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Calling all anime fans! From the Academy Award winning creator of Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki teams up with Walt Disney Home Entertainment to bring The Cat Returns, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and Porco Rosso to DVD. Check out the reviews!

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Human civilization has been wiped out in a global war and the planet has been taken over by a poisonous jungle (The Fukai), which is protected by giant mutant insects. Valley of the Wind, one of the few islands of people that remains, is home to Princess Nausicaa, a hopeful warrior and the surviving daughter of King Jil. In order to create peace between the humans and The Fukai, Princess Nausicaa must work together with her friends. Will she succeed?

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Porco Rosso

Set in the 1930s, Porco Rosso (voiced by Michael Keaton) is the adventurous tale of a handsome seaplane pilot who was turned into a pig when a spell was put on him. Now refered to as Porco, he lives at his retreat by the sea and battles the sky pirates, a band of bad guys trying to attack cruise ships. When the pirates hire Porco's rival to take him out, he is beaten in a dogfight and must go to Milan to get his plane fixed. He befriends Piccolo, his daughter Fio and a beautiful woman named Gina. Will he battle his rival and win Gina's heart?

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The Cat Returns

Cat lovers, this is the flick for you! When a schoolgirl named Haru (voiced by Anne Hathaway) rescues a cat which is about to get hit by a truck, her life changes. The cat isn't your average cat, in fact, he's a prince from the Kingdom of Cats. Grateful for her help, The Cat King invites her to the kingdom, gives her gifts and offers a proposal to the prince! While discovering this whole new world of cats, Haru learns some important life lessons.

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  • Bonus: Each 2-disc set includes Behind the Microphone with voice talent from the film, complete storyboards and original Japanese trailers.
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