‘My Neighbor Totoro’ Returns to Theaters for Its 35th Anniversary

My Neighbor Totoro
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One of the most beloved of director Hayao Miyazaki’s films, My Neighbor Totoro, is getting the big-screen treatment again in honor of its 35th anniversary.

Miyazaki, who cofounded Studio Ghibli in 1985, was also behind such animated cinematic masterpieces as Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke

In 1988’s My Neighbor Totoro, a father and his two young daughters move to the countryside to be closer their mother, who is recuperating at a rural hospital. The house they move into is a real fixer-upper — and it may be haunted — but the girls don’t seem to mind. The family makes friends with their various neighbors, but their lives take a magical turn when the girls encounter “dust sprites,” wood spirits named Totoro, and, of course, a Catbus.


Totoro is a fun, uplifting story for the whole family that sparks the imagination. If you’ve never seen the film on the big screen, it will be shown in dubbed and subtitled versions in select movie theaters from March 25-29 as part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2023.

In addition to the full feature, audiences will get to view exclusive selections from the 2019 documentary series 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki.

My Neighbor Totoro Showtimes
Saturday, March 25 at 3pm (Japanese with Subtitles)
Sunday, March 26 at 4pm (English Dubbed) and 7pm (English Dubbed)
Monday, March 27 at 7pm (English Dubbed)
Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm (Japanese with Subtitles)
Wednesday, March 29 at 7pm (English Dubbed)

Tickets for My Neighbor Totoro and other Ghibli Fest 2023 events can be purchased online at GhibliFest.com, FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.

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