Mi Vecino Totoro

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Mi Vecino Totoro

Welcome to my world

Mi Vecino Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ| "Tonari no Totoro") is a 1988 Japanese empowered dream film formed and composed by Hayao Miyazaki and made by Studio Ghibli. The film stars Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto and Hitoshi Takagi, and describes to the record of two young ladies (Hidaka and Sakamoto) of a teacher and their correspondences with very much arranged wood spirits in after war provincial Japan. The film won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize and the Mainichi Film Award for Best Film in 1988.

In 1989, Streamline Pictures made a world class name for use on transpacific trips by Japan Airlines. Troma Films, under their 50th St. Motion pictures flag, flowed the name of the film co-made by Jerry Beck. This name was released on VHS and laserdisc in the United States by Fox Video in 1993 and on DVD in 2002. The rights to this name ended in 2004, as was re-released by Walt Disney Home Entertainment on March 7, 2006 with another name cast. This variation was in like manner released in Australia by Madman on March 15, 2006 and in the UK by Optimum Releasing on March 27, 2006. This DVD release is the important adjustment of the film in the United States to consolidate both Japanese and English language tracks, as Fox didn't save the benefits to the Japanese sound track for their version.


In 1958 Japan, school teacher Tatsuo Kusakabe and his two young ladies, Satsuki and Mei, move into an old house to be closer to the clinical facility where their mother Yasuko is recovering from a drawn out disease. Satsuki and Mei find that the house is involved by little empowered residue creatures called susuwatari—little, dull, dust-like house spirits seen while moving from light to diminish spots. Exactly when the youngsters become pleasing in their new house and laugh with their father, the dregs spirits go out to glide away on the breeze. It is surmised that they will find another empty house- - their typical living space.

Sooner or later, Mei sees two white, bunny like ears in the grass and follows the ears under the house. She discovers two minimal captivated creatures who lead her through a briar fix and into the void of a colossal camphor tree. She meets and becomes more acquainted with a greater interpretation of a comparable kind of soul, which perceives itself by a movement of roars that she unravels as "Totoro". She falls asleep on the tremendous totoro, yet when Satsuki finds her, she is on the ground in a thick briar clearing. Notwithstanding her various undertakings, Mei can't give her family Totoro's tree. Her father comforts her by unveiling to her this is the "gatekeeper of the forest area," and that Totoro will reveal himself when he needs to.

One swirling night, the youngsters are keeping it together for their father's vehicle and create pushed when he doesn't appear on the vehicle they expect him on. As they delay, Mei at long last falls asleep on Satsuki's back and Totoro appears close to them, allowing Satsuki to see him in light of the fact that. He simply has a leaf on his head for protection from the storm, so Satsuki offers him the umbrella she had brought for her father. Totoro is captivated at both the sheltered house and the sounds made upon it by falling raindrops. Subsequently, he gives her a stack of nuts and seeds. A vehicle formed mammoth cat closes at the stop, and Totoro sheets it, taking the umbrella. Not long after, their father's vehicle appears.

The youngsters plant the seeds. Two or three days afterward, they mix at 12 PM to find Totoro and his two downsized partners busy with a dignified move around the planted nuts and seeds. The youngsters take part, whereupon the seeds sprout, and a while later form and join into a gigantic tree. Totoro makes some great memories with his partners and the youngsters on a puzzling flying top. Close to the start of the day, the tree is gone, yet the seeds have no ifs, ands or buts developed.

The youngsters find that an orchestrated visit by Yasuko must be postponed because of a trouble in her treatment. Satsuki, baffled and pushed, furiously yells at Mei and steps off. Mei decides to walk around the crisis center to convey some new corn to her mother.

Mei's evaporating prompts Satsuki and the neighbors to search for her. At long last, Satsuki returns in trouble to the camphor tree and contends for Totoro's help. Charmed to be of help, he calls the Catbus, which passes on her to where the lost Mei sits. Having protected her, the Catbus by then whisks her and Satsuki over the field to see their mother in the facility. The youngsters perch in a tree outside of the clinical center, getting a conversation between their people and finding that she has been kept in crisis facility by a minor cold and is regardless advancing commendably. They stealthily leave the ear of corn on the windowsill, where it is found by the watchmen, and benefit home for the Catbus. Right when the Catbus pulls back, it disappears from the youngsters' sight.

Finally credits, Mei and Satsuki's mother get back, and the sisters play with different youths, with Totoro and his sidekicks as unnoticeable onlookers.


