On its original theatrical release in Japan, it was double-featured with Grave of the Fireflies as the film was believed to be too big a financial risk as a standalone release.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Man, that must have been a hell of an emotional experience. I wonder which order they played in?
Studio Ghibli Nisshin Commercial
Isao Takahata’s super pretty new movie
Ghibli announces 72-year-old’s retirement after The Wind Rises, Ponyo, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Porco Rosso, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Totoro, Laputa, Nausicaa
I guess you can’t demand much more than 11 brilliant features from one guy!
I got to go to a real(not just me at home) screening of My Neighbour Totoro earlier today.
It’s the sweetest dang thing. It was cool to overhear kids talking about it afterwards, everyone I know who’s seen it is an adult!
Grave of the Fireflies and Monsters U are here too in the next week or so
Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)