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Film review: My Neighbour Totoro

Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Voices Toshiyuki Amagasa, Shigeru Chiba, 86mins

Two young girls move house after their mother is hospitalised, and make the acquaintance of the wood sprites and the cat- bus who live at the bottom of their garden.

This charming, gentle, Alice in Wonderland-ish magical-realist children's film was one of the Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki's early successes, and the adorable giant furry thingamy Totoro became the logo of his company, Studio Ghibli.