My Neighbor Totoro - Studio Ghibli Fest 2021
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- Hitoshi Takagi
- Noriko Hidaka
- Chika Sakamoto
- Shigesato Itoi
- Sumi Shimamoto
- Toshiyuki Amagasa
- Tanie Kitabayashi
- Yuko Maruyama
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So far my least favorite studio Ghlibi film.
I start smiling as soon as the theme music starts in the beginning and except for a tiny bit of drama towards the end I smile all the way through.
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]