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Having lost her mother, Haruka is now a 16 year old girl and feels neglected by her father. She escapes to her grandmother's house and discovers a fox-like creature who steals her keys. She... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Marie Cabanos ...
Haruka (voice)
Patrick Seitz ...
Baron (voice)
Julie Maddalena ...
Cotton (voice)
Julie Ann Taylor ...
Haruka's Mother (voice)
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Teo (voice) (as Cassandra Lee)
David Roach ...
Haruka's Father (voice)
Mio Tanaka ...
Miho (voice)
Paul St. Peter ...
Elder Soldier Brother (voice) (as George C. Cole)
Derek Stephen Prince ...
Younger Soldier Brother (voice) (as Derek Stephan Prince)
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Vikki (voice)
...
Decargot (voice)
Mark McCollum ...
Picanta (voice) (as Mark V. McCollum)
Xanthe Huynh ...
Researcher (voice)
Amanda Céline Miller ...
Puppeteer's Wife (voice) (as Amanda C. Miller)
Victor Sgroi ...
Passenger (voice)
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Having lost her mother, Haruka is now a 16 year old girl and feels neglected by her father. She escapes to her grandmother's house and discovers a fox-like creature who steals her keys. She follows him and is transported into a magical world. Written by ley-moon

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Well made for a CGI though still not on par with the Western counterparts
17 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

Surprisingly well made for a CGI animated film. The storyline was very creative and well-made given the type of material it is based on - I would even say it kind of reminded me of the solid plot in Toy Story 3 which was made later?

Although it still suffered from the major setbacks seen in most other unsuccessful CGI films. For example, the lack of chemistry between characters, motivation, relationships between events), and the characters lacked the emotional features that can be seen in Finding Nemo/Toy Story 3.

Still, there were touching moments in the film and some good plot twists, overall the film still managed to impress.


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