Whisper of the Heart

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Overview

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...
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Overview

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.
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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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/7/2006
  • UPC: 786936175318
  • Original Release: 1995
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  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:51:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,050

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brittany Snow Voice Only
Cary Elwes Voice Only
Courtney Thorne-Smith Voice Only
David Gallagher Voice Only
Technical Credits
Yoshifumi Kondo Director
Hayao Miyazaki Original Story, Producer, Screenwriter
Yuji Nomi Score Composer
Toshio Suzuki Producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Whisper of the Heart
1. Opening/Library Cards [:00]
2. A Mysterious Cat [:00]
3. Entrance Exams [:00]
4. Mixed-up Feelings [:00]
5. Return to the Shop [:10]
6. Making Music [1:12]
7. Boyfriend! [1:12]
8. The Gem Inside [13:52]
9. A World of Her Own [16:59]
10. "Whisper of the Heart" [7:38]
11. Promises/End Credits [5:06]
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another Excellent Studio Ghibli Film

    I bought this movie on a whim because it was produced by Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki did the screenplay and story boards. I just tonight watched it and absolutely loved it. It was very realistic while being just enough of a fairy tale that you wonder if it's possible that it could happen to you tomorrow. Over all, a great buy and an even better watch!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Loved it!

    this is one of my favorite moves. the story is really good and it is really funny and there is a little romans. If you haven't seen it you really should.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Good for a rainy day.

    Or any day really. It was very moving, sweet, and just an all around good movie! One of Studio Ghibli's best.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Great Family Flick

    I rented this for family movie night. It looked cute and other raters had good things to say. We all enjoyed it so much! It's on my wish list for a future purchase. Can't wait to see it again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Completely won over

    This movie was both entertaining and adorably innocent. I am not a big fan of Japanese animation, but have been watching the ones Disney released if only for cultural comparison. This one was the best by far--it stuck to a believable story without getting too off-the-wall. It was nice to sit back and watch a movie and feel contented and happy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Positively Adorable!

    I don't think I would have seen this were it not for my Japanese class, but as always, Miyazaki has written another masterpiece. A positively adorable little film, I was won over by the characters charming and indepth personalities. I found the movie was easy to relate to my own personal experiences, and I was happy to see a more 'normal' movie come out of the anime Genre.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Miazaki Fan

    I am a 16 year old girl who has practically grown up with Miazaki movies. I own a lot of them myself.I really liked this film. When I watched it for the first time I honestly wanted to cry. It was so sweet. It was slow at times, but over all, it was a really good film.

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