Part of our special programming series "Studio Ghibli: Dispatches from the Dream Factory"
Master storyteller Hayao Miyazaki tackles the delicate topics of growing up and being vulnerable in high-flying coming of age adventure, taking on the subject matter in a manner that is both serious and whimsical (perhaps very hallmarks of a Studio Ghibli film).
Join Kiki as she begins to understand her powers and purpose as a young witch out on her own. In Miyazaki’s world, witches are far from cackling baddies… but they do own black cats and fly on broomsticks. They also deliver baked goods, find romance, rescue their pets from trouble and, on occasion, have their mettle tested.
One of Studio Ghibli’s most accessible stories, this buoyant and sweetly romantic family adventure reminds the us that, whether you’re a witch or an ordinary person, growing up is tough and scary — but also thrilling and fun, too.