My Neighbor Totoro (Subtitled)
- Sun, Dec 3
Director: Hayao Miyazaki Run Time: 86 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1988 Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Frank Welker, Lea Salonga, Tim Daly
Screenwriter: Hayao Miyazaki
Producer: Tôru Hara
Join us for one of cinema’s most magical and beloved experiences that no one of any age can deny. While certainly not the first film to come out of Studio Ghibli, My Neighbor Totoro is often considered to be the studio and director Hayao Miyazaki’s first animated masterpiece. A touching story about two sisters who befriend the wood spirits in rural Japan, My Neighbor Totoro is an endearing fable centered on childhood wonder, family, imagination, and the importance of taking care of nature. It’s almost as if the film was made specifically to overwhelm the viewer with good vibes, and it’s hard not to fall in love with this lush, magical world of trolls wearing leaf hats and a bus that’s also a cat. There’s a reason Totoro has become the mascot of Studio Ghibli, and one of the cuddliest-looking creatures in animation history.