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 <email@example.com>
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originally conceived the characters Satsuki and Mei as a single girl. He wanted to add suspense to the latter half of the film, and he felt it wouldn't work with just a single girl, so he split her into two separate girls. The original girl had features of both Satsuki and Mei, and was 7: halfway between the ages of Satsuki (10) and Mei (4). See more
The color of the umbrella handle that Kanta offers Satsuki changes. See more
, Mei Kusakabe
Come out, come out, whereever you are!
The ending sequence has animation of Totoro and some of the characters from the film walking. See more
Referenced in Ghiblies: Episode 1
Tonari no Totoro
("My Neighbor Totoro")
Lyrics by Hayao Miyazaki
Composed by Joe Hisaishi See more