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My Neighbor Totoro ( Tonari no Totoro ) (1988) Movie Information

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Hayao Miyazaki


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Elle Fanning
Evan Sabara
Frank Welker
Timothy Daly
Pat Carroll





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Two young sisters move to the country to be closer to their sick mother. In the forest by their house they discover Totoro, a forest spirit, and the adventure begins.

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FSUNoles27TS 12/15/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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This movie is one that gives me butterflies every time I rewatch it. I can remember the feelings I had as a child when I watch this movie now. No movie is more magical than this adventurous masterpiece. All the spirits are just amazing and have you wishing they were real. The Dust Bunnies, the Totoros, and the Cat Bus are staples of my childhood and have become my child's favorites. This movie has and will stand the test of time and will be hard to match.

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mitchellyoung 07/23/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Miyazaki breathes life and charm into his signature memorable visuals with a charming tale that blends spiritual fantasy with the reality of children coping with adult issues.

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salivafan 03/17/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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My neighbor Totoro is about 2 young sisters who move to a different country. The bad news is that they live in a haunted house which is very old and looks like it might collapse any second. Also they have a sick mother in the hospital and there father is the only person who can take care of them. Totoro is a giant spirit in which May (the younger sibling) finds out about him. He is a giant spirit who nobody else can see besides May and Sazaki. Besides the point i think this movie would be great for children and adults to watch. It is very interesting and adventurous throughout the whole movie.

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  Matthew Brady
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12/11/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Anime never been seen before.

This is going to be the strangers and the most weirdest thing I'm about to say but I wish Totoro was real so I can sleep one it's fury tummy, it just looks so comfortable.

The story is about two young girls who find that their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. They befriend O Totoro, the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest. As their girls' mother lies sick in the hospital, O Totoro brings the sisters on a magical adventure but also helps them to understand the realities of life.

My Neighbor Totoro (or Tonari no Totoro ) is a anime film with: No scary monsters, no villains, no evil adults and not like the other three act structure, and that could surprise a lot of people who are expecting...

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03/05/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro)

Finally got the chance to view this with my 1 year old who isn't that interested because of the subtitles but enamored with the beauty of its contents. The plot revolves around professor Tatsuo Kusukabe and his two daughters, Satsuki and Mei. They transfer into a new house, visit their sick mother, and the girls meet magical creatures that have powers and loves nature. The humor with Totoro (leaf, happiness using an umbrella, etc.) was effective, Mei was adorable and the mature Satsuki were well presented. This is one of the most loveable and provocative anime's this reviewer has seen. Score and plot were wonderful and messages of caring for your family member, mother nature giving back and family were exhibited well by Miyazaki. Totoro was even seen in Toy Story 3 because of its wo...

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05/31/2009 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Marvelous and heartwarming!

What more can be said about MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO? Get this movie. Immediately. Not only one of the best animated features, from Japan or otherwise, this is a thoroughly winning original creation from Hayao Miyazaki about two sisters who discover a gentle forest giant in their backyard. Gorgeously animated and imaginative with an emotionally charged subplot involving the girls' frail mother, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO isn't just a children's story. With a little bit of luck, grown-ups are sure to enjoy it too. Originally dubbed into English in 1993 by Carl Macek's Streamline Pictures, this movie was recently given a brand new dub. I understand that some folks have found the new dub a little disorienting, but personally, I think it's great to have another version of this classic film... and as someon...

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