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My Neighbor Totoro DVD 1 of 1
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Format: DVD
Sku: 213580411
UPC: 786936791716
UPC 14: 00786936791716
Category Keywords: Adventure  Anime  Fantasy  Friends  Magic  Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy
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Editor's Note
Departing from the action-oriented plots of his previous films (NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND and LAPUTA, CASTLE IN THE SKY), Japan's most beloved animator, Hayao Miyazaki, provides a slower-paced, stunningly realistic portrayal of life in the countryside. When their mother is hospitalized because of an unspecified illness, two young sisters spend a summer in the Japanese countryside with their father. The children's strange new environment turns out to be a natural wonderland filled with exotic real-life creatures and a trio of furry, woodland sprites who can only be seen by children. The film evokes both the terrors and wonders that children can experience unbeknownst to adults--a feeling the young Miyazaki knew only too well after his mother was hospitalized because of spinal tuberculosis. With homages to ALICE IN WONDERLAND and MARY POPPINS, the second film from Studio Ghibli delighted audiences and put the young animation studio on firm financial footing.

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Video Features Special Edition, DVD, Widescreen

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/13/2015
Video Play Time Running Time: 88 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1988
Video UPC UPC: 00786936791716
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

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Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Hayao Miyazaki - Writer
Video Cast Info Hayao Miyazaki - Director
Plot Summary
Two young sisters move to the Japanese countryside with their father, while their mother recuperates from an unspecified illness back at the city hospital. The children's strange new environment turns out to be a wonderland of living beauty that the two investigate with both curiosity and excitement. In addition to the exotic real-life creatures they encounter, a furry woodland sprite (who can only be seen by children) introduces them to a fantastic realm of tricks and possibilities.

Memorable Quotes

"I'm not afraid of dust bunnies."----Mei to Satsuki

"C'mon, what are you waiting for? We have to laugh loud to scare a spirit."----Father to Mei and Satsuki

"Next stop: Little Sister."----Catbus to Satsuki

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...[When the film] is dispensing enchantment, it can be very charming....Visually very handsome..." 05/14/1993 p.C14

Chicago Sun-Times
"...MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO has become one of the most beloved of all family films....This is one of the lovingly hand-crafted works of Hayao Miyazaki, often called the greatest of the Japanese animators..." 12/23/2001 p.4

New York Times
"[A] gentle, haunting fantasy rooted, as the best fantasy films are, in a strict psychological realism." 03/14/2006 p.E9

Sight and Sound
"[I]t beguiles from beginning to end....What sticks with the viewer is the every-kid credibility of the girls' actions as they work, play and settle into their new surroundings." 06/01/2006 p.89

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