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The Cat Returns (Neko no Ongaeshi) is a 2002 Japanese animated family drama
film directed by Hiroyuki Morita of Studio Ghibli, a spin-off of Whisper of
the Heart.

From the creators of the Academy Award winning SPIRITED AWAY (Best Animated
Feature Film, 2002) comes the visually stunning THE CAT RETURNS, a spectacular
animated journey to a world of magic and adventure. Haru, a schoolgirl bored by
her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat, and suddenly her world
is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. The Cat King rewards her good
deed with a flurry of presents, including a very shocking proposal of marriage
to his son!

Haru embarks on an unexpected journey to the Kingdom of Cats where her eyes
are opened to a whole other world and her destiny is uncertain. To change her
fate, she'll need to learn to believe in herself and appreciate her everyday
life. Featuring the sensational voice talents of Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Tim
Curry, and Elliot Gould, THE CAT RETURNS is a magical animated adventure that
will delight and inspire everyone. From the Studio Ghibli Collection.

Special Features

Alternative angle storyboards

The making of THE CAT RETURNS

Behind the microphone

Original Japanese theatrical trailers

Original Japanese TV spots

U.S. theatrical trailer

The Cat Returns Reviews

“Another enjoyable fantasy adventure from Studio Ghibli.”
Time Out

“Computer animation may have taken Hollywood by storm, but traditional
line-drawn toonery is alive and kicking in Japan thanks to anime

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