My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Japan | PG | Anime, Fantasy | English, Japanese | 94
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

One of Studio Ghibli’s most iconic films in this beloved family classic from legendary director Hayao Miyazaki. Two young girls, Satsuki and Mei, move with their father to a new house in the countryside. But country life is not so simple as it seems, as they soon discover the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, most notably a family of Totoros, gigantic but gentle bear-like forest spirits that can only be seen by children. The Totoros introduce the girls to a series of new adventures, including a ride aboard the Cat Bus, in this all-ages animated masterpiece that brought Studio Ghibli and Japanese animation to a new global audience.