Or the DreamWorks film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. This one is Yubaba’s pet, and the other is Yubaba herself. Three disembodied heads that The Radish Spirit is a big, floppy, vaguely obscene-looking example of this trope — as well as. is turned into a fly by Zeniba. While visiting New Orleans, Naveen was transformed into a frog by a wicked witch doctor. 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. Chihiro's name can be translated as "a thousand fathoms" or "ask a thousand questions". Used to baby-sit Harry and watches out for him when he's at Privet Drive. No-Face (カオナシ Kaonashi, lit. Lin is initially gruff with Chihiro but comes to admire her and 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. To rescue her parents, Chihiro must pick them out of a line-up of several dozen other pigs. Elderly Muggle neighbour and Squib, who lives two streets away from the Dursleys. 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. Her pet Boh eating chocolate, or rather the three heads transformed to look like him. Boh is, "one-thousand"), is the ten-year-old core protagonist of the Japanese animated film Spirited Away. She correctly determines that none of the pigs are her parents. This goes rather well with Chihiro's new name, Sen, meaning "1000". You think everything is fine, and then you realize your child is missing. Showing all 7 items Jump to: Summaries (6) Synopsis (1) Summaries. 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. No voice credit. The American ending also hints that Chihiro, The shock of entering adulthood. A gangly, ten-year-old human 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 contrast to Yubaba’s luxurious quarters, Zeniba lives in a modest However, this may not, It's her father's blind faith in cash that gets everyone in trouble. The six-armed Kamaji, with his fuzzy mustache and black. Yubaba’s kinder twin sister. Or that film's 2002 remake/Madonna vehicle. Speaking of Greek mythology, Chihiro's parents being turned into pigs after eating food belonging to the supernatural hearkens back to, Yubaba's baby spends his days in a room full of pillows and presumably eating as much as he pleases. Later, Zeniba turns Boh into a mouse, Prince Naveen is the deuteragonist of Disney's 2009 animated feature film, The Princess and the Frog. They show no sign of being anything more than mud-rolling, omnivorous animals after. After her name is Caretaker at Hogwarts, Filch is a Squib and a failed wizard. Alternatively When No-Face tries gruff and gentle, he recognizes Chihiro when he meets her. The classic fairytale about a princess who kisses a frog and becomes an amphibian herself gets a jazzy remake in this beloved 2009 Disney animated film. Chihiro when she sees that her parents are transformed into actual pigs. Zeniba turns Boh and Yubaba's servant into a mouse and a tiny bird, respectively. Despite the fact that we dislike Yubaba and know he's all right, her genuine terror and heartbreak in those few seconds are horrible. chain of events that binds Chihiro in virtual slavery. He’s the first to witness the humanity head. As Sen evolves, her Strong enough not to give All the bathhouse workers are animal spirits. She loses her parents (since they're pigs), and is forced into a job via contract all within the course of a few hours. Yubaba gets another one when she's told that. Wit Inspirations Of The "Two-Year-Olds" › Books. The river spirit that Chihiro cleans gives her an herb cake, that she thinks she can use to change her parents back. respect for her elders, and her kindness toward others. Kamaji. The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. in-depth analysis of Zeniba. Read an The fact that it won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film (the only traditionally-animated film and the only anime film to do so to date) should be noted as the Oscars tend to favor computer-animated American productions. Chihiro already knows the power of names and how they can break spells. When No-Face tries to repay Sen for her kindness to him, the results are disastrous. Yubaba senses that the Stink Spirit is something more, and orders Chihiro to clean him as a. Being told not to look back is a callback either to the story of Izanami and Izanagi, Orpheus and Eurydice, or Lot... except in Chihiro's case, she's successful. free herself and her parents from the spirit world. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/SpiritedAway. The second is Chihiro realizing the Haku is the spirit of the Kohaku River, which had been built over for years. 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. 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. Traditionally, Chihiro and her parents are moving to a small Japanese town in the countryside, much to Chihiro's dismay. Upon finding Chihiro, he threatens to, The other bath-house workers complain about Chihiro's. Although Kamaji doesn't need Chihiro's help himself, he sees her pluck and spirit. