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Studio Ghibli Classic The Cat Returns Heads Back to Theaters

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From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of My Neighbor Totoro and the Academy Award®-winning Spirited Away, comes a charming and magical adventure that will delight the entire family. The Cat Returns is about to come back to theaters across the United States—including English-dubbed screenings on April 22 and 25 and an English-subtitled screening on April 23—and you can grab your tickets today!

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Haru is walking home after a dreary day of school when she spies a cat with a small gift box in its mouth crossing a busy street, and she jumps in front of traffic to save the cat from an oncoming truck. To her amazement, the cat gets up on its hind legs, brushes itself off, and thanks her very politely. But things take an even stranger turn when later that night, the King of Cats shows up at her doorstep in a feline motorcade. He showers Haru with gifts, and decrees that she shall marry the Prince and come live in the Kingdom of Cats!

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Directed by Hiroyuki Morita and originally released in 2002, The Cat Returns is a spinoff of another Ghibli classic, 1995’s Whisper of the Heart. Discover the Kingdom of Cats for yourself when The Cat Returns makes its way back to theaters this month. Check the official website for theater listings and ticket availability near you and prepare to experience the type of anime magic that could only come from the team at Ghibli.

** This article was sponsored by Fathom Events **