animated movie The Cat Returns © Studio Ghibli
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The Cat Returns

"The story is about a typical Japanese girl Haru who seems to have a nack in getting into mishaps. One day, she saves a cat from being run over by a truck. The cat turns out to be the prince of the Cat Kingdom and, in return of the favor, the king has decreed that the whole kingdom tries its best to repay her kindness. Unfortunately for her, none of the 'gifts' were fitting for a human, and to add to her troubles, she was also decreed to be married to the prince that she saved." -- from

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This was a fun movie and being a cat lover...I really enjoyed it! I'm not real big on anime but this one is yet another that breaks that stereotype....
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As an anime fan in general, I love anything Ghibli-related . . . even if they are light, fluffy humor such as "The Cat Returns." Haru is your average teenage girl...
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Ha ha! What a cute movie! Studio Ghibli is the best Japanese animation studio. Haru is the average high school girl and experiences some bad luck. One day she saves an...
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This is one of my Ghibli favorites, but Iím not sure why. As the reviews said it isn't the best of this amazing studio, but still continues to be quite...
Created by: Studio Ghibli
Language: English subtitled / English dub / Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
Alternate Title: Neko no ongaeshi (Japan)
[ Japanese ] Featuring the voices of:
Chizuru Ikewaki ... Haru
Yoshihiko Hakamada ... The Baron
Hitomi Sato ... Hiromi
Kumiko Okae ... Haru's mother
Tetsu Watanabe ... Muta
YŰsuke SaitŰ ... Toto
Takayuki Yamada ... Lune
Aki Maeda ... Yuki
Mari Hamada ... Natoru
Kenta Satoi ... Natori
Tetsuro Tamba ... The Cat King
[ English dub ] Featuring the voices of:
Anne Hathaway ... Haru
Cary Elwes ... The Baron
Kristen Bell ... Hiromi
Kristine Sutherland ... Haru's mother
Peter Boyle ... Muta
Elliott Gould ... Toto
Judy Greer ... Yuki
Andy Richter ... Notoru
Rene Auberjonois ... Natori
Tim Curry ... The Cat King
Directed by: Hiroyuki Morita
Produced by: Toshio Suzuki
Executive Producers: Hayao Miyazaki
Musical Score by: Yuji Nomi
Based on: the comic by Aoi Hiiragi

"The Cat Returns" is essentially a spin-off of another Studio Ghibli film, "Whisper of the Heart."

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