My Neighbor Totoro - Studio Ghibli Fest 2018
- 1hr 40m
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They all die in the end.
Such a fun and sweetly surprising film. I do not tire of it. So fun to see it with someone who has never seen it before. A magical move that keeps on giving.
Here is a children's film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy. A film with no villains. No fight scenes. No evil adults. No fighting between the two kids. No scary monsters. No darkness before the dawn. A world that is benign. A world where if you meet a strange towering creature in the forest, you curl up on its tummy and have a nap.
My Neighbor Totoro is drawn in an expansive, naturalistic way that makes an atmosphere of trees, rice fields and hills unraveling in the distance a hypnotic shadow character. In some scenes this nature is so delicious it becomes a poetical presence. [08 May 1993, p.C3]
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Movie Info & Cast
- Noriko Hidaka
- Chika Sakamoto
- Shigesato Itoi
- Sumi Shimamoto
- Tanie Kitabayashi
- Hitoshi Takagi
- Yûko Maruyama
- Machiko Washio
- Reiko Suzuki
- Masashi Hirose
Did You Know?
- On its original theatrical release in Japan, it was double-featured with Grave of the Fireflies (1988) as the film was believed to be too big a financial risk as a standalone release.
- When Mei and Satsuki are running back home from school because of the rain, Mei trips and gets mud on her skirt. After a few scenes, her skirt does not have any mud.
- Mei KusakabeSatsuki: Come out, come out, wherever you are!