Baba Yaga the witch lives in a house above the countryside, devouring the food around her and grinding bones into dust. One day, Baba Yaga cooks up dozens of eggs to eat, but one of the shells refuses to crack. What's a witch to do but to turn the egg into a magical being that's capable of doing house chores? The egg, Tamago-hime, carries out her duties with a sense of curiosity and wonder – and when a batch of dough comes to life, the two attempt a daring escape...
Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home, when they discover an abandoned amusement park. After Chihiro's family mysteriously turn into pigs, she is thrown into a surreal world of magic and fantasy. Join her as she struggles to survive in the bathhouse of the gods, ruled by an evil witch who has stolen not only her name, but her way back to the real world.
Pandane was definitely cut from the same cloth as Spirited Away. Baba Yaga and the witch from SA are pretty much identical, character design-wise. Both have super cute magical characters, a whimsical and fun plot, and a grand adventure. If you liked one you pretty much guaranteed will like the other.
After being rushed to a flight by her mother at the airport, a young girl loses her most prized possession, a plush toy named Daru. Awakened by the girl's tears, Daru sets forth on a grand adventure to find her, crossing continents, communicating with animals and statues alike, and even making a new caterpillar friend along the way. As time passes, will Daru ever be reunited with his beloved owner?
Two cute shorts about an unconventional hero (a stuffed toy and an egg) as they go on a grand adventure. Both are equally as charming.
Both are very beautiful stories around toylike protagonist who are chasing their wishes. Either esceping his cruel master or finding his loved lost master. Very heartwarming stories with beautiful fiting music.
The responsible orphan Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black castle. After a chance and mystical encounter, poor Sophie finds herself transformed by a spell which makes her appear to be an old woman, and thus embarks on an adventure to find Howl’s castle and put an end to her curse. A mystical world of talking flames, sentient scarecrows and magic aplenty awaits those who seek the legendary Howl...