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Still shot from the movie: My Neighbor Totoro.

My Neighbor Totoro

In this quietly charming, animated tale, two sisters (voiced by real-life siblings Elle and Dakota Fanning) move to the country to be closer to their hospitalized mother. In their new home the girls meet some magical creatures called Totoros and have amazing adventures. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A
Violence: A
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 82
Theater Release: 15 Apr 1988
Video Release: 21 May 2013
MPAA Rating: G
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Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and his company Studio Ghibli have produced other movies acclaimed for their animation, such as Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away. Sisters look out for one another in the Shirley Temple classic film, Curly Top.

Home Video Extra Features

Blu-ray Notes: My Neighbor Totoro

Release date: May 21, 2013

My Neighbor Totoro releases on Blu-ray with the following extras:

- Behind the Microphone

- Behind the Studio

- Original Japanese Storyboards

- Original Japanese Trailer

DVD Release Date: 14 March 2006

With a newly recorded English audio track (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo) My Neighbor Totoro reappears in the home entertainment marketplace as a 2-disc set. The DVD package includes the original Japanese soundtrack (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo) and theatrical trailer, the complete storyboards set to the movie’s soundtrack, as well as the opening and closing animation without credits. A short featurette gives viewers a chance to go Behind the Microphone with sisters Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning when they recorded their voices. A French language audio track (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo) is also available, with subtitles in English, Japanese and French.

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