Spirited Away Thesis

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There are over four hundred amusement parks in the United States and the word "fun" is used in the names of these parks more than any other descriptor. Rightly so, as many people would describe amusement parks as great places to get away from the dull routine of daily life and enjoy time with family. They are known for their greasy, yet addictive, food and thrilling rides and attractions. In Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away a family of three stumbles upon what they believe is an abandoned amusement park. Unbeknownst to them, the amusement park is inhabited by spirits and witches whom are not interested in sharing the place with humans. The young heroine of the movie, Chihiro, has to face many formidable obstacles in order to rescue her parents. …show more content…
The movie has been nominated for over forty awards in many different countries and has won the majority of them. Some of those awards include: The Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2003, The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films Award for Best Animated Film in 2003, the Blue Ribbon Award for Best Film in 2002, along with many others. Spirited Away continues to be the highest- grossing film in Japan’s history, grossing over 30.4 billion yen, and it has a worldwide total of about $289 million. When it won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, it became the only hand drawn animated film and Japanese animated film to win best animated film in history, and it was also voted the fourth best film of the 21st century. If hundreds of critics and movie experts love this movie, then it is safe to say that most people would enjoy this movie. Most of the negative reviews of this movie claim they do not like the anime style of the movie. Although they are allowed to have that opinion, it is not a legitimate reason to dislike this movie. Some people dislike classical music, but they can still appreciate a beautiful piece when they hear

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