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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

  • Starring: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto
  • Director: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
  • Rating: G
  • Running Time: 84 min.

These FREE screenings are part of MOXIE FLIX, a monthly series focusing on essential films for kids to see before they turn 13.

SUMMARY: This superbly animated children’s tale is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, one of Japan’s most beloved animators. The story follows Satsuke and Mei, two young girls who find that their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros.

A thorough, spoiler-filled Parent’s Guide can be found here.

Made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

"Miyazaki's appreciation of miraculous possibilities and childhood visions is what drives Totoro."
- John Hartl, Seattle Times
"Sheer enchantment."
- Ted Shen, Chicago Reader
"Here is a children's film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times