The Dallas Kidfilm Festival will be screening the new dub for The Cat Returns this SUnday, January 23rd at 2:30 pm. Tickets for the 150 person screening will go on sale the same day at 11:30 and are expected to sell out quickly. Details are available here.
Wolf Children is honest about the gross reality of raising kids (and pets) while still leaving room for fantasy, which is really the only way a movie about single motherhood can work for a general family audience, as Wolf Children largely does.
Rarely before has an anime series so keenly and uncomfortably struck home about the humorous travails of a social misfit. Its triumph is in creating an anti-moe protagonist who paradoxically winds up being intensely moe, too.