Kiki's Delivery Service: Why Do So Many Anime Films Have Talking Cats?
|"Kiki's Delivery Service" (1989).|
|Kiki and Jiji.|
Kiki looks for a city that needs a witch and heads off to Koriko, a seaside city in a 1960s Europe that did not experience World War I or II (thought that really has nothing to do with the story).
|Kiki enjoying flying.|
|Daddy loves you.|
|I like this one, with the cat on it.|
|Kiki and Tombo meet.|
|Flying by a clock.|
With all that happens, Kiki matures and develops confidence in herself. She becomes comfortable in Koriko and is happy to tell her parents that everything is working out.
|Delivering a package window-to-window.|
|Jiji hanging on for dear life!|
|This isn't so hard!|
|The cat is a shy little thing in the original, but not in Hartman's version.|
Generally, it comes down to which version you saw first, that is the one your mind will register as "authentic" and is the one you will prefer. For fans of Hartman, this was a fitting final performance, since he got his start as a graphics artist and was well-known as a voice man. The production was lucky to get him.
|Kiki's first delivery, a stuffed cat that looks like Jiji.|