Rent My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

4.3 of 5 from 307 ratings
1h 26min
Rent My Neighbour Totoro (aka Tonari no Totoro) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
While their mother recovers from an illness, Satsuki and her little sister Mei (voiced in English by Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning) get away from it all in an idyllic rural retreat. Far from the bustle of the city, they discover a mysterious place of spirits and magic, and the friendship of the Totoro woodland creatures.
Conceived as a family film devoid of conflict and suffused with the carefree pleasures of the summertime, My Neighbour Totoro sees Hayao Miyazaki create a parable of friendship and imagination populated with unforgettable characters. A universal classic for all generations, My Neighbour Totoro shows Japanese animation's famous Studio Ghibli at its very best, and is an elegy to two ever-fading miracles: the fairytale world of childhood and the disappearing countryside.
Directors:
Producers:
Toru Hara, Ned Lott, Rick Dempsey
Voiced By:
Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi, Tanie Kitabayashi, Toshiyuki Amagasa, Naoki Tatsuta, Frank Welker, Lea Salonga, Pat Carroll, Tim Daly, Brianne Siddall, Paul Butcher, Cheryl Chase, Shigeru Chiba, Lara Cody
Writers:
Hayao Miyazaki
Aka:
Tonari no Totoro
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Anime & Animation, Children & Family, Kids’ TV
Countries:
Japan, Anime & Animation, Children & Family
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/03/2006
Run Time:
86 minutes
Languages:
English, Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Complete Storyboards - Get An Insider's Look At The Film's Artistry
  • Original Japanese Theatrical Trailer
  • Textless Opening And Closing Credits
  • Studio Ghibli Trailer Reel
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/11/2012
Run Time:
86 minutes
Languages:
English, Japanese
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Storyboards
  • Creating My Neighbour Totoro Featurette
  • Creating the Characters Featurette
  • The Totoro Experience
  • Producer's Perspective: Creating Ghibli
  • The Locations of Totoro
  • Scoring Miyazaki
  • Behind the Microphone Featurette
  • Textless Opening and Closing Credits
  • Original Japanese Theatrical Trailer
  • Studio Ghibli Trailer Reel

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Reviews (4) of My Neighbour Totoro

Great small children's entertainment - My Neighbour Totoro review by JD

Spoiler Alert
31/07/2010

For the rare opportunity of seeing a good children's cartoon with non-American values I would recommend this. It does however have American voice overs. I thought it would be like Pom poko but it is even more gentle.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Fun for the kids - My Neighbour Totoro review by JC

Spoiler Alert
02/08/2007

A fascinating and fun insight into Japanese culture and spirituality. A somewhat random plot about tree spirits and cat buses that appear when a family move house. Certainly keeps the kids (young and old) entertained.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Charm personified - My Neighbour Totoro review by CB

Spoiler Alert
11/10/2017

Beautifully drafted, pleasing story and Toronto and the Cat Bus. Another clever contribution from this venerable studio.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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