5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Kiki's Delivery Service"

Families can talk about everything from growing up and pursuing your passions to what makes Kiki a strong role model. By Frannie Ucciferri

Renowned Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki delivers a magical coming-of-age adventure with Kiki's Delivery Service. Featuring a sweet story and a generous, courageous main character, this anime classic appeals to viewers of all ages with its mystical yet relatable portrayal of what it means to grow up. Younger audiences especially will respond to how Kiki navigates both her peer interactions and the skies of her new city. With so many positive messages to choose from, there are plenty of things for families to talk about after watching this great movie.

Throughout the United States in 2017, Studio Ghibli is releasing several of its most popular kids' movies on the big screen. Type in your city or ZIP code here to find out whether Kiki's Delivery Service is showing at a theater near you. Then, after the movie, try some of these discussion questions to get started:

  • How does Kiki compare with other characters in animated movies? Is she a role model? How does she demonstrate courageempathy, and humility

  • How does Kiki stay true to her passions of flying and helping people? What are you passionate about? How can you use your strengths and hobbies to help others?

  • What are the movie's messages about growing up? Can kids relate to Kiki's loss of confidence? What helps her gain back her strength?

  • What makes a good family movie? What kinds of movies do kids and parents enjoy watching together?

  • Why do you think this movie is considered an anime classic? How is it different from the majority of Hollywood animated movies?

About Frannie Ucciferri

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As associate managing editor, Frannie Ucciferri makes sure each of Common Sense Media's more than 30,000 reviews and 700 curated lists is as complete and comprehensive as possible. Frannie is a graduate of UC Berkeley,... Read more

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Parent of a 12 and 12 year old written by maddox121

Here's the Dfiference - It was made in Japan instead of the US or Korea (when i say Korea, i mean the animated movies where the movie was animated by a Korean Studio)