My Neighbor Totoro (1988) Poster


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Followed by 

Mei to Koneko basu (2002) (Short)

Edited into 

Miyazaki Dreams of Flying (2017) (Video)
clips are shown


Mei to Koneko basu (2002) (Short)
Short film about the Totoro characters.


Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Mei follows 2 spirits and later falls into the hole of the Camphor tree into the mysterious world where Totoro lays
Mary Poppins (1964)
Totoro, Mei and Satsuki fly around the tree with the magical flying top while holding onto an umbrella.

Referenced in 

101st Marriage Proposal: Unmei no omiai (1991) (TV Episode)
Junpei mentions that Totoro's movie is on the VCR.
At the Movies: Last Action Hero/Once Upon a Forest/Jurassic Park/The Music of Chance (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Once Upon a Forest" review.
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
a poster for this movie is visible in one of the girl's rooms
Pom Poko (1994)
Totoro makes a cameo in the flying scene.
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
When Shizuku is grabing a book at the library, a book named "Totoro" can be seen. In one scene, a baby totoro is seen in the background.
At the Movies: American Beauty/Blue Streak/For Love of the Game (1999) (TV Episode)
Referenced during a segment on the Telluride Film Festival.
At the Movies: Anywhere But Here/Pokémon: The First Movie/Dogma/The Messenger/Felicia's Journey (1999) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Pokemon: The First Movie" review.
Ghiblies (2000) (Video)
Images of Totoro can be seen
Yi Yi (2000)
Ting Ting owns a Totoro plushie.
The Powerpuff Girls: Hot Air Buffoon/Ploys R' Us (2000) (TV Episode)
A Totoro toy can be seen in the toy store.
The Simpsons: Homr (2001) (TV Episode)
The catbus is seen on a booth at the animation convention.
Spirited Away (2001)
The scene in which Chihiro looks up at the radish spirit in the elevator, he narrows his eyes at her and grunts, replicating the bus stop scene with Satsuki and Totoro. When Chihiro is riding Haku back to bath house, she mentions how she almost drowned in a river and subsequently lost her pink shoe, this is the same shoe that was believed to be Mei's in 'Tonari no Totoro. Also, the soot gremlins appear in both films.
Fanalysis (2002) (Short)
character dressed as character from My Neighbor Totoro
Weakest link: Hitori gachi no hôsoku: Episode #1.1 (2002) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name.
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
the scene of Stitch in the rain with the frog
Samurai Jack: Episode XXXIII - Jack and the Annoying Creature (2003) (TV Episode)
The Creature is based on Totoro
Drawn Together: A Very Special Drawn Together After School Special (2006) (TV Episode)
Totoro makes a cameo.
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
In the beginning of Part 3, three magnets can be seen on a bulletin board, one of which is the Catbus & Totoro.
Yellow Sticky Notes (2007) (Short)
mentioned on a sticky note very briefly @ 0:27 seconds into the short.
Dorks & Damsels (2007)
Mentioned in dialogue by employee.
South Park: Imaginationland (2007) (TV Episode)
Totoro can be seen amongst the crowd of imaginary creatures.
South Park: Imaginationland (2008) (Video)
Totoro is in Imaginationland.
Lost: Ji Yeon (2008) (TV Episode)
A Totoro doll is seen in the toy store.
Ponyo (2008)
There's a Totoro magnet on the refrigerator in Sosuke's house, Lisa sings the second line of the song "Stroll" from the film after Sosuke tries to cheer her up, and Ponyo flashes Totoro's signature smile the first time she grows teeth.
Troldspejlet: Episode #42.12 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Gake no ue no Ponyo (2008).
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Ponyo (2009) (TV Episode)
Listed as a movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Totoro appears as a toy.
Cinematic Excrement: The Last Airbender (2010) (TV Episode)
"They refer to him as a Flying Bison, though it appears to be a combination of a Bison, a Beaver, and... um... Catbus?"
Mater's Tall Tales: Tokyo Mater (2010) (TV Episode)
A car with Nekkobus (Catbus) markings can be seen in the upper left corner of the screen in the last scene in Tokyo when Mater is celebrating his win
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
Totoro backpack seen worn by a convention attendee.
Ernest & Celestine (2012)
The mouse poking at Ernest while he sleeps echoes the scene in Hayao Miyazaki's film.
Demo Reel: Lost in Translation (Bromance Version) (2012) (TV Episode)
A Totoro shirt is seen on displayed at the Shad Con.
Double Rainboom (2013) (Short)
Totoro is one of Fluttershy's animal friends in a fantasy sequence.
Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013) (Short)
Cover was shown.
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 4 (2013) (TV Episode)
Totoro's cameo in Toy Story 3 is mentioned.
Nostalgia Critic: The Last Airbender (2013) (TV Episode)
"Flying what looks like a white neighbor Totoro."
The Simpsons: Married to the Blob (2014) (TV Episode)
During the Miyazaki scene, Otto is the catbus
A Brony Tale (2014)
One of the Santa Monica Bronies was wearing a Totoro hoodie.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Mind-Blowing Fan Theories in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Lovable Totoro is the God of Death gets an honorable mention.
AniMat's Classic Reviews: The Legend of the Titanic (2014) (TV Episode)
An anime film with voice work by Gregory Snegoff, the voice of Everard Maltravers.
Inside Out (2015)
The sleeping Jangles has the same position and snoring as Totoro's first appearance.
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Diamond and Pearl (2015) (TV Episode)
"My Neighbor Munchlax"
Supernatural: Just My Imagination (2015) (TV Episode)
Totoro mentioned
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
a small blue Totoro toy is shown in Michelle's desk as she leaves her apartment
Troma Tour 5000 (2017) (Video)
Title is referenced
Gabriel DropOut: Friends, Work, and the Summer of Bugs (2017) (TV Episode)
Raphie mentions the movies she likes we see a poster similar to the movie poster with a title of "My Neighbor Fukuru"
The Wardrobe (2017) (Video Game)
A Totoro figure can be seen inside the hermit's treehouse.
Okja (2017)
Mija sleeps on top of Okja while they're in the woods, much like the scene with Mei and Totoro.
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (2017)
During the Christmas segment, we see a Totoro decoration when the dog is rummaging through his box.
Hyper Japan 2017 (2017) (Video)
Totoro wallet shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2018) (TV Episode)
Critic thinks that Zoe's basketball friend looks like an evil version of Totoro.
Mirai (2018)
Cite by Mamoru Hosoda as an influence for this film.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Jasmine's Song and Mulan's No Songs (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Clear Day (2018) (TV Episode)
Background of the Kiosk has a plush doll that looks like Totoro.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Bells of Disney Reboots (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in discussion.
Cinemassacre Video: Akira (1988) (2019) (TV Episode)
A still frame is shown.
PEN15: Ojichan (2019) (TV Episode)
Picture in Maya's room.
Chicago Fire: Move a Wall (2019) (TV Episode)
Joe and Otis plan to take Sylvie to this movie
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Onward to the Age of Resistance (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up as the first Studio Ghibli film to be released in China.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Purple Octopus Melissa McCarthy (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Barney's Big Blockbuster (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a film made by Studio Ghibli.
Frozen II (2019)
Totoro is seen as a statuette at the beginning as Anna and Elsa plays "Fantasy Forest".
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: End of the Year Embarrassments (2020) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a film made by Studio Ghibli.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Remembering Terry Jones (2020) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a film made by Studio Ghibli.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Popeye's NOT Dead (2020) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a film made by Studio Ghibli.
American Dad!: Trophy Wife, Trophy Life (2020) (TV Episode)
Tuttle has a stuffed Totoro in his house.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Ginger Snapped (2020) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a film made by Studio Ghibli.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Dance of Pixar's Italy (2020) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a film made by Studio Ghibli.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXXI (2020) (TV Episode)
Anime Homer dances with some Susuwatari.

