over 1 year
It took a second viewing, but I've fallen totally under Totoro's spell
over 3 years
Only flaw in this classic film is that it's a little slow for adults. Perfect for kids.
over 4 years
The best part of Miyazaki films is that they aim at kids without pandering to them.
A bit slower paced, yet charmingly beautiful and human. Instant classic.
well made, but felt more like an episode of a TV show than a feature film.
Imaginative but simple, joyous and sweet, big on atmosphere and humane moments. A delight!
One of my favorites as a kid, it still holds up. A heartfelt, well-to-do story.
over 5 years
One of my favorite Ghibli movies.
Annika Løchte Taylor
Cute, simple and entertaining. Definitely more childish and innocent than his later works.
over 6 years
Miyazaki is incredible and this is one of his best.
almost 7 years
A joy to behold, seen this 20+ times with my 3 year old.
almost 7 years
Far and away his best work. Bliss.
My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ, Tonari no Totoro), is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film follows the two young daughters of a professor and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan. The film won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize and the Mainichi Film Award for Best Film in 1988.
The film was released on VHS and laserdisc in the United States by Tokuma Japan Communications' US subsidiary in 1993 with the title My Friend Totoro.
Streamline Pictures produced an exclusive dub for Japan Airlines' transpacific flights in 1988. Troma Films, under their 50th St. Films banner, distributed the dub of the film co-produced by Jerry Beck. It was released on VHS and DVD by Fox Video. Troma's and Fox's rights to this version expired in 2004. The film was re-released by Disney on March 7, 2006. It features a new dub cast. This DVD release is the first version of the film in the United States to...