My Neighbor Totoro Poster

Release Date: 1988

G|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
This acclaimed animated tale by director Hayao Miyazaki follows schoolgirl Satsuke (Dakota Fanning) and her younger sister, Mei (Elle Fanning), as they settle into an old country house with their father (Tim Daly) and wait for their mother (Lea Salonga) to recover from an illness in an area hospital. As the sisters explore their new home, they encounter and befriend playful spirits in their house and the nearby forest, most notably the massive cuddly creature known as Totoro.

Cast: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Tim Daly, Lea Salonga, Frank Welker, Paul Butcher

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Genres: Fantasy, Anime

Production Co: Studio Ghibli

Keywords: Father, Sister, Mother, Hospital, Endearing, Amusing, Growing up, Playful, 1980s