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
The color of the umbrella handle that Kanta offers Satsuki changes. See more
Trees and people used to be good friends. I saw that tree and decided to buy the house. Hope Mom likes it too. Okay, let's pay our respects then get home for lunch.
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