August 23, 2021

119 My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams, The Cat Returns, & Save The Last Dance Preview

Samantha reads the true crime memoir My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams, Indy takes a mystical journey to the kingdom of cats with Studio Ghibli’s The Cat Returns (猫の恩返し), and we preview next week’s feature the dance classic(?) Save The Last Dance.


The Cat Returns is a 2002 Japanese animated fantasy[3] film directed by Hiroyuki Morita, produced by Toshio Suzuki and Nozomu Takahashi, written by Reiko Yoshida, based on the manga The Cat Returns by Aoi Hiiragi, with music by Yuji Nomi, animated by Studio Ghibli. This is Hiroyuki Morita's first and only film so far as director for Studio Ghibli.

A spin-off of Whisper of the Heart, it was theatrically released in Japan on July 20, 2002 through Toho and in 2005 in the United States through Walt Disney Home Entertainment.[4] It received an Excellence Prize at the 2002 Japan Media Arts Festival. GKIDS re-issued the film on Blu-ray and DVD on January 16, 2018 under a new deal with Studio Ghibli.

Save the Last Dance (2001) Official Trailer # 1 - Julia Stiles HD

The Cat Returns - Official Trailer

My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress by Rachel DeLoache Williams:

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