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Ghibli Series Brings Back ‘The Cat Returns’ in April

The 2002 anime feature directed by Hiroyuki Morita will play in theaters across the United States April 22, 23 and 25.

Studio Ghibli’s 2002 feature ‘The Cat Returns’ will play a special engagement April 22, 23 and 25 in theaters across the United States.

Studio Ghibli Fest, a nine-film monthly series of anime classics, continues with the The Cat Returns 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.

This special event will play in movie theaters nationwide for three days only: April 22,23 and 25. The screenings on April 23 will be subtitled in English; the others will be dubbed in English.

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 than 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!

Tickets for The Cat Returns can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices.

Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy these events in more than 700 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website.

Source: Fathom Events

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.