Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The Cat Returns (2002)
IMDb plot summary: After helping a cat, a young girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life.
Directed by Hiroyuki Morita. Starring Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Peter Boyle, and Tim Curry in the American dub.
This Studio Ghibli film is an extremely short one, but it is ever so charming and likeable. I actually really like how short it was - it meant the pace could stay brisk without feeling too frenetic. The characters are fun, the plot silly but entertaining, and while it doesn't attain the same emotional depth as other Ghibli efforts like My Neighbor Totoro or Spirited Away, it's really a delightful movie. 4 stars.
Flickchart: #484 out of 1953, below The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and above Argo.