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Sex & Nudity

  • There is a scene where the father bathes with his children. None of the genitals are seen, but there is a glimpse of the buttocks, and a small dot which may be representing a nipple can be seen at one point (although it may seem a bit odd to westerners, family baths are a social norm in the Far East).

Violence & Gore

  • The main characters' mother is sick in the hospital.
  • Satsuki then starts to get bad feelings that her mom is dead, but she isn't.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The scene where Mei runs away and Satsuki tries to find her in desperation may be a bit unsettling. There's a momentary scare when an abandoned sandal is found but Satsuki concludes it is definitely not Mei's.
  • Totoro can be frightening for young and sensitive viewers. But he's really a good guy, especially in the climax where he is delighted to be of assistance to find Mei when she is lost.
  • Their new house has tiny little "soot sprites" that crawl around and creep out the girls at first.
  • In the scene in the bath, the wind starts moving the house and they hear some creepy noises. Later, the father starts laughing and the girls start laughing too.
  • MPAA/USA - Rated G.
  • BBFC/UK - Rated U (infrequent mild threat).

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