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Ghibli’s ‘The Cat Returns’ and ‘Whisper of the Heart’ SteelBook Release Set

‘Spirited Away;’ ‘Castle in the Sky;’ ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service;’ ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind;’ ‘My Neighbor Totoro;’ and others.

The Cat Returns and Whisper of the Heart arrive in limited edition SteelBook Blu-ray and DVD on March 16, 2021. From GKIDS and distributed by Shout! Factory, each limited-edition release will house a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack alongside hours of bonus features and a booklet featuring art and statements from the filmmakers. The films join Spirited Away; Castle in the SkyKiki’s Delivery Service; Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind; My Neighbor Totoro; Princess Mononoke; Howl’s Moving Castle; and Ponyo in a series of SteelBook releases from the Studio Ghibli collection of films.

The Cat Returns

Haru is walking home after a dreary day of school when she spies a cat crossing a busy street while carrying a small gift box. 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!

Bonus Features:

  • Exclusive Booklet
  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • The Making of The Cat Returns
  • Behind the Microphone
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots

Whisper of the Heart

A chance encounter with a mysterious cat sends Shizuku, a quiet schoolgirl, on a quest for her true talent. Along with Seiji, an enchanted boy determined to follow his dreams, she embarks on a life-changing adventure that takes her beyond the boundaries of her imagination. This heartwarming coming-of-age tale is based on a screenplay from Hayao Miyazaki.

Bonus Features:

  • Exclusive Booklet
  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Four Masterpieces of Naohisa Inoue
  • Background Art from “The Baron’s Story”
  • Behind the Microphone
  • Original Theatrical Trailers

Source: Shout! Factory

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