Budget: 1,900,000,000 Yen
UK Box Office Takings: £542,530
US Box Office Takings: $10,049,886
- The company idents appear, Optimum Releasing (Distributor) and Studio Ghibli (Production)
- Production and distribution companies appear together all at once to form the opening credits.
- Piano playing in the background (Non-diagetic)
- Close up of a bunch of flowers with a message written in Japanese.
- High angle shot of a girl lying down on the back seat of a car.
- Equilibrium - family driving to a new town they've just moved to.
- Regular family conversation taking place.
- No opening credits, since it seems that they would get in the way of the action.
- Film title appears in big, white font.
- Dis-equilibrium - family get lost and end up in an abandoned town, but they then decide to explore it and due to a turn of events, the parents are turned into pigs, this symbolises the parent's greed.