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.
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.
|Streamline Dub||Buena Vista Dub|
|Satsuki Kusakabe||Noriko Hidaka||Lisa Michelson||Dakota Fanning|
|Mei Kusakabe||Chika Sakamoto||Cheryl Chase||Elle Fanning|
|Tatsuo Kusakabe||Shigesato Itoi||Gregory Snegoff||Tim Daly|
|Yasuko Kusakabe||Sumi Shimamoto||Alexandra Kenworthy||Lea Salonga|
|Totoro||Hitoshi Takagi||¿?||Frank Welker|
|Kanta Ogaki||Toshiyuki Amagasa||Kenneth Hartman||Paul Butcher|
|Granny||Tanie Kitabayashi||Natalie Core||Pat Carroll|
|Catbus||Naoki Tatsuta||Carl Macek||Frank Welker|
|Michiko||Chie Kōjiro||Brianne Siddall||Ashley Rose Orr|
|Mrs. Ogaki||Hiroko Maruyama||Melanie MacQueen||Kath Soucie|
|Mr. Ogaki||Masashi Hirose||Steve Kramer||David Midthunder|
|Old Farmer||Shigeru Chiba||Peter Renaday|
|Miss Hara||Machiko Washio||Edie Mirman||Tress MacNeille|
|Kanta's Aunt||Reiko Suzuki||Russi Taylor|
|Otoko||Daiki Nakamura||Kerrigan Mahan||Matt Adler|
|Ryouko||Yūko Mizutani||Lara Cody||Bridget Hoffman|
Buena Vista Dub
- My Neighbor Totoro (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- My Neighbor Totoro at the Internet Movie Database