My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro

Hayao Miyazaki (1988)



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Set in the 1950s, this charming tale draws on the childhood experiences of director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away). Left alone while their father frets over the condition of their mother in a nearby hospital, Satsuki and her younger sister Mei begin exploring their new house in the country and are soon having fantastical adventures with soot balls known as "dustbunnies", a 12-legged cat bus and furry giant Totoro. Everything sings of the innocence and wonderment of youth and, while some may bemoan the minimalist storyline, the graphics are an utter delight.


Two sisters move to a new home in the countryside when their mother is taken ill - and are thrilled to discover the house is next to an enchanted forest, where all manner of magical creatures dwell. Befriending the eldest and wisest of the strange Totoros, they are taken on a series of amazing adventures. Animated fantasy from the creator of Spirited Away, with the voices of Dakota and Elle Fanning.

Cast & Crew

Satsuki Dakota Fanning
Mei Elle Fanning
Director Hayao Miyazaki

Other Information

Language: Japanese dubbedColourAvailable on: DVD and Blu-ray