Well I've been sick for the past week so what better time than to catch up on some anime? So comes up the recent release by Disney MY Neighbor Totoro
written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Here is a whimsical tale of two young sisters, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to be closer to their mother who is ill and in the hospital. One day while Satsuki is at school, Mei goes exploring the property and discovers Totoro's nest in the giant tree in the nearby woods. Though the adults pretty much humor her when she describes Totoro, thinking it's just her childish imagination acting out some myths. This is just a sweet tale about these girls with how they cope with their mother's illness and dealing with day to day life.
This new two disc release by Disney features redubbing with Dakota and Elle Fanning, Tim Daly, Pat Carroll, and Frank Welker. The Fanning sisters play really well off of each other as can be seen in Behind the Microphone featurette. This set also includes An Insider's Look at the Film's Artistry, Original Japanese trailer, Clean Opening and Closing. A wanted feature not included on the Troma version is the option of Japanese with English subtitles.
This movie was much loved during it's original release as can be seen with the mascot for Studio Ghibli. Now, I can only recommend it to be loved further with this new release.
Boma at 9:33 PM