G | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After helping a cat, a 17-year-old girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life.
While every other cat in both the human world and the Cat Kingdom has paws, the Baron has human -shaped hands, covered in gloves and sporting long fingers and visible thumbs. He is also noticeably smaller in the human world, about two -third the size of an average cat. These attributes mirror those seen on the Baron figurine in Whisper of the Heart.
A cat... a FAT cat!
When Haru first goes to the Cross Roads to meet Muta, all the banners say "Cross Loads". When Haru goes back again at the end with her friend, one banner says "Cross Roads", but then they all revert to "Cross Loads"
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.
The Japanese version begins with a text prologue; the English-dubbed version replaces this with a voice-over from the Baron (similar to how the opening of Princess Mononoke (1997) was handled).
$522,911 (France) (1 August 2003)
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