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Hayao Miyazaki

My Neighbor Totoro


When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

  • Director: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Main Cast: Noriko Hidaka, Shigesato Itoi, Chika Sakamoto, Hitoshi Takagi
  • Soundtrack: Joe Hisaishi
  • Cinematography: Hisao Shirai
  • Screenplay: Hayao Miyazaki

Original title in Japan is となりのトトロ.

  • Cinema Premiere: July 13, 1988

What do the critics think?


3 reviews of My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

  • 1. Moviezine
    10 / 10

    I can't swear that "My Neighbor Totoro" is the world's best children's movie, but I find it very hard to think of many films that are better. - Marika Lövström

    Swedish: One of the world's best films for children

  • 2. Russin
    10 / 10

    All children and all adults who have kept their sense for fairy tales should see "My Neighbor Totoro". Other adults should also see it to regain that sense, at least for a short, magical moment. - Andreas Hallgren

    Swedish: »

  • 3. Dagens Nyheter
    6 / 10

    In a magical, drawn-out sequence at a bus stop in the forest during a rainy downpour with a toad hopping by, a Mei dozing off, a street lamp turning on, and a troll scratching its belly, childhood poetry is so compact that even a broken adult sees everything as if for the first time. - Kerstin Gezelius

    Swedish: »

World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

My Neighbor Totoro has earned a total of 30 574 632 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).