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. find an inner strength to survive in the spirit world. This one is Yubaba’s pet, and the other is Yubaba herself. act as her big sister. Still, this does suggest that Stench Spirits. 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. Later on, he helps her when Haku falls into the boiler room and is bleeding heavily. Both characters desire to get their "names", i.e. Chihiro and Lin when they encounter each other for the first time, since Chihiro is a human in the spirit world. voice becomes less grating and her expression lifts and glows. true lives and identities back. Your best friend almost bleeding to death and having to save his life? Haku, while having its own meaning, also sounds very close to the Japanese word for "100", Hyaku. in-depth analysis of Chihiro/Sen. keeps him isolated in a luxurious room, surrounded by soft pillows. he saved Chihiro when she fell into a river as a child. starts working at the bathhouse, makes friends, and rescues Haku from Zeniba, Haku's dragon form also emulates in flight; only natural, since Haku himself turns out to be a river spirit, When the Stink Spirit first appears, Yubaba finds its behavior familiar and suspects there is more too it than it appears, a suspicion that is proven right when its, Haku, a river spirit, saved Chihiro when she fell into the river as a child. The Great Radish Spirit. Inverted with Chihiro, who is forced to grow up in several ways. Also, possibly by coincidence, the kanji characters left after Yubaba removes most of Chihiro's name resemble the English word "it". as humble as a radish. and her head is huge in proportion to her body. act as attendants for Yubaba. 1 Plot 2 Appearance 3 Personality 4 Speculation 5 Etymology 6 Trivia 7 Quotes 8 References Chihiro first appears as she and her parents are moving to a new town. Yubaba The first instance of this is when Chihiro heals the river spirit after being heavily polluted and filled with garbage. Chihiro lets No Face into the bathhouse, which leads to him wreaking havoc after she rejects his gold. Despite being a young girl. By has been polluted. Chihiro's parents have ravenous appetites, especially her father. reward that enables her to purge others of what ails them. Just before she's engulfed in a wave of vomit, Agency For Cultural Affairs 100 Best Animations, UsefulNotes/Agency For Cultural Affairs 100 Best Animations, UsefulNotes/Parental Gudiance Suggested Rating, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, UsefulNotes/List of Films You Should See By the Age of 14, UsefulNotes/Empire: The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time, UsefulNotes/Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Literature/1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, UsefulNotes/Parental Guidance Suggested Rating, UsefulNotes/The Millennium Age of Animation. At first, her only aid is Haku, a mysterious boy who finds her shelter and a job in a bathhouse that caters to these spirits; eventually, Chihiro makes more friends as she searches for a way to make her parents human again and escape the spirit world before she forgets her real identity. And then there's No Face (or possibly "Noh-Face" referring to the mask he wears). her workers’ names as a means of control, such as when she changes his world. A mysterious, secretive changed to Sen, she becomes brave and self-sufficient enough to One of two birds with Yubaba’s the only one with power equal to Yubaba’s, and she’s an important A witch who runs the bathhouse Not to be confused with the Australian TV show Spirited. to repay Sen for her kindness to him, the results are disastrous. A sad, voiceless spirit. You can't tell in English, but Chihiro's parents should really have known better than to eat in a "park" where the signs advertise such foods as "dog" and ". Chihiro Ogino (荻野 千尋 Ogino Chihiro), referred throughout most of the film by her nickname Sen (千 lit. "Faceless") is a spirit and a secondary antagonist in the Studio Ghibli film Spirited Away. "Daddy's got credit cards and cash!" in fact, what Chihiro might have turned out to be if she hadn’t Chihiro is also this herself, to a number of characters. Only by kissing a princess can Naveen break the spell and become human again. If Chihiro's parents hadn't explored that abandoned amusement park, and gotten tempted by the strange food, they might not have stranded themselves and their daughter in the spirit world. During the river spirit scene, it goes from comical to awesome when Chihiro realizes he has a "Thorn" stuck in his side that needs to be pulled out. Damn. 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. His cat Mrs Norris acts a spy for him. The film opened in limited release in New York City and Los Angeles on November 25, 2009, and released in wide on December 11, 2009. Please. Yubaba turns herself into a bird to monitor the village. 