The Cat Returns

  • Saturday August 20, 2016 2:00 PM

Pre-order ticketing is available online until 2 hours prior to each screening, then tickets will be available at the information desk or by calling 817.738.9215.

THE CAT RETURNS (Hiroyuki Morita, 2002)

In this comedy sequel to Whisper of the Heart, Haru, a normal high school girl, finds herself accidentally engaged to the prince of the magical Cat Kingdom. To stop the marriage she seeks the help of two of the characters from Whisper: Moon, the real cat, and Baron, the magical cat figurine. The voice cast includes Anne Hathaway (The Princess Diaries) as Haru, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) as Baron, and Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) as the Cat King.

75 minutes, G, English


Screenings will be held in the Modern's auditorium. Tickets are $9, $8 for Modern members, $6 for Modern Reel People members, and $5 for children under 12.  Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 5. They may be purchased in advance at or by calling 817.738.9215. 

The Modern is deeply grateful to Dr. Marc Hairston for his counsel in the selection of the films for this series. Dr. Hairston will introduce and discuss the films at every screening.

Dr. Marc Hairston is a scientist who researches space weather using the Coupled Ion Neutral Dynamic Investigation (CINDI), a satellite that studies how neutral gas motions and charge particle motions are related. Dr. Hairston is also interested in the scholarly study of anime and manga and is on the board of editors of Mechademia, the first English-language academic journal addressing these topics. Along with Dr. Pamela Gossin, Dr. Hairston teaches a lecture course at the University of Texas at Dallas titled “Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Anime Fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki.”