The Cat Returns (movie)

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Alternative title:
Chú mèo trở lại (vietnamese)
Das Königreich der Katzen (German)
El Regreso del Gato (Spanish)
El reino de los gatos (Spanish)
Haru en el reino de los gatos (Spanish)
Katteprinsen (Danish)
La ricompensa del gatto (Italian)
Le royaume des chats (French)
Narzeczona dla kota (Polish)
Neko no Ongaeshi (Japanese)
O Reino dos Gatos (Portuguese)
Возвращение кота (Russian)
猫の恩返し (Japanese)
貓的報恩 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Themes: talking animals
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: Haru-chan, a normal girl in a normal town, saves a strange cat carrying a present from being overrun by a truck. In return she's going to receive lots of favors, including marriage to the crown prince of Cat Kingdom. As she finds that a bit too much, she gets into contact with the Cat Business Office. Together with CBO's owner, the Baron, she enters the Cat Kingdom to try and prevent her marriage.
User Ratings: 2261 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 245 votes (sub:133, dub:98, raw:6, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:6
1 French edited dub
1 Finnish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Excellent: 594 votes (sub:362, dub:209, raw:6, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:15
5 French subtitled
3 Spanish subtitled
2 Mandarin dubbed
1 Dutch dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Very good: 653 votes (sub:409, dub:205, raw:11, ?:6, edit.dub:2, others:20
7 Spanish subtitled
3 German dubbed
2 German subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Swedish dubbed
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Catalan dubbed
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Turkish subtitled
)
 Good: 513 votes (sub:317, dub:158, ?:6, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:30
9 Spanish subtitled
5 German dubbed
3 Russian dubbed
3 French dubbed
2 Dutch subtitled
2 Russian edited dub
1 Russian subtitled
1 Czech dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Polish edited dub
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
)
 Decent: 154 votes (sub:94, dub:47, raw:2, ?:2, others:9
2 Polish subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German dubbed
)
 So-so: 52 votes (sub:31, dub:17, ?:1, raw:1, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Not really good: 23 votes (sub:19, dub:2, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Weak: 15 votes (dub:7, sub:6, ?:1, raw:1)
 Bad: 9 votes (sub:7, dub:2)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 3844 users, rank: #236 (of 7104)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.940 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.3913, rank: #635 (of 7116)
Weighted mean: 7.878 (Very good), rank: #619 (of 7116) (seen all: 7.88 / seen some: 7.47 / won't finish: 3.35)
Bayesian estimate: 7.876 (Very good), rank: #449 (of 5369)
Running time: 75 minutes
Vintage:
2002-07-20
2005-05-09 (Canal CinemaPlus - Colombia)
2007-01-02 (Spain)
2016-10-22 (Discovery Kids Latin America)
Premiere date:
2002-07-20 (Japan)
2005-01-22 (Italy - Future Film Festival)
2006-03-03 (HBO Family Latin America)
Release dates: We have 19
Ending Theme:
"Kaze ni naru" by Ayano Tsuji
"Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 6
Reviews:
The Cat Returns BD+DVD (Jun 17, 2015)
The Cat Returns DVD (Mar 31, 2005)
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Blu-Ray + DVD combo
    The Cat Returns (BD+DVD) 2015-06-16
DVD (Region 1)
    The Cat Returns (DVD) 2005-02-22
Graphic novel
    The Cat Returns - Picture Book (GN 1) 2007-10-02 (from $13.49)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hiroyuki Morita
Script: Reiko Yoshida
Storyboard: Hiroyuki Morita
Music: Yuuji Nomi
Original Manga: Aoi Hiiragi
Character Design: Satoko Morikawa
Art Director: Naoya Tanaka
Animation Director:
Ei Inoue
Kazutaka Ozaki
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Hayashi
Director of Photography: Kentaro Takahashi
Advertising Producer:
Ai Nakanishi (Major)
Emi Kagawa (Major)
Hiroi Hosokawa (Major)
Hiroyuki Orihara (Major)
Masaru Tsuchiya (Major)
Michiyo Koyanagi (Major)
Mieko Hara (Major)
Mika Watanabe (Major)
Misa Hirano (Major)
Morikazu Wakizaka (Major)
Naoto Okamura (Major)
Nozomi Fukuda (Major)
Ryohei Okubo (Major)
Shinpei Ise
Yasushi Kanno (Major)
Assistant Director: Koujirou Tsuruoka
Assistant producer: Tomohiko Ishii
Assistant Unit Director:
Junya Saito
Yasushi Imai
Yoichi Senzui
Background Color Adjustment: Kanako Takahashi
Character Merchandise Development:
Koichi Asano
Mika Yasuda
Rieko Izutsu
Tomomi Imai
Chief Production Manager:
Naoya Fujimaki
Seiji Okuda
Color design: Osamu Mikasa
Color Management System:
Kohei Endo
Tetsuya Yamai
Digital Art Enhancement: Keiko Itogawa
Digital Camera & Composite Supervisor: Kentaro Takahashi
Digital Optical Recording: Noboru Nishio
Dolby Film Consultant:
Mikio Mori
Tsutomu Kawahigashi
Editing: Megumi Uchida (Seyama Editing Room)
Editing Assistant: Mutsumi Takemiya
Film Development, Timing: Hiroaki Hirabayashi
Foley Mixer: Shuji Inoue
Foley Recording: Kayoko Morozumi
Lab Management: Takehisa Kawamata
Layout Design: Satoko Morikawa
Music Copyright Manager: Takashi Nagai
Music Editing: Naoko Ono
Music Production: Kazumi Inaki
Music Production Management:
Kenjiro Kishi
Yuko Hisamatsu
Optical Recording: Futoshi Ueda
Orchestra Conductor: Hiroshi Kumagai
Overseas Promotion Manager:
Mikiko Takeda
Nao Amisaki
Stephen Alpert
Post Production:
Noriko Tsushi
Tamaki Kojo
Production Administration Desk: Toshiyuki Kawabata
Production Affairs Manager: Shinsuke Nonaka
Production Committee:
Ayaka Beppu (NTV)
Daisuke Kadoya (NTV)
Daizou Suzuki (Mitsubishi)
Hiroe Hirata (Hakuhodo)
Hisayuki Annen (Mitsubishi)
Junko Ito (Tokuma Shoten)
Kazuaki Itō (NTV)
Kazuhiko Seta (TOHO)
Kenichi Hirano (Tokuma Shoten)
Masakazu Yuasa (Hakuhodo)
Mayumi Hirakata (NTV)
Minami Ichikawa (TOHO)
Minoru Muroi (Tokuma Shoten)
Mitsuo Fujimoto (Hakuhodo)
Naohiko Nishio (Mitsubishi)
Noboru Kobayashi (NTV)
Sanae Mitsugi (Tokuma Shoten)
Satoko Kariya (Mitsubishi)
Takahiro Yonezawa (Tokuma Shoten)
Takashi Satou (Hakuhodo)
Takashi Tanatsugu (NTV)
Takeshi Hashimoto (Mitsubishi)
Tatsuo Sato (Mitsubishi)
Tetsuo Nakazawa (Tokuma Shoten)
Tetsuya Yamamoto (Mitsubishi)
Tooru Itabashi (Mitsubishi)
Tooru Iwafuchi (Tokuma Shoten)
Toshio Hagiwara (NTV)
Tsuneo Toriyama (Hakuhodo)
Yasumasa Sone (Hakuhodo)
Yoshihisa Kawazoe (Hakuhodo)
Yoshio Yasunaga (Hakuhodo)
Yoshishige Shimatani (TOHO)
Yukiko Wada (Hakuhodo)
Production Desk:
Hideo Deguchi
Kenji Imura
Production producer: Chiyoshi Tanaka
Project Concept: Hayao Miyazaki
Public Relations: Shokichi Arai
Recording & Sound Mixing: Makoto Sumiya
Recording engineer: Akihiko Oono
Sound Effects: Toru Noguchi
Special Effects: Toyohiko Sakakibara
Supervising Manager: Miyuki Shimamiya
Theme Song Arrangement:
Takamune Negishi (Music)
Takuo Yamamoto (Strings and Horns)
Theme Song Composition: Ayano Tsuji
Theme Song Lyrics: Ayano Tsuji
Theme Song Performance: Ayano Tsuji
Titles: Kaoru Mano
Trailer Production: Keiichi Itagaki
Japanese companies
Advertising: Major, Inc.
Animation Production: Studio Ghibli
Audio Recording: KiKi
Casting Coordination: Pug Point Japan
Development: Imagica
Distributor: TOHO
Foley Recording: Toho Sound Studio
Music Performance: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Music Production: Studio Ghibli
Music Recording: Tokyo Opera City
Recording Studio: Tokyo TV Center
Sound Effects: Anime Sound Production
Special Cooperation: LAWSON
Supporting Animation Studio:
Anime Torotoro
Radical Party
Studio Cockpit
Titles: Malin Post
Trailer Production: Gal Enterprise
English cast
English staff
Co-Director: Ned Lott
Executive producer: Rick Dempsey
Producer: Ned Lott

