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Aro Favourite My Neighbour Totoro


aka: Tonari no Totoro
Japan 1988, 87 minutes
Dir. Hayao Miyazaki
In Japanese with English subtitles
Rating: [G]
Genres: Family / Fantasy, Animation

Topics: Studio Ghibli.


Aroview: Dir. Miyazaki’s first huge hit in Japan is a model family film: realistic characters responding to realistic crises in a realistic way, though still imbued with a coherent fantastical vision.

Two girls who move to the country to be near their ailing mother discover an enchanted world in a nearby forest, which only they can perceive. Created with hugely satisfying visual panache and overall intelligence that fans of Miyazaki are sure to recognise.

New local release edition features both subtitles and a quality new English dub.

NZ International Film Festival 2004
Adopt-a-Movie Kindly Adopted by Samantha McCosh

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DVD Features

The subtitled Hong Kong import features an "Animation/Comic Switching featurette".

The dubbed version has no extra features.
Local release edition features TBA.

  • aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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