Tonari no Totoro (Studio Ghibli Collection)
Studio Ghibli Collection
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1988
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Rating: NR(Film)
UPC [Locale]: 4-959241-980021
Running time: 1:26 (86 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: Color, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 28, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#39)
Status: Available
Purchase date: October 17, 2003
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Hayao Miyazaki had been cradling the idea for this wonderful fantasy for a long time before he finally decided to write and direct it. Although it's set in the mid 1950's in Japan's rural area with Jinja shrines around, the sceneries with lots of trees, of fields and meadows with colorful flowers bring a universal feeling of joy and harmony even to those who have never left the big cities or living in other countries. Another charm of the movie is of course it's heart warming tale of the two little sisters and their relationships with the land's mysterious creatures (including a 'Cat Bus!') whose plots aren't forced or condescending in any way, which makes the film such an enjoyable experience for kids and adults alike.

Totoro is a delightful creature living in a huge camphor tree. He (it) sometimes sports a deadpan expression, other times a winning smile.
Moving to the countryside with their archaeologist father to be closer to their mother who is recuperating from illness in a sanatorium, two young sisters Satsuki and May experience wonders with their firsthand interactions with the nature. They soon befriend Totoro and other magical creatures who inhabit the nearby forest, and have some great adventures.
The English subtitles are in fact dubtitles... from an awful dub!
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Production Studios:
 • Studio Ghibli
 • Tokuma Shoten
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital Surround
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Ghibli + early works
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Scene Access, Feature Trailers, Featurettes, Storyboard Comparisons, Multi-angle
Hayao Miyazaki....Director
Hayao Miyazaki....Original Material By
Hayao Miyazaki....Screenwriter
Toru Hara....Producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma....Executive Producer
Film Editing
Takeshi Seyama....Film Editor
Joe Hisaishi....Composer
Kazuo Oga....Art Director
Noriko Hidaka....Satsuki Kusakabe (voice)
Chika Sakamoto....Mei Kusakabe (voice)
Hitoshi Takagi....Totoro (voice)
Shigesato Itoi....Tatsuo (Satsuki & Mei's Father) (voice)
Sumi Shimamoto....Yasuko (Satsuki & Mei's Mother) (voice)
Tanie Kitabayashi....Kanta's Grandmother (voice)
Yko Maruyama....Kanta's Mother (voice)
Machiko Washio....Teacher (voice)
Reiko Suzuki....Furoi on'na no hito (voice)
Masashi Hirose....Kanta's Father (voice)
Toshiyuki Amagasa....Kanta (voice)
Shigeru Chiba....Kusakari-Otoko (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta.... (voice)
Tarako.... (voice)
Tomohiro Nishimura.... (voice)
Chie Kjiro.... (voice)
Daiki Nakamura.... (voice)
Yko Mizutani.... (voice)
Akiko Hiramatsu.... (voice)
Ikue Ootani.... (voice)