A teenage girl rescues a mysterious cat from traffic and soon finds herself the unwelcome recipient of gifts and favors from the King of the Cats, who also wants her to marry his son, Prince Lune. 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 earlier anime "Whisper of the Heart"), the girl visits the Cat Kingdom and narrowly escapes again. Written by
Journey to another land.
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Did You Know?
The film started when Studio Ghibli received a proposal from a Japanese theme park to make a twenty minute animation starring cats. See more
When Muta gets up from his chair, he puts his newspaper down on the chair. In the next shot it has vanished. See more
The Cat King
Thanks a lot, babe.
The credits have a series of still images from the film. The last image before the film fades is Haru feeding the small white kitten on the pavement. See more
Spun-off from Mimi wo sumaseba
Kaze Ni Naru
Written by Ayano Tsuji
Performed by Ayano Tsuji See more