My Neighbor Totoro

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My Neighbor Totoro ★★½ 1988 (G)

Rather gooey Japanese animated movie about Satsuki and her younger sister Lucy, whose new house in the country is filled with magic, including a friendly creature named Totoro. Totoro is a cuddly, if weird, mix of bear, owl, and seal, with whiskers and a gentle roar. He can fly, has a magic bus, and can only be seen by children. Naturally, every time the two girls get into mischief Totoro is there to rescue them. Dubbed into English. 76m/C VHS, DVD . JPD: Hayao Miyazaki; W: Hayao Miyazaki; V: Frank Welker, Lea Salonga, Timothy Daly, Paul Butcher, Pat Carroll.