Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトト)

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A story about two sister's adventure on their encounter with the spirits of the forest.

It starts with the family moving to the country side to be near their mother's hospital. Who was confine due to some illness. As the children roam the house, they encountered the dust spirits, who would quickly shun away from the light. A few days after, the younger sister Mei was playing outside the garden when she saw two ears of what seems to be from a white rabbit, following them she fell in a tree and met Totoro. Which later her father explain to her must be the keeper of the forest.

Satsuki the eldest after hearing it would also like to meet Totoro, but the chance came much later during the night, as they waited for their father's bus to arrive. And both girls was delighted that they were able to meet Totoro again, and they even received a gift from him after Satsuki lend him her umbrella.

Each time the girls was in a fix Totoro would be there to comfort them. Totoro's help gave them strength to face the emotional hardship they encountered while waiting for their mother's return.

From Studio Ghibli
Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Released on 1988 in Japan and later by Walt Disney pictures
Won the Best Film in Mainichi Film Award and Animage Anime Grand Prix prize in 1988


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