Whisper of the Heart [DVD] [1995]

Package Description: From the creators of the Academy Award -- winning Spirited Away (Best Animated Feature Film, 2002) comes a tale based on the screenplay from the legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki. During summer vacation, a schoolgirl named Shizuku, who longs to discover her true talents, observes an ordinary-looking cat riding by himself on the train. Intrigued, she decides to follow him. This chance encounter leads her to the mysterious Seiji, a boy who is determined to follow his dreams, and The Baron, a magical cat figurine who helps her listen to the whispers in her heart. Soon, Shizuku's exciting adventures carry her far beyond the boundaries of her imagination. Featuring extraordinary storytelling, enchanting animation and an all-star voice cast, this 2-Disc Set will inspire dreams and warm hearts of all ages.
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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.75 out of 5 stars.
4.8
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (97 out of 98)

Special Features

  • Behind the microphone with voice talent from the film, including Brittany Snow, Courtney Thorne-Smith, David Gallagher and Cary Elwes
  • Original storyboards
  • Trailers and TV spots

Synopsis

Whisper of the Heart
Written by animation master Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his protégé Yoshifumi Kondo, this film is a simple tale about a young girl who falls in love and learns to believe in herself. Suzuku Tsukishima is nearing the end of her final year of junior high. An avid bookworm, she devours books while quietly dreaming about becoming a writer. Though vivacious and outgoing with her best friend, she withdraws into herself when in the presence of her bossy older sister; her studious father, who is busy researching local history; and her mother, who is absorbed in the college courses she's taking. Then one day, she meets Seiji, a lad who has the ability to both irritate and charm her, often at the same time. He also harbors an unusual ambition: to build violins in Cremona, Italy. Around the same time, she meets a kindly old man who owns an antique shop, whom she later learns is Seiji's grandfather. One item in the store particularly catches her eye -- a strange statue of a cat with glittering eyes. Inspired by Seiji's utter determination to realize his own dream, she writes a story about the feline-shaped sculpture coming to life. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Brittany Snow
    Brittany Snow - (English Version)
  • Cary Elwes
    Cary Elwes - (English Version)
  • Courtney Thorne-Smith
    Courtney Thorne-Smith - (English Version)
  • David Gallagher
    David Gallagher - (English Version)

Overall Customer Rating

4.8 out of 54.8
98 Reviews
99%of customers recommend this product.

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