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Neko no ongaeshi

2002 - JAPANESE - MOVIE

AnimationAdventureComedyFamilyFantasyRomance

enjoyablememorableexquisitedeliciouslyengaging
  • Jini Score
    78%
  • Critics Score
    69%
  • Rating
    7.2/10
  • Box Office
    $ 54 Million
  • Jini Score
    78%
  • Critics Score
    69%
  • Rating
    7.2/10
  • Box Office
    $ 54 Million
enjoyablememorableexquisitedeliciouslyengaging
A teenage girl rescues a mysterious cat from traffic and soon finds herself the unwelcome recipient of gifts and favors from The Cat King (Tetsurô Tanba and Tim Curry), who also wants her to marry his son, Prince Lune (Takayuki Yamada and Andrew Bevis). With the assistance of a fat, grouchy real cat and a an elegant cat statuette come to life (both characters featured in Studio Ghibli's Whisper of the Heart (1995)), the girl visits the Cat Kingdom and narrowly escapes again. Written by castipiani Neko no ongaeshi is a 2002 Japanese Japanese-language Animation Adventure film starring Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Tetsu Watanabe, Yosuke Saito, Aki Maeda, Tetsur Tamba and Hikari Yono. The movie is inspired from The Cat Returns by Aoi Hiiragi. Studio Ghibli was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Toshio Suzuki and Nozomu Takahashi. The movie is directed by Hiroyuki Morita. Toho acquired the distribution rights for the movie. Neko no ongaeshi was released on 19th July 2002 and takes a screen time of 75 minutes. The Film was successful at box office. Neko no ongaeshi was made on a budget of $20 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $54 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by Reiko Yoshida. Cinematography was done by Kentaro Takahashi and editing by Megumi Uchida. The music was composed by Yuji Nomi.

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Release Date19 JUL 2002
Run Time75 MINUTES
Budget$ 20 MILLION
Language

Japanese, Polish, English

Genre

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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Neko no ongaeshi Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 4.7/5

94%

Positive Review Rating : 76%

76%
  • E Film Critic

    While the cats in this film are sentient, their attitude and egocentric behavior is strictly feline. ( Read More )
  • Ign

    The surreal feel escalates once Haru, the Baron and Muta flee into the royal maze and doesnt stop until a final, seemingly never ending scream before the denouement. ( Read More )
  • Combust Ible Celluloid

    The film has some of Miyazakis exquisite timing, pacing and use of space. ( Read More )
  • Theres little tension or opportunity for emotional involvement in the brief story, and despite competent animation the cats are rarely anthropomorphised to good comic effect. One for anime and anim... ( Read More )
  • Under The Radar Mag

    Still, its a serviceable childrens adventure film, with some memorable moments. ( Read More )
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Awards for Neko no ongaeshi
  • Tokyo Anime Award
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS