Studio Ghibli Fest a nine film monthly series of anime classics, continues with the The Cat Returns from the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of My Neighbor Totoro and the Academy Award®-winning Spirited Away, comes a charming and magical adventure that will delight the entire family. This special event will play in movie theaters nationwide for three days only on April 22, 23 and 25.

Haru is walking home after a dreary day of school when she spies a cat with a small gift box in its mouth crossing a busy street, and she jumps in front of traffic to save the cat from an oncoming truck. To her amazement, the cat gets up on its hind legs, brushes itself off, and thanks her very politely. But things take an even stranger turn when later than night, the King of Cats shows up at her doorstep in a feline motorcade. He showers Haru with gifts, and decrees that she shall marry the Prince and come live in the Kingdom of Cats!

This is approaching, unfortunately, after it was reported Studio Ghibli's co-founder Isao Takahata passed away at age 82 last Friday April 6. He was nominated for an Oscar in 2015 for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. 1988's Grave of the Fireflies is perhaps his best known film though.

Tickets for The Cat Returns can be purchased online by visiting here or at participating theater box offices. Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy these events in more than 700 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).