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My Neighbor Totoro - Studio Ghibli Fest 2021

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  • Clip: Totoro At The Bus Stop

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When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.


  • Hitoshi Takagi
  • Noriko Hidaka
  • Chika Sakamoto
  • Shigesato Itoi
  • Sumi Shimamoto
  • Toshiyuki Amagasa
  • Tanie Kitabayashi
  • Yuko Maruyama

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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.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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]

Metacritic review by Peter Stack
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle