Zannen, Canada reports
that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
) public broadcaster substantially edited its September 30 airing
of Hayao Miyazaki
's Spirited Away
fantasy film to fit in a two-hour timeslot with commercials. The edits reportedly include the removal of entire scenes, including the scene of the polluted water spirit and the last three minutes of the film. To ANN's knowledge, this was the first over-the-air broadcast of the film in North America; it previously ran on the Turner Classic Movies
channel and the Cartoon Network
on cable and satellite in the United States.