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I know this is aimed squarely at children but because of that I really could not get into this, the characters were flat and simplistic as was the story. Main girl was completely unlikable to me. I found the "lesson" she learned from her experience to be completely unimpactful as well as I really didn't feel as if she had any issues at all, even in a way that teenagers think of as serious. Her quick talk with her mother at the end for one annoyed me to no end for a reason I can't specify without a spoiler but I thought it completely contradicted that "lesson" she was to have learned. Terribly disappointing film.
This movie is exactly the sort of adorable modern fairy tale we've come to expect from Studio Ghibli. It's cute and funny, and has the lyrically anomalous pacing emblematic of the Ghibli line. It's directed by Morita, but if you like Miyazaki movies and haven't seen it, you owe it to yourself to check this one out.
Closest comparison: It's somewhere between Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro and My Neighbor Totoro.
Setting: Fairy Tale/Modern
Tone: Fairy Tale Adventure
its very good and i like it very much bc i love anime movies and tv shows to lol i loved it very much 👌👍
cute kittys awww cute talking kittys
Under viewed. "Spirited Away" is necessary, "The Cat Returns" should be required.
That would be awesome if the cat return change studio ghibli into Disney live action version of The Cat Returns would be in theatres on 3.17.2021!!!!!
As bizarre as it is, The Cat Returns lands on its feet because it knows what story it wants to tell, and it doesn't water down the storyline very much. The shorter runtime actually makes this fantasy film stronger. It also benefits from a series of interesting characters and well-done voice performances. This is an animated adventure the whole family can enjoy.
Lacks the high stakes, breathtaking art and long running time of other Ghibli films, but is funny, entertaining and charming in its own way
Pretty good but not quite up there with my Neighbor Totoro
I find this as a PURRfect movie for the family!