Two young girls, Satsuki and her younger sister Mei, move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalized mother. Satsuki and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros (pronounced toe-toe-ro). They soon befriend these Totoros, and have several magical adventures. Written by
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Did You Know?
Outside of the Japanese Academy Awards, which historically ignored animated films until 1998's Princess Mononoke
(1997), "My Neighbor Totoro" won an award from every major Japanese film awards including Best Film from both the Mainichi Film Award and Kinema Junpo, as well as the Blue Ribbon's Special Award. See more
When Satsuki and Mei are waiting for the bus in the rain, the bus stop sign reads 'Maezawa-gyo' in some scenes while in other scenes the sign reads 'Shichikokuyama-gyo'. See more
To-to-ro? You're Totoro!... I bet you're Totoro...
The ending sequence has animation of Totoro and some of the characters from the film walking. See more
Followed by Mei and the Kitten Bus
Tonari no Totoro
("My Neighbor Totoro")
Lyrics by Hayao Miyazaki
Composed by Joe Hisaishi See more