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My Neighbor Totoro [DVD/Blu-Ray]

by TerriAnn
My Neighbor Totoro Disney DVD Blu-ray 25th Anniversary

My Neighbor Totoro DVD Blu-ray 2-Disc Combo, Review Product Provided…

A classic family film that many might not know of is My Neighbor Totoro. This Japanese animation (anime) full-length feature was directed by the famed Hayao Mitazaki and, since being brought over by Disney with a dubbed soundtrack, has won the hearts of many families here in the US. My Neighbor Totoro is a heartwarming tale of childhood imagination and the special bond between sisters. It’s cute, sweet, quirky, and I love Totoro and Cat Bus (I’ve had those magnets for years)!

My Neighbor Totoro Disney DVD Blu-ray 25th Anniversary

To celebrate it’s 25th anniversary, Disney is now releasing My Neighbor Totoro for the first time on Blu-Ray. You’re sure to fall in love with it as much as we have. It’s great to see a movie my family has enjoyed for so long get a digital makeover with enhanced sound and interesting extras.

What is the film about? Here’s a summary and trailer to give you a better idea of the story:

Lauded as “one of the most beloved of all family films” by critic Roger Ebert, “My Neighbor Totoro” is the heartwarming story of sisters Satsuki (voiced by Dakota Fanning) and Mei (voiced by Elle Fanning). Much to their delight, when Satsuki and her four-year-old sister Mei move into a new home in the countryside, they discover that their new neighbor is a mysterious forest creature called Totoro—who can be seen only through the eyes of children. Totoro introduces them to extraordinary characters—including a catbus—and takes them on an incredible journey.

Blu-ray Bonus Features include:

  • Original Japanese Storyboards
  • Behind the Studio
  • Creating “My Neighbor Totoro”
  • Creating the Characters
  • The Totoro Experience
  • Producer’s Perspective: Creating Ghibli
  • The Locations of Totoro
  • Scoring Miyazaki
  • Original Japanese Trailer
  • Behind the Microphone

My Neighbor Totoro (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) is available to purchase now for $39.99. All the bonus features are on the Blu-ray disc so, if you don’t have a Blu-ray player, I would suggest you get the My Neighbor Totoro 2-Disc DVD instead.

I received the above-mentioned item at no cost for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving June 1, 2013 - 10:43 pm

I love Hayao Mitazaki! I’ve seen everything he’s done and hubs and I both love this movie.

Emily @FamilyNLifeLV June 1, 2013 - 11:16 pm

I will be getting this – Mitaaki is amazing!

Leilani June 1, 2013 - 11:24 pm

I’ve never heard of My Neighbor Totoro before.

Maryann June 2, 2013 - 3:37 am

that sounds like a lovely story.

Jenn June 2, 2013 - 7:03 am

I have never watched anime. I might give it a shot if Disney is behind it though!

Kathleen June 2, 2013 - 11:01 am

How have I not heard of this! Looks like a cool movie!

Tiff @ Babes and Kids June 2, 2013 - 11:30 am

This show sounds like it has a lot of great imagination, everything is better through a child’s eyes.

nicole @Nicky_Olea June 2, 2013 - 1:33 pm

Awesome! LOVE this one!

Angela June 2, 2013 - 4:09 pm

Loving those magnets! My family just watched this over the weekend and really enjoyed it.

Mellisa June 2, 2013 - 6:34 pm

I’ve never heard of this but my daughter would LOVE it!

Theresa June 2, 2013 - 8:39 pm

My kids would love this.

Lolo June 2, 2013 - 9:42 pm

This sounds amazing!

Courtney June 6, 2013 - 3:27 pm

M would love this for her collection!

LyndaS June 7, 2013 - 4:20 pm

I had never heard of this movie before.

nicole @nicky_olea June 8, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Brought my boys back to show them the video – now they want me to order it! LOL!! Will do!

Donna June 11, 2013 - 6:05 pm

I’m not familiar with this movie… sounds good though. I bet my niece would love it.

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