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
Christopher E. Meadows <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Some of the whiskers on Mei's drawing of Totoro vanish in a wide view. See more
, Mei Kusakabe
Come out, come out, whereever you are!
Drawings in the closing credits show the mother returning home in a taxi and having a bath with Satsuki and Mei. There is also the appearance of a baby dressed in blue, perhaps a younger sibling (brother?) for the girls. See more
(Hey Let's Go)
Lyrics by Reiko Nakagawa
Music by Joe Hisaishi See more