Eventually, they came to the cellar door. "You will get it good if the cellar is not fully stocked with fine wines," warned her stepmother. Elise watched as her stepmother opened the door to the cellar and went inside. The door closed behind her and vanished. She ran to the wall and pounded on it, shouting, "Stepmother, stepmother, where have you gone." She was surprised to hear a small reply from behind her. "Fair maiden, as the door has vanished, so too has your wicked stepmother. She can torment you no longer." "Thank you tiny mouse," she said as she turned around, but the tiny mouse was already gone.
The Cat Returns is one of my favorite animated films. The end song, Kaze Ni Naru, is one of my favorite parts and gave me the longing to play the ukulele. I found just the uke for me here in Montreal. It is part musical instrument and part souvenir of Quebec. I am not terribly good at it yet, but I am starting to get this song down. Once I have it figured out, I will either attempt to learn the words so I can sing along, or move on to another great song. In the meantime, here is a great cover of the song by someone who has been playing a lot longer than I have.