DVD 75 mins IMDB
NR (Not Rated)
The Cat Returns
Walt Disney Pictures (2002)
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Animation, Family
Japan  /  Japanese

Chizuru Ikewaki Haru
Yoshihiko Hakamada Baron
Hitomi Sato Hiromi
Aki Maeda Yuki
Takayuki Yamada Lune
Kenta Satoi Natori
Mari Hamada Natoru
Tetsu Watanabe Muta
Kumiko Okae Haru's Mother

Director Hiroyuki Morita
Producer Toshio Suzuki; Rick Dempsey
Writer Reiko Yoshida; Aoi Hiragi

The Cat Returns is the story of Haru Yoshioka (Chizuru Ikewaki), a young girl who is kidnapped by the Cat King (Tetsuro Tamba). In return for saving his sons’ life the king wants Haru to marry his son, Prince Lune (Takayuki Yamada). Out of nowhere a voice tells Haru to find Muta (Tetsu Watanabe), a cat who will take her to the Cat Bureau. Haru is then introduced to the Baron von Gikkingen (Yoshihiko Hakamada), the owner of the Cat Bureau. However, before she can accept the Barons help the cat kings’ minions whisk her away to their kingdom. After being taken to the Cat Kingdom, Haru begins to transform into a cat. She soon meets Yuki (Aki Maeda), the owner of the mysterious voice which told her to find the Cat Bureau. Meanwhile, Baron attempts to rescue Haru from the Cat King and a chase ensues through a maze and up a tower. Prince Lune appears and tries to stop his father by telling him he loves Yuki not Haru. Haru finally makes it back to the human world and as she is saying her goodbyes she tells the Baron that she has a crush on him.

Edition Details
Barcode 786936268836
Region Region 1
Release Date 2/22/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [French]
Dolby Digital Stereo [Japanese]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Disc 1: Behind the microphone with voice talent from the film including Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes and more. The making of The Cat Returns Complete storyboards - get an insider's look at the film's artistry Original Japanese theatrical trailer