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Whisper of the Heart (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Whisper of the Heart (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)Director: Yoshifumi Kondo
Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment Presents A Studio Ghibli Film
Category: DVD

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Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen, Multiple Formats
Languages: French (Subtitled), English (Subtitled), English (Original Language), Japanese (Original Language)
Color: color
Rating: G (General Audience)
Media: Blu-ray
Region: 1
Discs: 2
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Picture Format: Widescreen
Running Time: 119 Minutes
Shipping Weight (lbs): 0.5
Dimensions (in): 6.7 x 5.3 x 0.6

MPN: WD10857900BR
UPC: 786936820164
EAN: 0786936820164
ASIN: B007JNTPSO

Release Date: May 22, 2012
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days

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  • Brand Name: BUENA VISTA HOME ENTERTAIMENT Mfg#: 786936820164
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs
  • Manufacturer: WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTER
  • Genre: Foreign Video - Japanese
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Product Description
From Studio Ghibli, the studio that brought you Ponyo and the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away (best animated feature film, 2002). A chance encounter with a mysterious cat sends Shizuku, a quiet schoolgirl, on a quest for her true talent. Challenged by Seiji, a boy determined to follow his dreams, and enchanted by the Baron, a magical cat figurine who helps her listen to the whispers of her heart, Shizuku embarks on curious adventures beyond the boundaries of her imagination.

Amazon.com
Based on a manga by Aoi Hiiragi, the gentle coming of age story Whisper of the Heart (1995) was scripted and storyboarded by Hayao Miyazaki, and directed by the late Yoshifumi Kondo. Shizuku Tsukishima is an absent-minded, insecure junior high school student who reads book after book of fairy tales, helps her friends, and does most of her chores, but remains dissatisfied. When she encounters a wonderfully supercilious cat on the train, she follows him and meets Seiji Amasawa, a student in her class who hopes to become a violin maker. Seiji's commitment to his dream helps Shizuku find her voice, literally and figuratively: she realizes she wants to become a writer. A statue of a cat in the antique store of Seiji's kindly grandfather inspires her first story, "Whisper of the Heart." Shizuku and Seiji exhibit believable strengths and flaws: their warm humanity contrasts markedly with the shabby superficiality of the characters in many recent American animated films. The lively performances of Brittany Snow and David Gallagher transcend the geographic limits of the story to make Shizuku and Seiji the kids the viewer wishes lived next door. Miyazaki's script suggests that magic can exist, even in everyday Tokyo. Whisper of the Heart was the only film Yoshifumi Kondo directed, but its understated charm stands as a monument to his talent. (Rated G, suitable for ages 10 and older: tobacco use) -- Charles Solomon


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