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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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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How does the fact that the mother’s health concerns are never explained in the movie contribute to the sense of seeing the world through the children’s eyes? What other ways do the film’s creators capture that feeling?

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