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Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.
MPAA Rating G
Release Date 1988-04-16
Runtime 86 minutes
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positivewriter shared a tip "The most childlike movie I think I'll ever watch"
pvc213 shared a tip "Will hit the big screen this week in select theaters! I know I'll be there 💙"
zach_gallegos shared a tip "Perfect animation with a beautiful soundtrack, a childhood favorite"
phoenix_3520 shared a tip "I love this it’s so cute I love the totoro"
mindi_ratcliff shared a tip "Love this movie ♡ It was the first anime movie that I ever watched. Such a classic!!"
cassie_mcconnell shared a tip "This is the most beautiful, cozy, and sweetest film I've ever seen! Could not stop smiling while watching it! 💙🌱🌌"
natalie_poitras shared a tip "Second favorite movie!! ❤❤❤ love the imagination of a child. Never grow up!"
rebecca_f_4576 shared a tip "An all-time family favorite. I introduced to my children when they were little as an alternative to TV cartoons."
revelia shared a tip "Super cute movie! I enjoyed the animation and OST"
ferreginaa shared a tip "Relaxing 😌"
laurence_poirier shared a tip "Sooo cute!"
rachel_kass shared a tip "I absolutely love this movie, top five at least!"
makailee_turner shared a tip "It has amazing children characters and the art is amazing. Can see why this is their most famous movie."
kay_doyle shared a tip "Wonderful! I love it"
rea_h shared a tip "I love every part!"
alisa_urgent shared a tip "i haven’t seen it in years but i remember always being fascinated by the parts with the catbus :)"
humblebeejess shared a tip "It’s a tie with this one and spirited away 😊"
emily_hillard shared a tip "It’s one of my favorite #ghibli films- enjoy!"
insn3 shared a tip "From studio ghibli? Or in general?"
unshaken_productions shared a tip "I always feel so peaceful watching Ghibli movies."
Ali-Chi shared a tip "Just some comfort food. Also the dad is kinda a baddie"
auggie_gray_vitalich shared a tip "Super fun the mystery in the beginning was great 👍"
ana_blanco_2702 shared a tip "It was one of those stories that really tugs on your heartstrings and whisks you away to a fantasy world."
luna_delacruz shared a tip "very cute i love it so much it’s a good movie"
m._craft shared a tip "A cute kids movie to just vibe to"
dana_chance shared a tip "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE"
Isamonkey shared a tip "Such a perfect family movie, a lot of heart and soul in that movie!!"
mariano_arellano shared a tip "It's a perfect family movie, it's funny, and sad."
kayla_collado shared a tip "My favorite Studio Ghibli movie so far :)"
ara_walnut shared a tip "⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"