My Neighbor Totoro

[My Neighbor Totoro]
Deep inside a tree trunk, two children discover a fascinating new world inhabited by Totoros, amazing, charming creatures who become their friends. Some are big, some are small, but all of them are furry, loveable and ready to do wondrous, magical fly over mountains and make giant trees grow in the middle of the night!

Average Rating

Average Ratings: 94
Number of Review Sites: 14

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"I won't stop saying it. My Neighbor Totoro is a wonderful movie."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 5 stars (out of 5)

"In fact this is one of the most charming and absorbing movies in anime for people of all ages. "
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - exemplary

"My Neighbor Totoro is an absolutely wonderful story, crafted by one of the best animation directors alive today."
Anime News Network (Christopher McDonald) - A

"I've seen it so many times now in so many different forms but each time it still contains some of the magic to it that keeps it alive and pleasurable to watch."
Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - A

"...a delightful and heart-warming tale that extols good old-fashioned values such as close family ties, friendship, and neighborliness."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)

"I can think of no better children’s film to share with your family."
DVD Talk (Jason Bovberg) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)

"We thank Disney for finally giving this disc its due."
DVD Verdict (Mike Pinsky) - 97 (out of 100)

"Miyazaki always creates films that will fascinate the young, while all along captivating those older."
IGN (Dan Iverson) - 8 (out of 10)

"[My Neighbor Totoro is] sweet but not cloying, emotional but not melodramatic, and, above all, it's just plain fun."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - A+

"My Neighbor Totoro is proof that children's movies don't need a big, bad, evil villain to make them work."
Sequential Tart (Jennifer M. Contino) - 8 (out of 10)

"I sat with a goofy grin on my face the whole time this thing was on, and the grin didn't go away for even hours after the flick was over. "
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Raphael See) - 5 stars (out of 5)

"It's a fun movie for the whole family to enjoy."
The Anime Cafe (Akio Nagatomi, Jane Nagatomi) - 5 stars (out of 5)

"...a delightful experience."
The Anime Critic (Pete Harcoff) - 4 stars (out of 5)

"TOTORO is Hayao Miyazaki's most simple film, but it is also arguably his best."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A+