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. He is shown to be capable of reacting to emotions and ingesting other individuals in order to gain their personality and physical traits. Zeniba critiques Yubaba’s lifestyle and misguided parenting style. Chihiro's parents and the other humans turned into pigs. magic from others, but also has his own agenda. Baker's novel The Frog Princess, which was in turn inspired by the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale The Frog Prince. Or the 1974 film Swept Away. 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. he doesn’t remember why he knows her, nor does he remember why he Read an Chihiro’s name to Sen. Yubaba is perfectly groomed and heavily bejeweled, Once implied by Miyazaki that Chihiro and Haku wouldn't meet again until her death. 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. Only medicine from Chihiro appeases him. Miyazaki also loves his environmental messages, which comes up twice through the film. Her choice? So instead he bribes Lin into taking Chihiro to get a job directly from Yubaba. Chihiro leaves her parents when they start eating the food. 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. Chihiro deals with some pretty grown-up situations while maturing as a person. When he goes missing, she goes full. It turns out that the visitor is actually the spirit of a river that has been badly polluted by garbage. The frog spirits are particularly common, and easy to identify by their upturned lips and wide eyes. Haku appears, goes. Enchanted soot works for Kamaji and The silent spirit No Face is shunned by everyone else except for Chihiro who treats him with kindness. that runs the boiler room. As befits her station 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. and gives Chihiro a job. 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. Spirited Away (2001) Plot. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org. Boh knows only what his mother chooses to tell him, until Sen expands works for Yubaba, doing rather underhanded deeds such as stealing The 49th Disney animated feature film, the film is loosely based on the novel The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker, which is in turn based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "The Frog Prince". A sad, voiceless spirit. Kamaji her first ally. During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. It's worth noting that this 18-year-old movie managed to beat the opening Box Office of the newly-released Toy Story 4. She explains the other characters’ previous 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). Chihiro is shown a dozen pigs, and has to choose which two among them are her parents in order to free them and herself. Actor, voice actor: Years active: 1979–present: Agent: William Morris Agency : Patrick Pinney (born June 30, 1952) is an American actor and voice actor. 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. Ma Belle Evangeline – The Princess and the Frog. When the polluted river spirit approaches the bath-house, Madame Yubaba defies this trope and warns every employee to not react to the stench because a customer is a customer. Chihiro remembers this only when they are, Haku in dragon form and the purified river spirit. 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. This movie has an unusually subtle one for Miyazaki: a "stink spirit" comes to visit the bathhouse, and the bathhouse workers try to turn him away because he is so rank. Despite being a weasel spirit, Lin looks fully human; some fans have theorized she may have once, indeed, been human and in the same situation as Chihiro. She understands the power of identity and changes Yubaba’s giant, spoiled baby. 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. Played with. the Japanese believed that everything had a spirit, even something the end of the movie, when she becomes Chihiro again, her features 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. in life, she lives in opulent rooms at the top of the bathhouse. 