Two young girls, 10-year-old Satsuki and her 4-year-old 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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The original English dub was dubbed by Torma (more infamous for their horror and horror adjacent films) and distributed on video tape by 20th Century Fox in the United States. Later (2008) Disney got the license to most of Studio Ghibli's work and redubbed the film. Once the rights lapsed it was distributed by GKids and Shout! Factory, who kept the Disney dub. See more »
When the father bikes with his daughters down a hill, on the road they ride on there are stones and parts of wood, but the bike doesn't shake. 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.
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The ending sequence has animation of Totoro and some of the characters from the film walking. See more »
In the alternate 2005 Disney version of 'My Neighbor Totoro' the Fox studios voice actors and actresses, including Cheryl Chase and Lisa Michelson, have been completely replaced with Disney voice actors and actress including Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning. Also the opening and closing songs are sung by Sonya Isaacs in the Disney version. Also gone are the strangers talking back to Mei and Satsuki (this is to make it truer to the Japanese version), The elderly woman who was called Nanny is now called Granny in the Disney version. Also the Disney version has a wide-screen whereas the Fox studio version had a full screen version. See more »
I'm a big fan of Hayao Miyazaki's work and was rather disappointed that this movie did not have the Japanese language/English subtitles option. But, I've finally seen it and must admit that it is incredibly cute. One does NOT have to be a child to enjoy this movie or any of Miyazaki's movies. The story line was good and and the characters were really touching. The totoros were so adorable that I want a plushie of one. I also loved the artwork. I finally know what some of the scenes are from in the AMVs that I've seen. I would definitely recommend this to families as well as to those who are Miyazaki fans. A definite thumbs up. Though I do wonder where Miyazaki gets some of the ideas for his characters such as that cat bus.
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