Neko No Ongaeshi (Studio Ghibli Collection)
Studio Ghibli Collection
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 2002
Director: Hiroyuki Morita
Rating: NR(Film)
UPC [Locale]: 4-959241-980465
Running time: 1:15 (75 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: Color, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: July 04, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#49)
Status: Available
Purchase date: November 17, 2003
Purchase price: Hidden
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A 17-year-old girl named Haru saves a cat from a car accident. Little she knows that the cat is the son of the Cat King, who rules over a feline realm of an alternate world. Haru is offered a reward but nothing the kingdom's feline messenger offers (catnip, foxtail grass, etc.) seems enticing to the girl. As an alternate reward, the messager offers to take her to the feline land where she can slouch around, eating and sleeping all day just like any household cat. Now, THIS sounds enticing to her, who doesn't seem to fit in anyway in her own human world where she's one step behind everybody else all the time. However, all is not what she expected in the feline world where strange adventures await her... The film is based on a story by Reiko Yoshida ("Whisper of the Heart"). It was executive-produced by Hayao Miyazaki, with Hiroyuki Morita at the directing helm. Morita's earlier credits include "Tenchi Muyo! In Love 2," and while "The Cat Returns" marks his first directing job with Ghibli, he was an animator on the studio's earlier classics such as "Kiki's Delivery Service." This double-DVD set contains the main feature (75 mins approx) and Ghiblies Episode 2, a short film (25 mins approx) shown at the theaters along with The Cat Returns during its theatrical run, and extras on both films in Disc 2.
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Audio format
Japanese  DTS 5.1
Japanese  Dolby Digital 5.1
Japanese  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Ghibli + early works
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Scene Access, Feature Trailers, Multi-angle, 2-Disc Set, includes "The Ghiblies Episode 2"
Hiroyuki Morita....Director
Chizuru Ikewaki....Haru Yoshioka
Yoshihiko Hakamada....Baron
Youko Honna....Chika
Aki Maeda
Kumiko Okae....Haru's Mother
Tetsuro Tamba....Cat King
Tetsu Watanabe....Muta
Takayuki Yamada....Lune