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My Neighbor Totoro

29 June 2024

In the Playhouse


Japan | 1988 | Japanese with English subtitles | Animation

When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

Sheer enchantment.

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Hayao Miyazaki’s magical world

Endlessly lovable and bursting with imagination, Studio Ghibli master Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro (1988) is rightfully considered one of the greatest animations of all time. Two young girls, Satsuki and Mei, have moved with their father into a new home in the country, while their mother recovers from illness in a nearby hospital. To their surprise, they soon discover that they share this home with some rather unusual creatures and even stranger neighbours – forest guardians that the girls dub Totoro. When trouble occurs, their new friends help them rediscover hope.

Presented by Sydney Opera House


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Cast and credits


Director, writer 
Hayao Miyazaki

Toru Hara

Production company 
Studio Ghibli


Hitoshi Takagi 
as Totoro (voice)

Noriko Hidaka 
as Satsuki (voice)

Chika Sakamoto 
as Mei (voice)

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