animated movie My Neighbor Totoro © Studio Ghibli
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My Neighbor Totoro

The story begins with two young girls, Satsuki and her little sister Mei, moving to the countryside with their father. Their mother is in hospital recovering from illness and their new home in the farming community will provide her with a healthy environment for her to recover once she leaves the hospital. Amidst the girls worries for their mother and the strangeness of coming to a new place, they discover something truly magical--totoros! These friendly but shy spirits of the forest build a friendship with the girls that is full of laughter, surprises and fun... just what the doctor ordered.

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What more can be said about MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO? Get this movie. Immediately. Without a doubt one of the best animated features ever made, Japan or otherwise, TOTORO is an...
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My Neighbor Tototro is (i think) for young children though the ANIMATION is fantastic and children will be enthused by the 'totoros' (i.e. giant furry things) Very awesome. I really...
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Yes, there are totoros . . . and if there's one good Miyazaki film that any animation fan should see, My Neighbor Totoro is it. I have seen both versions of...
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In this film, Miyazaki shows his genius in capturing the spirit of childhood, with its joys and terrors, its helplessness and determination, and above all its fantasy. Does a plot even...
Created by: Studio Ghibli
Language: English subtitled / English dub / Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
Alternate Title: Tonari no Totoro (Japan)
[ Japanese ] Featuring the voices of:
Hitoshi Takagi ... Totoro
Noriko Hidaka ... Satsuki
Chika Sakamoto ... Mei
Shigesato Itoi ... Father
Sumi Shimamoto ... Mother
Toshiyuki Amagasa ... Kanta
Tanie Kitabayashi ... Kanta's Grandmother
Yűko Maruyama ... Kanta's Mother
Masashi Hirose ... Kanta's Father
Machiko Washio ... Teacher
[ English dub ] Featuring the voices of:
Lisa Michaelson ... Satsuki
Cheryl Chase ... Mei
Greg Snegoff ... Father
Alexandra Kenworthy ... Mother
Kenneth Hartman ... Kanta
Natalie Core ... Nanny
Melenie McQueen ... Kanta's Mother
Steve Kramer ... Farmer
Lara Cody ... Farm Girl
Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
Produced by: Toru Hara
Executive Producers: Yasuyoshi Tokuma
Musical Score by: Joe Hisaishi
Songs by: Joe Hisaishi and Rieko Nakagawa
Writing Credits: Hayao Miyazaki

Disney recently purchased all of Miyazaki's animated films including this one which was originally dubbed and released in North America by Fox. As a result, Disney will be re-dubbing and re-releasing Totoro with a completely different voice cast, with the release likely coming out sometime in 2005.

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