Picture from Spirited Away
Overall B-

In this beautifully drawn animation, a young girl and her parents find themselves spirited away to a supernatural dimension after they take a detour through a mysterious tunnel. North American audiences may find the conventions of this Japanese story to be just as mysterious.

Violence C
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A-
Substance Use B

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Spirited Away

The “orphan” formula - where a young child is separated from their parents - appears to be popular in other cultures as well the in North America film and literature. Why do you think writers often remove adults from a child’s life before they face trials and obstacles?