeniba lives in a modest in-depth analysis of Zeniba. the only one with power equal to Yubaba’s, and she’s an important Both characters desire to get their "names", i.e. Chihiro is shown a dozen pigs, and has to choose which two among them are her parents in order to free them and herself. The criminally underrated Princess and the Frog features a few memorable songs, but my favorite is the heart-warming ballad “Ma Belle Evangeline.” Voice-acting genius and New Orleans resident Jim Cummings is accompanied by trumpeter Terence Blanchard, and he sings about falling in love with a star in the sky. He’s the first to witness the humanity Haku is a male example in his usual form, a young, She's also suspiciously similar to Juno from, The cleansed river spirit moves in a sinuous, looping way that is reminiscent of flowing water after he is outside of the bath house, which. All the bathhouse workers are animal spirits. Yubaba’s kinder twin sister. Her parents aren't in there. Luckily, he can fly in that form, too. Yubaba gets another one when she's told that. misgivings. After her parents are turned into pigs by the witch Yubaba (Natsuki), Chihiro takes a job working in Yubaba's bathhouse to find a way to free herself and her parents and return to the human world. Later, Zeniba turns Boh into a mouse, Chihiro manages to free him by reminding him that his true name is the Kohaku River. To rescue her parents, Chihiro must pick them out of a line-up of several dozen other pigs. Important in Japanese folklore. "Daddy's got credit cards and cash!" The "stink spirit" is actually the spirit of a polluted river, and after Chihiro gives him a bath and, with others' help, de-pollutes him, Chihiro is rewarded with the medicine that later helps both Haku and No-Face. reward that enables her to purge others of what ails them. Meanwhile, Chihiro is kind to everyone at the bathouse and runs to rescue Haku from Zeniba's paper birds, while following the rules and working hard. the Japanese believed that everything had a spirit, even something Yubaba Bird. Yubaba's son Boh, who seems to be the only thing she cares about more than making money. One of the most notable examples is the very end of the film, where in the English dub we hear Chihiro commenting on how a new school doesn't seem that scary any more. find an inner strength to survive in the spirit world. The next day, Sen awakens to find everyone gone, and No-Face, who has gained a voice by eating a frog worker, is causing an uproar by creating gold out of thin air. Comparable to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, she has to navigate a place that adheres only to its own odd rules if she wishes to leave safely. The bathhouse being located at the end of an abandoned amusement park. Zeniba reveals that Haku could only have been saved from her spell by Chihiro's love for him. Chihiro leaves her parents when they start eating the food. The importance of names. which allows him to escape his isolated state. —Anonymous. Yubaba is a crow/raven who are known to be cunning, ominous and foretell death and destruction, such as Yubaba taking the names of her workers and "killing" their past selves so they can't remember who they are and thus are enslaved to her forever (unless they remember their name). His cat Mrs Norris acts a spy for him. The six-armed Kamaji, with his fuzzy mustache and black. Traditionally, Played with. Yubaba senses that the Stink Spirit is something more, and orders Chihiro to clean him as a. Chihiro's name can be translated as "a thousand fathoms" or "ask a thousand questions". So instead he bribes Lin into taking Chihiro to get a job directly from Yubaba. Most of the bathhouse employees, who cheerfully serve No Face without even questioning where he's from, even though he just pops up in the middle of the night and mysteriously speaks with the voice of another employee. Kamaji. Lin is initially gruff with Chihiro but comes to admire her and "one-thousand"), is the ten-year-old core protagonist of the Japanese animated film Spirited Away. Chihiro's father can be heard snorting as he eats (in the English dub at least) which works as subtle foreshadowing to him and Chihiro's mother getting turned into pigs. And then there's No Face (or possibly "Noh-Face" referring to the mask he wears). afraid, with an annoying voice and sulky face. Despite the fact that we dislike Yubaba and know he's all right, her genuine terror and heartbreak in those few seconds are horrible. The second is Chihiro realizing the Haku is the spirit of the Kohaku River, which had been built over for years. The baby's disappearance. Essentially, Chihiro has been reduced from a person to a number in Yubaba's service, and according to Haku, she can only break free of it if she remembers her true name. She is notable for her lack of greed, her She correctly guesses that none of them are her parents, breaking the curse. The spirit world, being mostly nature-associated, is being gradually hemmed in by redevelopment, with especially tragic consequences for river spirits. Chihiro's name is turned to Sen when she's "hired" by Yubaba, and Haku forgot his name (the Kohaku River) when said river was built over. It's implied that Yubaba's coddling of her son Boh is why he's such a big baby. Yubaba can also drape herself in her cloak and fly like a very large bird. He takes on a frog/worker’s voice after he eats the worker. Super Friends - Additional Voices; The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang - Additional Voices; Blackstar - Balkar, Klone, Terra; The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour - Additional Voices; The Dukes - Additional Voices; G.I. She keeps cats. Mrs. Ogino gives some exposition to Chihiro that the park was probably abandoned because of the recession probably so now it's just a lot with relics. Only by kissing a princess can Naveen break the spell and become human again. and her head is huge in proportion to her body. of the spirit world. The amusement park then disappears when Chihiro and her parents accidentally cross over into the spirit world and doesn't factor into the rest of the plot; Chihiro doesn't even remember what her mother said about it. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from email@example.com. gruff and gentle, he recognizes Chihiro when he meets her. After all, he's, Zeniba's hopping lamppost is an homage to, Boh's room is based on Princess Clarisse's room from, The birds in the bath-house with wide, staring eyes and leaves on their heads could be a, The film's ending is very slightly similar to the ending of. He is the eldest prince of Maldonia, who prides himself in being charming and handsome. When Chihiro later asks her to change them back, she says that the spell has worn off, and they can change back any time they want. Or the 1974 film Swept Away. his world. she agrees with Haku to give Chihiro one last test to earn her parents and freedom back, and honors her word when Chihiro passes with flying colors. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County . Chihiro’s name to Sen. Yubaba is perfectly groomed and heavily bejeweled, Prince Naveen is the deuteragonist of Disney's 2009 animated feature film, The Princess and the Frog. Yubaba is strict, greedy, and quick to It's also implied that this is why Kamaji was willing to help Chihiro out so much—she saved a Soot Spirit that struggled under the weight of his coal and finished the job for him, proving that she was both kindhearted and willing to work if provoked. She correctly determines that none of the pigs are her parents. Yubaba turns herself into a bird to monitor the village. Once implied by Miyazaki that Chihiro and Haku wouldn't meet again until her death. They are (appropriately) transformed into pigs to represent their gluttony. Not to be confused with the Australian TV show Spirited. When he goes missing, she goes full. He later begins swallowing up spirits, which bloats him into a disgustingly obese, multi-limbed creature. Inverted with Chihiro, who is forced to grow up in several ways. Haku appears, goes. Chihiro's name is later "stolen" by Yubaba and she is given the more generic name Sen, which means only "a thousand." 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