ADR Mixing: Doc Kane
Color Timing: Chris DeLaGuardia
Dialogue Recording:
Bill Higley
Bill Komar
Negative Cutting: Rick MacKay
Post-Production Coordinator: Cory Hansen
Post-Production Manager: David Candiff
Production Coordination: Vicki Rondou
Re-Recording Mixing: Tom Dahl
Studio Management: Randy Coppinger
Supervising ADR Editor: Petra Bach
Voice Casting: Ned Lott
Voice Direction: Rick Dempsey
English companies
Korean staff
Korean cast
(none)
Bae Jung-Min as Yuki
Bak Ji-Hun as Muta
Choe Mun-Za as Haru's Mother
Choe Suk-Pil as Toto
Gim Seo-Young as Haru
Hong Si-Hoe as Baron
Jie Mi-Ae as Natoru
Jun Gwang-Ju as Matsuda
Lee In-Sung as Natori
Noe Min as Neko-ou
U Jung-Sin as Hiromi
Um Sang-Hyun as Rune
Korean companies
(none)
French staff
French cast
Dubbing Director: Mathias Kozlowski
Alexis Victor as Le prince Loon
Brigitte Bergès as Haru's mother
Emilie Rault as Haru
Evelyne Grandjean as Natorn
Jean-Pierre Leroux as Natori
Julie Turin as Blanche
Michel Barbey as Le roi des chats
Noémi Orphelin as Hiromi 
Noémie Orphelin as Hiromi
Patrick Borg as Baron

