Summary: This is an excellent childhood story unrivaled by any since "Peter Pan". The plot involves Satsuke, a girl on the cusp of womanhood, moving into the country with her father and younger sister Mei, where she discovers a child's realm of wonder and make-believe running in parallel to the adults' mundane everyday existence.
Summary: One ofour favorite movies - we are huge fans of Studio Ghibli. And so if you love this, go buy Ponyo, Spirited Away, The Cat Returns, Princess Mononoke, Pomkoko, Panda Go Panda, and Howl's Moving Castle. Lovely - story is for younger kids.
Excerpt: Finally got the chance to view this with my 1 year old who isn't that interested because of the subtitles but enamored with the beauty of its contents. The plot revolves around professor Tatsuo Kusukabe and his two daughters, Satsuki and Mei. They transfer into a new house, visit their sick mother, and the girls meet magical creatures that have powers and loves nature. The humor with Totoro (leaf, happiness using an umbrella, etc.
Summary: This movie is one that gives me butterflies every time I rewatch it. I can remember the feelings I had as a child when I watch this movie now. No movie is more magical than this adventurous masterpiece. All the spirits are just amazing and have you wishing they were real. The Dust Bunnies, the Totoros, and the Cat Bus are staples of my childhood and have become my child's favorites. This movie has and will stand the test of time and will be hard to match.
Excerpt: What more can be said about MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO? Get this movie. Immediately. Not only one of the best animated features, from Japan or otherwise, this is a thoroughly winning original creation from Hayao Miyazaki about two sisters who discover a gentle forest giant in their backyard. Gorgeously animated and imaginative with an emotionally charged subplot involving the girls' frail mother, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO isn't just a children's story.
Summary: My neighbor Totoro is about 2 young sisters who move to a different country. The bad news is that they live in a haunted house which is very old and looks like it might collapse any second. Also they have a sick mother in the hospital and there father is the only person who can take care of them. Totoro is a giant spirit in which May (the younger sibling) finds out about him. He is a giant spirit who nobody else can see besides May and Sazaki.
Summary: By far the sweetest of the Studio Ghibli films I have seen, My Neighbor Totoro is still a cut above most animated fare. Children are guaranteed to fall in love with this, and adults will find it enjoyable as well.