The Cat Returns + Ghiblies Episode 2 (Japan DVD)

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The Cat Returns / Ghiblies Episode 2
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DVD Cover
Original title 猫の恩返し (Neko no Ongaeshi)
ギブリーズ episode 2 (Giburiizu episode 2)
Media type DVD
Aspect Ratio  1.85:1 Windowboxed Anamorphic Widescreen
Region 2
Country Japan
Language(s) Japanese (DD 2.0) 192Kbps
Japanese (DD 5.1) 448Kbps
Japanese (DTS 5.1) 768Kbps
Subtitle(s) Cat Returns -
Japanese, English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Ghiblies Episode 2 - Japanese, English
Publisher Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Japan)
Released 4 July 2003
Video format NTSC 480p/480i
# of Discs 2
Runtime Cat Returns - 75 mins
Ghiblies Episode 2 - 25 mins
Catalog # VWDZ-8046
Price ¥4700

Notes: 2-disc double-feature subtitled release with extras.

First disc contains:

  • The Cat Returns
  • Ghiblies Episode 2

Second disc contains:

  • Widescreen version of both films with storyboard drawings available via Alternate Angle
  • 34-minute NTV documentary of the making of The Cat Returns
    (originally aired 14 July 2002 - in Japanese, no subtitles)
  • 18-minute demonstration of the digital techniques used on Ghiblies Episode 2
    (in Japanese, no subtitles)
  • Ghibli ga Ippai Collection trailer covering years 1984 to 2002
  • Trailers:

Cover (Back)Cover (Spine)Cover (Front) Cover (Obi)

Disc 1 Disc 2

Insert (Front)

Insert (Back)

Advertisement Booklet (Outside) Advertisement Booklet (Inside)

Registration Card (Front) Registration Card (Back)

First Pressing included a Cat Returns charm with Muta toy inside:

First Pressing Charm Set (Front) First Pressing Charm Set (Back) First Pressing Muta Toy (Closeup) First Pressing Muta Toy (Underneath)