Catherine Conet (Belgium)
David Manet (Belgium)
Fanny Roy (Belgium)
Guylaine Gibert (Belgium)
Julie Basecqz (Belgium)
Laurent Chauvet (Belgium)
Lydia Cherton (Belgium)
Marie Van R (Belgium)
Nessym Guetat (Belgium)
Sébastien Hebrant (Belgium)
Véronique Fyon (Belgium)
French companies
Broadcaster:
Canal +
Canal + Family (from November 2007)
Ciné Cinema Famiz (from February 2009)
Dubbing: Dubbing Brothers
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Translation:
Bárbara Pesquer (Spain dub)
Verónica Calafell (Catalan dub)
Carlos Becerril as Toto
Diego Brizzi as Baron (Argentine redub)
Enric Isasi-Isasmendi as Baró (Catalan dub)
Gerardo García as Baron
Jordi Ribes as Baron (Spain dub)
Mariana Ortiz as Haru
Mariela Alvarez as Haru (Argentine redub)
Meritxell Ané as Haru Yoshioka (Spain dub)
Moises Palacios as Rey de los gatos
Patricia Mainou as Naoko Yoshioka

Alberto Mieza as Muta (Spain dub)
Domenech Farell as Muta (Catalan dub)
Mariano Chiesa as Muta (Argentine redub)
Mario De Candia as
Rey Gato (Argentine redub)
Toto (Argentine redub)

Alejandra Bacciato as Old Lady (Argentine redub)
Angela Villanueva as Natoru
Diego Brizzi as Natoru (Argentine redub)
Edson Matus as Prince Lune
Emiliano Dionisi as
Machida (Argentine redub)
Príncipe Lune (Argentine redub)
Enric Isasi-Isasmendi as Natori (Spain dub)
Gaby Ugarte as Yuki
Georgina Sanchez as Hiromi
Iris Lago as Hiromi (Spain dub)
Jorge Santos as King's adviser
Luciana Falcon as
Hiromi (Argentine redub)
Yuki (Argentinian redub)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Natoru (Spain dub)
Mariano Chiesa as Teacher (Argentine redub)
Pilar Morales as Yuki (Spain dub)
Ramón Rocabayera as
Professor (Spain dub)
Toto (Spain dub)
Ricardo Alanis as Voice Over (Argentine redub)
Sebastián Costa as Natori (Argentine redub)
Silvia Aira as
Chika (Argentine redub)
Naoko Yoshioka (Argentine redub)
Silvia Castelló as Naoko Yoshioka (Spain dub)
Toni Mora as Prince Lume (Spain dub)
Victor Iturrioz as King of the Cats (Spain dub)

Olga Supervia (Spain dub)
Silvia Castelló (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster:
Canal CinemaPlus (Latin America)
Cinema + (Colombia)
Discovery Kids (Latin America; Argentine dub)
HBO Latin America
Super3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
TVE (clan tv)
Distributor:
Babilla Ciné (Colombia | Theatrical)
Cameo (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Sonoblok (Spain dub)
DVD Distribution: Babilla Ciné (Colombia)
Theatrical Releaser: Babilla Ciné (Colombia)
Translation: Daruma Serveis Lingüístics (Catalan dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Gualtiero Cannarsi
Translation: Francesco Nicodemo
Executive producer: Romina Franzini

Dialogues: Gualtiero Cannarsi
Dubbing Assistant: Antonella Bartolomei
Dubbing Engineer: Ivan Facchini
Mixing: Andrea Pochini
Italian companies
Distributor: Lucky Red
Dubbing: SEFIT-CDC
Internet Streaming: Mediaset Infinity
Sound: SEFIT-CDC
German staff
German cast
(none)
Martin Umbach as Baron

Gudo Hoegel as Muta

Kai Taschner as Toto
Susanne von Medvey as Natoru
Thomas Fritsch as Katzenkönig
German companies
Distributor: Universum-Films
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Dutch cast
(none)
Polish staff
Polish companies
(none)
Distributor: Monolith Films
Polish cast
(none)
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
Dubbing Director: Jorge Barcellos

Casting: Jorge Barcellos
Portuguese companies
Distributor: Europa Filmes
Dubbing Studio: Sigma
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Distributor: Deltamac Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)

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