Japan, 2002, 75 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Hiroyuki Morita, Rated G, English dub, GKIDS

The Cat Returns

Sunday, 6/10

"Another enjoyable fantasy adventure from Studio Ghibli." – Wally Hammond, Time Out

In this sequel to Whisper of the Heart, the King of Cats visits quiet suburban schoolgirl Haru after she saves his son from certain death. Showering her with gifts – including a large supply of individually wrapped live mice – the King decrees Haru shall marry the cat prince and come to live as a princess in the secret Kingdom of Cats. Pitched into this fantastical feline world, Haru must find her inner strength to make her way back home. This film is appropriate for ages 6+

For over three decades, Studio Ghibli has transported audiences across the globe to magical realms filled with fantastic creatures and awe-inspiring sights. Led by co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, the Japanese studio has garnered numerous awards, set box office records, and touched the hearts of children and adults alike. Join us for a two-week celebration as we present, in partnership with GKIDS, all 22 films (and one short!) in the Complete Studio Ghibli.

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