Photos - The Cat Returns
I haven't posted anything from Ghibli's 2002 movie The Cat Returns the Favor (Neko no Ongaeshi), so here are some terrific hi-resolution screenshots to admire.
Every time I see these hi-res photos from Studio Ghibli, I go on and on about how perfect this will all look on Blu-Ray. It's becoming a habit of mine, but the truth is that animation has suffered greatly on the DVD format. It just was never large enough to encode all the material without heavy artifacing, pixelation, and edge enhancement. Then I remember that DVD was a step above VHS. Good heavens, how did I ever tolerate movies on videotape?
The Cat Returns may be regarded as a minor film in the Studio Ghibli canon, but it's really great and entertaining. It just happens to fall through the cracks, that's all. I thought cat lovers would be all over this one.