My Neighbor Totoro Blu-ray/DVD
About My Neighbor Totoro Blu-ray/DVD
From award-winning Director Hayao Miyazaki comes My Neighbor Totoro which includes an 8-page Booklet with producer's and director's statements!
Follow the adventures of Satsuki and her four-year-old sister Mei as they discover their new neighbor is a mysterious forest spirit named Totoro who can only be seen by the eyes of a child. As Totoro introduces the girls to his extraordinary friends, they embark on the journey of a lifetime.
Special Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, Behind the Microphone, Textless Opening and End Credits, Creating My Neighbor Totoro, Creating the Characters, The "Totoro" Experience, The Locations of My Neighbor Totoro, Producer's Perspective: Creating Ghibli
- Publisher: SHOUT FACTORY
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese, French
- Subtitle Language: English, French
- Genre: Fantasy
- Themes: Slice of Life
- Age Rating: ALL
- Run Time: 88
- Release Date: 10/17/2017
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
by Alan Rean
This is one of Miyazaki and Ghibli's best films -- moving and heartwarming, with gorgeous animation to boot. Satsuki and Mei are both very likeable without being annoyingly saccharine, and Totoro himself as well as the Cat Bus are truly memorable creations.
I honestly am one of the few who didn't care for the FOX-Streamline dub. It was too shrill and shrieky for my tastes. The Disney dub is much better -- Dakota and Elle Fanning are perfect as the sisters, and thankfully it's less grating on the ears. I still prefer the Japanese version, but honestly the movie's fine either way.
Don't give a low rating for a great movie just because you don't like the dub!
by Frank Guhn
I don't care what anybody says. I for one loved the Disney dub of MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO. My first exposure to the movie was this version, and I fell in love with it just fine. I think it's just nostalgia clouding judgment; Dakota and Elle Fanning are honestly fine as Satsuki and Mei -- the latter especially. Both sound very natural throughout, and give good chemistry.
If you don't like the dub, fine, but don't give a great movie a poor review just because of that. Lastly, the FOX dub... that version WAS... adequate for its time, but is it better than the Disney dub? Honestly, no. The only thing I liked better were the Opening Songs, but the story is otherwise the same, and I don't think either is better or worse, only different. Which one you prefer depends on which you first see.
Anyway, definitely get this movie. Don't be put off by the nostalgic guys. This is a great one, don't let them ruin your chance to see it. It's worth it. Pick either dub and enjoy.
Yes, Disney's dub IS terrible.
Blindly praising Disney's atrocious, horrible, inexcusable, travesty of a perfectly fine film just like the Disney kids that they are. REAL fans DON'T WATCH THE DISNEY DUBS. Watch only the FOX dub. Whoever decided to have a perfect dub redone should be ashamed. The FOX dub was PERFECT. Disney's dub is objectively and officially garbage. No, the WORST DUB OF ALL TIME. Don't watch it. Period.
I praise the Disney dub if I want to
by Richard R
I don't need ANYBODY telling me I have no business being a "true fan" or not to determine if I like the Disney dub or not. This is a beautiful movie, and the dub is honestly fine. The hate against it is exaggerated. Yes, the FOX dub was good, but Disney's dub is in no way bad. It's a good version in its own right. More down-to-earth and low-key, true, but not at all horrible. Honestly, don't listen to those naysayers.
Dub is subjective....
by Ryan K
I don't particularly enjoy when a movie with a preexisting dub is given a new one (as evidenced by Funimation's awful ESCAFLOWNE redub), and I don't particularly like the Disney Ghibli dubs. However, as much as I prefer the FOX dub, I will go out on a limb and say that this one isn't TOO bad. I still like the acting better in the FOX dub, but Dakota and especially Elle Fanning are decent enough as the two sisters. The only wince-worthy moment were the songs; they should have been left alone. I would have liked it better if GKids offered both dubs like Funimation did with AKIRA and ESCAFLOWNE (the only positives of their rereleases), but honestly, TOTORO still deserves 5 stars regardless. The FOX dub is my preference, but Disney's is fine.
GKids's Release of TOTORO Review
by Jon Turner
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO has bounced back and forth from distributors more often than not. In the early 1990s, Troma brought it to theaters with a surprisingly good dub from Streamline Pictures (arguably the best dub they ever did). Then FOX distributed the film on video until 2004 when their rights expired. Disney predictably picked it up and created a new dub featuring Dakota and Elle Fanning (which has received a lot of undeserved hate -- OP/ED songs aside, it's a great dub in its own right), issuing it on DVD and BD on 2006 and 2012, respectively. Now GKids has picked it up and are rereleasing it yet again. The contents are mostly identical to the Disney BD with the exception of the clean opening/closing credits, which is something Disney's BD mysteriously omitted. MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO is a must see no matter what, but if you already own the Disney edition of the BD, the GKids rerelease may not be necessary for you. (And sorry, but the FOX dub isn't on it, either.)
I like it
by Mickey -
If you don't like the English Dub, then watch it in Japanese with English sub. Not my favorite dub, I did enjoy the movie.
Cute as peaches.
Pricier DVD option for those who desire blu-ray compatibility.
This Miyazaki masterpiece has all the trappings of being such: rich worlds with attention to detail, lovely characters that you grow to care about, charming plot and imaginative surprises. Be sure and catch this story of children relating to nature and the world in general in a way that only children can.