My Neighbor Totoro

"Very Good"

My Neighbor Totoro Review


Possibly the only film in history to be released by both Disney and Troma, the famous kiddie anime My Neighbor Totoro reveals itself as a little dated and a little immature when compared to later Miyazaki works. The film concerns a family (including two young girls) who move to the country, only to meet up with Totoro, the spirit of the forest. (He looks like an overgrown bunny, and he makes trees grows and causes the wind to blow.) Eventually they take a trip together (it's something involving the ill mother) and discover all sorts of Miyazaki magic. Cute, but not the masterpiece it's cracked up to be.

Aka Tonari no Totoro.



My Neighbor Totoro

Facts and Figures

Run time: 86 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 16th April 1988

Production compaines: Nibariki, Tokuma Japan Communications Co. Ltd., Studio Ghibli

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Fresh: 36 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 8.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Satsuki (voz), Hitoshi Takagi as Totoro (voz), as Mei (voz), as Tatsuo Kusakabe (voz), as Yasuko Kusakabe (voz), Tanie Kitabayashi as Kanta no obâsan (voz), Akiko Hiramatsu as (voz), Masashi Hirose as Kanta no otôsan (voz), Chie Kôjiro as (voz), Yûko Maruyama as Kanta no okâsan (voz), Yûko Mizutani as (voz), Tomohiro Nishimura as (voz), as Kusakari-Otoko (voz), Daiki Nakamura as (voz), Toshiyuki Amagasa as Kanta (voice)

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