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Poll Winner: Best Studio Ghibli Film

February 20, 2010

Well viewers.. the ballots have been cast and counted and the winner of the Best Studio Ghibli Film Poll is none other than Spirited Away! Spirited Away was first released in theaters in 2000 and in the US in 2001. This film has won many awards including an Oscar for Best Animated Film and 3 Saturn awards for best picture, writing and score. This is a beloved classic that many Ghibli fans Adore. This film received 7/15 of our viewer votes, thus making it the winner.. followed closely by Howl’s Moving Castle.Spirited Away opens with ten-year-old Chihiro riding along during a family outing as her father races through remote country roads. When they come upon a blocked tunnel, her parents decide to have a look around — even though Chihiro finds the place very creepy. When they pass through the tunnel, they discover an abandoned amusement park. As Chihiro’s bad vibes continue, her parents discover an empty eatery that smells of fresh food. After her mother and father help themselves to some tasty purloined morsels, they turn into giant pigs. Chihiro understandably freaks out and flees. She learns that this very weird place, where all sorts of bizarre gods and monsters reside, is a holiday resort for the supernatural after their exhausting tour of duty in the human world. Soon after befriending a boy named Haku, Chihiro learns the rules of the land: one, she must work , as laziness of any kind is not tolerated; and two, she must take on the new moniker of Sen. If she forgets her real name, Haku tells her, then she will never be permitted to leave.

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12 comments

  1. Cool!


  2. YAY Spirited Away won! I love this movie so much it just never gets old!


  3. SPIRITED AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  4. I love Spirited Away it truly is Miyazaki’s Greatest Hit!


  5. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!! I totally didnt know it won an oscar xD


  6. I missed the poll but glad this won its my fav =D


  7. Spirited Away is really great story.


  8. Good to see Spirited Away won!


  9. Nice. Spirited Away does have a great story that people remember and love. Great Winner!


  10. Aww too bad I like Ponyo the best 😛 But Spirited Away is nice too.


    • True that Ponyo is awesome! I also love Spirited Away.. hell I love all the Ghibli Films!


  11. Indeed Ponyo is a great film as well… I’m getting it the day it comes out on the 2nd! So Excited to have it too.



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