Kiki's Delivery Service: Why Do So Many Anime Films Have Talking Cats?
|Kiki and Jiji|
|Kiki enjoying flying|
|Daddy loves you|
|I like this one, with the cat on it|
|Kiki and Tombo meet|
|Flying by a clock|
|Delivering a package|
|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|
The cat character has more of an impact by being loud and funny, so most people will probably enjoy Hartman's version, though of course there will be those who think he should have been quiet and reverential and humble and all that - there is always the original to watch if it is that important to you. 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|
Below is the English trailer: