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Visionary and Academy Award(R)-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (2002, Best Animated Feature, SPIRITED AWAY) has created a heartwarming, music-filled and wonderful world in MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, a delightfully animated family adventure. And now -- exclusively in this 2-Disc Special Edition DVD -- never-before-seen bonus features reveal even more of Totoro's fantastic world! Follow the adventures of Satsuki and her four-year-old sister Mei when they move into a new home in the countryside. To their delight, they discover that their new neighbor is a mysterious forest spirit called Totoro -- who can be seen only through the eyes of a child. Totoro introduces them to extraordinary characters -- including a cat that doubles as a bus! -- and takes them on an incredible journey. Bring home MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO from Studio Ghibli and Disney for your family's DVD library and experience the timeless classic film Roger Ebert calls "one of the very few that come along that are magical for all ages."
My Neighbor Totoro is that rare delight, a family film that appeals to children and adults alike. While their mother is in the hospital, 10-year-old Satsuki and 4-year-old Mei move into an old-fashioned house in the country with their professor father. At the foot of an enormous camphor tree, Mei discovers the nest of King Totoro, a giant forest spirit who resembles an enormous bunny rabbit. Mei and Satsuki learn that Totoro makes the trees grow, and when he flies over the countryside or roars in his thunderous voice, the winds blow. Totoro becomes the protector of the two sisters, watching over them when they wait for their father, and carrying them over the forests on an enchanted journey. When the children worry about their mother, Totoro sends them to visit her via a Catbus, a magical, multilegged creature with a grin the Cheshire Cat might envy.
Unlike many cartoon children, Satsuki and Mei are neither smart-alecky nor cloyingly saccharine. They are credible kids: bright, energetic, silly, helpful, and occasionally impatient. Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki makes the viewer believe the two sisters love each other in a way no American feature has ever achieved. My Neighbor Totoro is enormously popular in Japan, and some of the character merchandise has begun to appear in America. The film has also inspired a Japanese environmental group to buy a Totoro Forest preserve in the Saitama Prefecture, where Miyazaki's film is set. --Charles Solomon
If you love family movies this is for you. Lovely, touching and sweet story.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Very sweet and nice. interesting and fun enough to keep the attention of a 3 year old boy.Published 1 day ago by jeff levine
So glad I finally got to see this movie. It was very good but a bit different from what I expected it to be. Miyzaki always does wonderful work though! Read morePublished 3 days ago by commonsense1990
We love this movie, and the price was perfect. Very happy, Thank you!Published 3 days ago by Alexcia Rullan
When the Kutsakabes move to the Japanese countryside to be nearer to their matriarch who recuperates from tuberculosis, they encounter benevolent spirits of the forest, who... Read morePublished 7 days ago by MWM
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|Stop Bashing The Fox Version for New Dubbing When It Doesnt Have It!||
Rather than getting just one or the other, I'd actually recommend getting both the FOX and Disney editions of TOTORO--the FOX one because it has the classic Streamline dub (for people who didn't catch the VHS), but the Disney version as well for a superior picture widescreen quality, plus the... Read More
Sep 5, 2006 by Jonathon Turner | See all 25 posts
|Will This Be Released On Blu-Ray?||
I will wait for them to decide to put it on Blu-ray. I have a large tv and you can really see the difference between DVD and BR. I'm disappointed they are charging so much. Otherwise I would probably get it on DVD until they release it on BR.
Jul 16, 2010 by Kallie N. White | See all 7 posts
|Is Totoro a hybrid?||
He's just a spirit guardian of the forest. He and the other little creatures are all Totoros.
Jul 10, 2010 by Liz | See all 4 posts
|Will i be able to watch this movie in original Japanese speaking?||
Which release are you referring to? The 2006? That version does state
that it includes the Japanese dub...scroll down to "Product Details"...
English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
May 17, 2013 by GlassAgate | See all 2 posts
|Disney's new dub||
The Fox version of Totoro is well known and well loved in my family as it is in so many other families. But it always bothered me that Fox chose to crop the sides of original widescreen version calling it "full screen" or "modified for TV" or "pan and scan" as was... Read More
May 1, 2006 by SDY | See all 23 posts
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