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My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ), is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize and the Mainichi Film Award for Best Film in 1988.

The film was critically acclaimed and has amassed a worldwide cult following in the years after its release. The film and its titular character, Totoro, have become cultural icons.

Dubbing History

In 1989, Streamline Pictures produced an exclusive dub for use on transpacific flights by Japan Airlines. Troma Films, under their 50th St. Films banner, distributed the dub of the film co-produced by Jerry Beck. This dub was released on VHS and LaserDisc in the United States by Fox Video in 1994 and on DVD in 2002. Because of his disappointment with the result of the heavily edited English version of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Miyazaki would not permit any part of the movie to be edited out, all the names had to remain the same (with the exception being Catbus), the translation had to be as close to the original Japanese as possible, and no part of the movie could be changed for any reason, cultural or linguistic (which was very common at the time) despite creating problems with some English viewers, particularly in explaining the origin of the name "Totoro".

The rights to the original dub expired in 2004 and so, was re-released by Walt Disney Home Entertainment on 7 March 2006 with a new dub cast. This DVD release is the first version of the film in the United States to include both Japanese and English language tracks, as Fox did not have the rights to the Japanese audio track for their version.


Image Character Seiyū Japan Dub Actor United States
Streamline Dub Buena Vista Dub
Satsuki Kusakabe.png Satsuki Kusakabe Noriko Hidaka Lisa Michelson Dakota Fanning
Mei Kusakabe.jpg Mei Kusakabe Chika Sakamoto Cheryl Chase Elle Fanning
Tatsuo Kusakabe.jpg Tatsuo Kusakabe Shigesato Itoi Gregory Snegoff Tim Daly
Mrs.Kusakabe.png Yasuko Kusakabe Sumi Shimamoto Alexandra Kenworthy Lea Salonga
Totoro-tree.jpg Totoro Hitoshi Takagi ¿? Frank Welker
Kanta.jpg Kanta Ogaki Toshiyuki Amagasa Kenneth Hartman Paul Butcher
Granny.jpg Granny Tanie Kitabayashi Natalie Core Pat Carroll
Catbus.jpg Catbus Naoki Tatsuta Carl Macek Frank Welker
Michiko-Totoro.jpg Michiko Chie Kōjiro Brianne Siddall Ashley Rose Orr
Kantas mamma.jpg Mrs. Ogaki Hiroko Maruyama Melanie MacQueen Kath Soucie
Kantas dad.jpg Mr. Ogaki Masashi Hirose Steve Kramer David Midthunder
Farmer-Totoro.jpg Old Farmer Shigeru Chiba Peter Renaday
Miss-Hara.png Miss Hara Machiko Washio Edie Mirman Tress MacNeille
Kantas aunt.jpg Kanta's Aunt Reiko Suzuki Russi Taylor
Otoko.png Otoko Daiki Nakamura Kerrigan Mahan Matt Adler
Ryoko-totoro-47351.jpg Ryouko Yūko Mizutani Lara Cody Bridget Hoffman

Additional Voices

Streamline Dub

Buena Vista Dub

  • Newell Alexander
  • Robert Clotworthy
  • Kimberly Guerrero
  • Kristin Klabunde
  • J.P. Manoux
  • Zahn McClarnon
  • Toochis Morin
  • Katelin Petersen
  • Yvonne Russo
  • Evan Sabara

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Dub Region Country
20th Century Fox 1994 VHS.jpg Streamline NTSC United States United States
1995 VHS.jpg
DVD.jpg 1
Buena Vista
Home Entertainment
2006 Disney
Optimum Releasing 2
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Buena Vista
Home Entertainment
2010 1
United States United States
Optimum Releasing 2012 BD B
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Buena Vista
Home Entertainment
2013 A
United States United States
GKIDS 2017 DVD.jpg 1

External Links

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the WindCastle in the SkyGrave of the FirefliesMy Neighbor TotoroKiki's Delivery ServiceOnly YesterdayPorco RossoPom PokoWhisper of the HeartPrincess MononokeMy Neighbors the YamadasSpirited AwayThe Cat ReturnsHowl's Moving CastleTales from EarthseaPonyoThe Secret World of ArriettyFrom Up on Poppy HillThe Wind RisesThe Tale of the Princess KaguyaWhen Marnie Was ThereEarwig and the Witch


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