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Kiki's Delivery Date

On September 1, Buena Vista Home Entertainment released the English-language dubbed video of Hayao Miyazaki's animated feature, "Kiki's Delivery Service." The family film tells the story of a 13-year-old witch named Kiki. The English voice track features Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartman, Matthew Lawrence, Debbie Reynolds and Janeane Garofolo. The film is 104 minutes, rated "G" and priced at U.S. $19.99. The Walt Disney Company will distribute several more of Miyazaki's films, including "Princess Mononoke" (theatrical release by Miramax, summer 1999) and "Castle in the Sky" (video release 1999). Buena Vista Home Entertainment president Michael O. Johnson said, "We see our job now as a caretaker for this wonderful animation on a worldwide basis, but we don't want to alter it. You don't want to take the Mona Lisa and make her smile. It is our responsibility to deliver these products as they were meant to be delivered."