Film review: My Neighbour Totoro

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

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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.