My Neighbor Totoro

Japan (1988), πŸ•’ 86 min
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  • Koalometer 76,5% 76,5%
  • Easy to watch 93% 93%

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King Totoro is the mascot for Hayao Miyazaki’s studio, Studio Ghibli. A Totoro plushie appears as one of the stuffed animals in Toy Story 3 (2010).

Did you know

The film is partially autobiographical. When Hayao Miyazaki and his brothers were children, his mother suffered from spinal tuberculosis for nine years, and spent much of her time hospitalized. (1/2)

Did you know

It is implied, yet never revealed in the film, that Satsuki and Mei’s mother also suffers from tuberculosis. He once said the film would have been too painful for him to make if the two protagonists were boys instead of girls. (2/2)
PLOT
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.
CAST

Hayao Miyazaki

Director

Mei

Chika Sakamoto

Totoro

Hitoshi Takagi

Cat Bus

Naoki Tatsuta

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– kids cry
– Totoro appears onscreen

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