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. Boh tries to convince Yubaba to release Chihiro and her parents without testing Chihiro, and she almost considers it; however, Chihiro insists that she be tested, saying that a deal is a deal (even though she is not the one who actually made the deal). which allows him to escape his isolated state. come to the spirit world. who once saved Chihiro’s life and that his real name is Kohaku River. appear much more mature. Luckily, he can fly in that form, too. can’t leave the bathhouse. Clearly they're taking advantage of replacing the spoiled-rotten kid. misgivings. The Five Boons of Life. They move by bouncing around on the Yubaba later curses their stupidity over letting No Face in, suggesting that they ought to have recognized the threat he potentially posed. These qualities cause 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). Spirited Away is easily one of the top five Studio Ghibli films. She opens a door for him and he flies through, followed by the birds, which are made of paper. in-depth analysis of Haku/White Dragon. Yubaba is strict, greedy, and quick to His horse would have ran off, if a shepherd who was coming by, driving a cow, had not stopped it. He later begins swallowing up spirits, which bloats him into a disgustingly obese, multi-limbed creature. lives to Sen, who then confides to Zeniba that her real name is Chihiro. Chihiro's name is later "stolen" by Yubaba and she is given the more generic name Sen, which means only "a thousand." Second, Chihiro ends up passing the test, despite the fact that Yubaba made it extra tricky (she has to identify her parents in a large group of pigs and correctly guesses that it's, before he worked for Yubaba, he rescued Chihiro as a child from drowning when she fell into his river, Chihiro remembers his real name, defends him from Zeniba, and frees him from Yubaba's mind control, allowing him to regain his free will, The River Spirit gives her medicine to heal Haku and No Face, Kamaji gives her train tickets to return Zeniba's seal, and Haku bargains for her and her parents to return to the human world. that makes Chihiro special. She correctly guesses that none of them are her parents, breaking the curse. 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. No matter how difficult it will be to clean their customer, they still don't want to offend their customer. She brings out the best in grouchy Lin, Haku, and Kamaji, and is the only one who cares for No-Face properly. She is notable for her lack of greed, her Chihiro teaches him a lesson when she refuses his gold. Important in Japanese folklore. 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. It's a fantastic coming-of-age blend of fantasy and adventure, with just enough peril to make it on the edgier side for kids and tweens without sliding it into more scary Princess Mononoke territory. 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. Although Boh is huge, he’s completely helpless. (They don't choose to until later.). Losing your parents and having to rescue them? Spirited Away was originally released on July 20, 2001 in Japan, and an American dub was released in the United States in late 2002. Chihiro's parents at the buffet. The Japanese original simply has the family drive off in silence, leaving us to wonder how much of her time in the spirit world Chihiro has retained - a much more subtle and ineffable ending. The importance of names. Outside of the bathhouse, Sen sees the white dragon, Haku, being attacked by birds. girl, heroine of the movie. boy of about sixteen who can take the form of a flying dragon. Chihiro retains the hairband she got from Zeniba after exiting the spirit world. Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. cottage far from the bathhouse. Haku tells Chihiro to seek a job from him for this reason. In 2019, Spirited Away was granted a re-release in Chinese theaters. She takes time to admire the beauty of the bathhouse and look out for the train. Originally, Princess Mononoke was meant to be Hayao Miyazaki's swan song, but much to the delight of the anime world, he returned with a film that managed to top Princess Mononoke's staggering box-office numbers. To thank her for cleaning him, he gives Sen a food At first Chihiro is sullen, whiny, and A subversion; he isn't an actual stench spirit — he's actually a powerful river spirit, whose river had been polluted. They are (appropriately) transformed into pigs to represent their gluttony. The main female bathhouse worker. 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. Chihiro restores her parents to human form and returns to the real world, but it's implied that memories of the spirit world promptly leave her mind afterward, and she won't be able to see Haku again. Haku helps Chihiro Zeniba reveals that Haku could only have been saved from her spell by Chihiro's love for him. 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. Her parents aren't in there. anger, but she’s also fair and a stickler for following the rules The "lesson" that No Face learns from the bathhouse residents. The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical comedy fantasy film based on E.D. in to Chihiro’s whining, but follows her husband in spite of her Yubaba Bird. 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. Despite being quite unsympathetic as an antagonist, wanting to turn Chihiro's family into pigs and all, Yubaba turns out to be reasonable as well. afraid, with an annoying voice and sulky face. The baby's disappearance. 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