The last time Momo saw her father, they had a fight. Now all she has left to remember him by is an incomplete letter penned with the words "Dear Momo", but nothing more. Moving with her mother to the remote Japanese island of Shio, Momo soon discovers three Yokai living in her attic, a trio of mischievous spirit creatures that only she can see and who create mayhem in the tiny seaside community as she tries desperately to keep them hidden. But these funny monsters have a serious side and may hold the key to helping Momo discover what her father had been trying to tell her.
Uplifting, warm-hearted and sensitive
- A Letter to Momo review by Cliff
I thoroughly enjoyed this film. It draws on familiar antecedents from Labyrinth to Spirited Away and yet transcends them. Despite all the humour and adventure, it deals with the difficult issue of a parent's death in a sensitive and thoughtful way, rather than being simplistic and sentimental. The artwork is based on real-life locations and is drawn in a deliberately artistic way. The animation of the human figures is carefully observed.