From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo, and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes a classic tale of magic and adventure for the whole family. When Satsuki and her sister Mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, a quiet place where their sick mother is meant to eventually join them, they find country life not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including a gigantic but gentle forest spirit called Totoro, who can only be seen by children. Totoro and his friends introduce the girls to a series of adventures, including a ride aboard the extraordinary Cat Bus, in this all-ages animated masterpiece featuring the voices of Tim Daly, Lea Salonga, and sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning, in early roles.
“Sheer enchantment.” — Ted Shen, Chicago Reader
“Here is a children’s film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy.” — Roger Ebert, RogerEbert.com
Tim Daly, Lea Salonga, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Pat Carroll, Hitoshi Takagi