Featured in 

Manga! (1994) (TV Short)
Clip(s) and discussed
At the Movies: The Client/Lassie/It Could Happen to You/North/Barcelona (1994) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the video recommendation.
At the Movies: That's Not All, Folks! (1999) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Troldspejlet: Episode #30.6 (2003) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann portrays Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, mentioning the film + clip shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #38.7 (2007) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
JesuOtaku Anime Reviews: My Neighbor Totoro (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
AniMat's Classic Reviews: My Neighbor Totoro (2013) (TV Episode)
2006 English version is reviewed, clips shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Anime Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
My Neighbor Totoro is #2.
AniMat's Reviews: The Wind Rises (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of Hayao Miyazaki's films, and one of the whimsically upbeat Studio Ghibli films. Clip briefly shown.
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.15 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his portrait of Hayao Miyazaki's obsession with flying + clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies: 1980s (2014) (TV Episode)
My Neighbor Totoro is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies: All Time (2015) (TV Episode)
My Neighbor Totoro is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies from Japan (2015) (TV Episode)
My Neighbor Totoro is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies from Around the World (2016) (TV Episode)
My Neighbor Totoro gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Rewatchable Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
My Neighbor Totoro gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cutest Anime Creatures (2016) (TV Episode)
Totoro is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Studio Ghibli Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
My Neighbor Totoro is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies That Should Be Taught in Film School (2018) (TV Episode)
My Neighbor Totoro is #7.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Avatar: The Live-Action Bender (2018) (TV Episode)
Topic of discussion.
WatchMojo: The Best Animated Movies of All Time from A to Z (2020) (TV Episode)
My Neighbor Totoro is the best animated movie starting with M.

Spoofed in 

The Powerpuff Girls: Criss Cross Crisis (2000) (TV Episode)
Totoro from this movie has a cameo.
South Park: Mysterion Rises (2010) (TV Episode)
Cartman's relationship with Cthulhu is a spoof on Mei & Totoro from Tonari no Totoro (1988)
American Dad!: Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls (2010) (TV Episode)
One of the trick or treaters is dressed as Totoro.
Bob's Burgers: An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal (2012) (TV Episode)
The dream with the giant turkey
CollegeHumor Originals: If Miyazaki Films Were Like Other Anime (2014) (TV Episode)
Totoro gets a Dragon Ball Z treatment.
Les Kassos: Totogro - Teleboubizes (2015) (TV Episode)
Totogro is a parody of Totoro.
We Bare Bears: Shush Ninjas (2015) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during Grizz's speech
We Bare Bears: The Demon (2017) (TV Episode)
The opening titles and ending of the episode spoof that from the film.
Pop Team Epic: You're the Only One I'm Telling! (2018) (TV Episode)
Popuko and Pipimi reenact the famous bus stop scene.
Les Kassos: Super Smashos (2020) (TV Episode)
The Totogro character is a parody of a character from this movie.

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