All aboard the cat bus! This anime by Hayao Miyazaki was incredibly cute and touching. The two main girls (voiced by Elle and Dakota Fanning) were just adorable. This isn’t your typical animated film where there is a clear cut good vs. evil sort of scenario. It’s just a cute fantasy story of two girls and their dad who move to the country and meet Totoro, a giant Owl-Rabbit creature. The one point of drama in the film is the girls mother is ill in the hospital, but other than that, there are no scary thematic elements throughout the film. Everything is just so lighthearted and cute, you just have to love it! Also, they ride in bus that’s actually a cat. It’s strange, I know, but also pretty awesome!
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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)