A Handful of Studio Ghibli Masterpieces are Headed to U.S. Cinemas Throughout 2018

What You Need to Know:

  • The wonderful team at GKIDS and Fathom Events are starting to kick off their illustrious year long celebration of Studio Ghibli works, bringing a fresh new line-up of films to showcase across the U.S. throughout the year. STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2018 gives all fans the opportunity to see nine of Studio Ghibli's most celebrated masterpieces on the big screen, along with special surprises for Fathom Events attendees.
  • One of the works that will be shown is 'The Cat Returns', the 2002 anime feature directed by Hiroyuki Morita, and it will air in U.S. cinemas April 22nd, 23rd and 25th. The screenings on April 23 will be subtitled in English; the others will be dubbed in English.
  • For more information regarding STUDIO GHIBLI FEST and the other showcased films, be sure to check out the official website!

Source: Official Press Release

Story Synopsis

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!


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Ghibli is the god of all anime films. I bow down to you

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I've actually never seen The Cat Returns, so this may be my big chance!