Character Japanese English (Streamline) English (Disney)

Satsuki Kusakabe (草壁 サツキ Kusakabe Satsuki?) Noriko Hidaka Lisa Michelson Dakota Fanning

Mei Kusakabe (草壁 メイ Kusakabe Mei?) Chika Sakamoto Cheryl Chase Elle Fanning

Tatsuo Kusakabe (草壁 タツオ Kusakabe Tatsuo?) (father) Shigesato Itoi Greg Snegoff Tim Daly

Yasuko Kusakabe (草壁 靖子 Kusakabe Yasuko?) (mother) Sumi Shimamoto Alexandra Kenworthy Lea Salonga

Totoro (トトロ?) Hitoshi Takagi Unknown Frank Welker

Catbus (ネコバス Nekobasu?) Naoki Tatsuta Carl Macek

Sitter/Granny Tanie Kitabayashi Natalie Core Pat Carroll

Kanta Okagi (大垣 勘太 Ōgaki Kanta?)[

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] Toshiyuki Amagasa Kenneth Hartman Paul Butcher

Additional Voices

Smooth out: Gregory Snegoff

Disney: Newell Alexander, Kristin Klabunde, J.P. Manoux, Evan Sabara, Yvonne Russo, Toochis Morin, Peter Renaday, Robert Clotworthy, Kimberly Guerrero, Zach McClarnon, Katelin Peterson


Craftsmanship official Kazuo Oga was pulled in to the film when Hayao Miyazaki demonstrated him an extraordinary picture of Totoro staying in a satoyama. The boss tried Oga to build his desires, and Oga's inclusion in My Neighbor Totoro commenced the expert's work. Oga and Miyazaki examined the palette of the film, Oga hoping to paint dim soil from Akita Prefecture and Miyazaki inclining toward the shade of red soil from the Kantō region. An authoritative thing was portrayed by Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki: "It was nature painted with translucent shades."

Oga depicted his approach to manage painting establishment craftsmanship: "I esteem my activity and I draw with the tendency that in case I don't advance a not too bad endeavor, I will be somehow repelled." Oga's upstanding method to manage My Neighbor Totoro was a style that the International Herald Tribune saw as "[updating] the traditional Japanese animist sentiment of a trademark world that is totally, significantly alive". The paper depicted the last thing,

"Set in a period that is both present day and nostalgic, the film makes a wonderful, yet unusually bona fide universe of incredible creatures existing along with advancement. An unfathomable bit of this sense begins from Oga's suggestive establishments, which give each tree, backing and twist in the road an indefinable conclusion of warmth that gives off an impression of being set up to spring into cognizant life."

Oga's work on My Neighbor Totoro provoked his continued with commitment with Studio Ghibli. The studio consigned occupations to Oga that would play to his characteristics, and Oga's style transformed into a trademark style of Studio Ghibli.

Miyazaki's niece was the model for the character of Mei.


In the wake of making and recording Nausicaä out of the Valley of the Wind (1984) and Castle in the Sky (1986), Hayao Miyazaki began organizing My Neighbor Totoro for Studio Ghibli. Miyazaki's creation took after his accomplice Isao Takahata's making of Grave of the Fireflies. Miyazaki's film was financed by authentic creator Yasuyoshi Tokuma, and both My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies were released on a comparative bill in 1988. The twofold charging was considered "one of the most moving and outstanding twofold bills anytime offered to a film swarm".

In 1993, Fox Video released the Streamline Pictures name of My Neighbor Totoro on VHS and Laserdisc. Regardless, because of his disappointment with the eventual outcome of the vivaciously modified English type of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Miyazaki would not permit any bit of the film to be adjusted out, all the names expected to proceed as in the past (with the exception being Catbus), the translation must be as close to the primary Japanese as could be normal the situation being what it is, and no bit of the film could be changed in any capacity whatsoever, social or phonetic (which was standard by then) disregarding making issues with some English watchers, particularly in explaining the reason for the name "Totoro". It was made by John Daly and Derek Gibson, with co-producer Jerry Beck. twentieth Century Fox held all rights to the Streamline Pictures name of the film until their benefits to the name slipped by in 2004. Disney's English-language name appeared on October 23, 2005; it by then appeared at the 2005 Hollywood Film Festival. The Turner Classic Movies advanced TV station held the TV introduction of Disney's new English name on January 19, 2006 as an element of the framework's salute to Hayao Miyazaki. (TCM revealed the name similarly as the principal Japanese with English subtitles.)