Overall Rank: 195
Average Rating: 3.2/4
# of Ratings: 299
Theatrical Release Date: 04/16/1988
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/02/2010
Genre: Anime, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Actors: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Evan Sabara, Frank Welker, Timothy Daly, Pat Carroll
Plot: 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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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/26/2019
An instant classic & standard setter for anime films, "My Neighbor Totoro" is an amazing portrait of childhood innocence.
FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 12/16/2012
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.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/23/2011
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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Matthew Brady - wrote on 12/11/2014
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 …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 03/05/2013
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 …
JTurner - wrote on 05/31/2009
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 …
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