Movie Cast . Hayao Miyazaki It is the third animated short film made exclusively for the museum, following "The Whale Hunt and "Koro's Big Day Out". The film has grossed over $41 million at the worldwide box office as of September 2019, in addition to generating approximately $277 million from home video sales and $1.142 billion from licensed merchandise sales, adding up to approximately $1.46 billion in total lifetime revenue. Totoro has only a leaf on his head for protection against the rain, so Satsuki offers him the umbrella she had taken for her father. All is happy at Mei's house. When she eats a Japanese caramel cube candy, a mini whirlwind suddenly comes spinning her dress. Totoro is delighted and gives her a bundle of nuts and seeds in return. The house is inhabited by tiny creatures called susuwatari—small, dark, dust-like house spirits seen when moving from light to dark places. Films banner, distributed the dub of the film as a theatrical release, and was later released onto VHS by Fox Video. Two months have passed after her mother returned from the hospital. Starring (lyrics by Rieko Nakagawa, performed by Azumi Inoue), (lyrics by Rieko Nakagawa, performed by Azumi Inoue and the Suginami Children's Choir). Mei falls asleep on Satsuki's back, and Totoro appears beside them, allowing Satsuki to see him for the first time. The Catbus shows up, and Mei opens a window to let the Kittenbus follow the catbus into the air. Try out MyAnimeList's free streaming service of fully licensed anime! RocketNews24 on people learning about "Totoro" sequel. While the melody sounded simple, it was actually composed of a complicated rhythm. 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[6] My Neighbor Totoro was also the highest-ranking animated film on the 2012 Sight & Sound critics' poll of all-time greatest films. Time Out's 50 greatest animated films, with added commentary by Terry Gilliam. I wanted to make it a little more interesting and impressive." Do not buy this expecting the shorts shown at the Ghibli Museum like "Mei & the Kittenbus"! It has been two months after her mother returns from the hospital. [9], Art director Kazuo Oga was drawn to the film when Hayao Miyazaki showed him an original image of Totoro standing in a satoyama. All is well at Mei's home. VIP. The Kittenbus appears on his head and Mei asks the Kittenbus, "Is this your grandma?" The main attraction is probably the 1995 music video "On Your Mark" directed by Miyazaki, which I've never seen on any other disc release. [citation needed] It was preceded by the Image Song CD, released in 1987, which contains some songs that were not included in the film.[60]. Mei and the Kittenbus (Mei And The Kittenbus) (2002) Theatrical Cartoon by Dave Koch BCDB Rating: " Mei and the Kittenbus " has not yet received enough votes to be rated. [23] Disney's English-language dub premiered on October 23, 2005; it then appeared at the 2005 Hollywood Film Festival. "I made this song with the feeling of Mei's character... 'Tararirara'... that is Mei's theme." The film—which stars the voice actors Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, and Hitoshi Takagi—tells the story of a professor's two young daughters (Satsuki and Mei) and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in post-war rural Japan. In his review, Ebert declared "My Neighbor Totoro is based on experience, situation and exploration—not on conflict and threat", and described its appeal: ... it would never have won its worldwide audience just because of its warm heart. This dub was released to United States theaters in 1993, on VHS and laserdisc in the United States by Fox Video in 1994, and on DVD in 2002. The kittenbus then shows her the biggest Catbus that lives there. "[34], Matthew Leyland of Sight & Sound reviewed the DVD released in 2006, "Miyazaki's family fable is remarkably light on tension, conflict and plot twists, yet it beguiles from beginning to end... what sticks with the viewer is the every-kid credibility of the girls' actions as they work, play and settle into their new surroundings." $132.45. Blog entry regarding rumors of "My Neighbor Totoro" sequel in the works since 1999. The spirits move apart to reveal Totoro, who is very happy to see her. Leyland praised the DVD transfer of the film, but noted that the disc lacked a look at the film's production, instead being overabundant with storyboards. Produced by Studio As the sequel to a beloved classic, Miyazaki stated, “This piece was made specially for children.” This was possibly the last film of Hitoshi Takagi, the voice of Totoro, before his death and is the only direct sequel made to any Ghibli film. Mei and the Kittenbus (めいとこねこバス Mei to Konekobasu?) Joe Hisaishi returned to score the project. Mei introduces herself as the Kittenbus' friend, and proceeds to feed her a caramel cube. It turns out to be a Kittenbus. It depends on a situation instead of a plot, and suggests that the wonder of life and the resources of imagination supply all the adventure you need. The dual billing was considered "one of the most moving and remarkable double bills ever offered to a cinema audience".[15]. [17] Overall, the film has grossed $30,476,708 overseas,[18] for a total of $41,076,708 at the worldwide box office. Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy Story is about Mei and her friend the kittenbus (the child of the original catbus from My Neighbor Totoro). Hayao Miyazaki wrote and directed Mei and the Kittenbus, which takes place after My Neighbor Totoro and features a younger Catbus. The rights to this dub expired in 2004, so it was re-released by Walt Disney Home Entertainment on March 7, 2006[1] with a new dub cast. "[10]:103 The character of Mei was modeled on Miyazaki's niece. The girls plant the seeds. Totoro appears. [5] A similar list compiled by the editors of Time Out ranked the film number 3. Oga and Miyazaki debated the palette of the film, Oga seeking to paint black soil from Akita Prefecture and Miyazaki preferring the color of red soil from the Kantō region. Actors. [12], Oga's work on My Neighbor Totoro led to his continued involvement with Studio Ghibli. Two of the eight songs are new melodies, with the first being the scene where Mei offers the Kittenbus a piece of caramel candy. Troma Films, under their 50th St. [55] Chika Sakamoto, who voiced Mei in Totoro, returned to voice Mei in this short. Mei and the Kittenbus (めいとこねこバス, Mei to Konekobasu) is a 2002 thirteen-minute sequel to My Neighbor Totoro, written and directed by Miyazaki. The songs for the new dub retained the same translation as the previous dub, but were sung by Sonya Isaacs. [35], Phillip E. Wegner makes a case for the film being an example of alternative history citing the utopian-like setting of the anime.[36]. Synopsis Mei has an adventure with a Kittenbus and her relatives. My Neighbor Totoro (Japanese: となりのトトロ, Hepburn: Tonari no Totoro) is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten. The director challenged Oga to raise his standards, and Oga's experience with My Neighbor Totoro jump-started the artist's career. My Neighbor Totoro (Japanese: となりのトトロ, Hepburn: Tonari no Totoro) is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten. Recommend this. "[38] The Financial Times recognized the character's appeal, commenting that "[Totoro] is more genuinely loved than Mickey Mouse could hope to be in his wildest—not nearly so beautifully illustrated—fantasies. In 2003, the film was screened for John Lasseter and his staff during Miyazaki's visit to Pixar in California, as seen in the DVD special, "Lasseter-San, Arigato!". [52][53] A hardcover light novel written by Tsugiko Kubo and illustrated by Hayao Miyazaki was released by Viz in 2013.[54]. Free shipping . It tells the story of Mei and her friend the kittenbus (the child of the original catbus from My Neighbor Totoro). [7] The character made multiple cameo appearances in a number of Studio Ghibli films and video games and also serves as the mascot for the studio and is recognized as one of the most popular characters in Japanese animation. [41] Totoro makes a cameo appearance in the Pixar film Toy Story 3 (2010);[42] the film's art director Daisuke Tsutsumi is married to Miyazaki's niece, who was the original inspiration for the character Mei in My Neighbour Totoro. The story takes place two months after Mei Kusakabe's mother returns from the hospital (where she resides for the majority of Totoro). in which the Kittenbus meows back. Hide ads with . User Ratings: 65 ratings have been given [ details ] Totoro also makes a return appearance. Chika Sakamoto, who was aged 50 at the time, reprised her role as Mei some fourteen years after the original. The susuwatari are called "black soots" in early subtitles and "soot sprites" in the later English dubbed version. Film critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times identified My Neighbor Totoro as one of his "Great Movies", calling it "one of the lovingly hand-crafted works of Hayao Miyazaki". Mei and the Kittenbus follow them for a while, then return to Mei's house. Numerous licensed merchandise of Totoro have been sold in Japan for decades after the film's release. Animism is a large theme in this film according to Eriko Ogihara-Schuck. Thousands of Japanese Twitter users shocked to learn of Ghibli follow-up. It is listed as a "must-see" by Metacritic. Mei meets a Kitten Bus and they become fast friends. It was shown briefly in the United States in 2006 to honor the North American release of fellow Miyazaki film Spirited Away[57] and at a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fundraiser a few days later. The film chronicles their adventure during which they fly into the forest with many other catbus-like vehicles, including buses and trains. The film won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize and the Mainichi Film Award and Kinema Junpo Award for Best Film in 1988. The environmental journal Ambio described the influence of My Neighbor Totoro, "[It] has served as a powerful force to focus the positive feelings that the Japanese people have for satoyama and traditional village life." Mei to Konekobasu The DVD was re-released on July 16, 2014, using the remastered print from the Blu-ray and having the Disney produced English dub instead of Streamline's. Picking up two months after the events of Totoro, little sister Mei encounters and traps a little “whirlwind,” who turns out to be tiny Kittenbus (child of the infamous Catbus). In Japan, the film sold 3.5 million VHS and DVD units as of April 2012,[25] equivalent to approximately ¥16,100 million ($202 million) at an average retail price of ¥4,600 (¥4,700 on DVD and ¥4,500 on VHS). [29] In total, the film's home video releases have sold 7.8 million units and grossed approximately $277 million in Japan and the United States. Kittenbus (こねこバ, Konekobasu) is a main character in Mei and the Kittenbus. "It's interesting because it has an ethnic feel." [9] Moreover, Ogihara-Schuck writes that when Mei returns from her encounter with Totoro her father takes Mei and her sister to the shrine to greet and thank Totoro. The giant cat liner leaves while Totoro stays behind. A giant, bus-shaped cat halts at the stop, and Totoro boards it and leaves. "[33] Stephen Holden of The New York Times described the 1993 translation as "very visually handsome", and believed that the film was "very charming" when "dispensing enchantment". Mei is just small enough to ride in the kittenbus, which is only big enough to stir up dust devils, rather than making whole fields of rice sway in its breeze. Mei and the Kittenbus (めいとこねこバス, Mei to Konekobasu) is a thirteen-minute sequel to My Neighbor Totoro, written and directed by Miyazaki. In 2004, Walt Disney Pictures produced an all new English dub of the film to be released after the rights to the Streamline dub had expired. Mei has an adventure with a Kittenbus and her relatives. It turns out to be a kittenbus. Directed by [1], A main-belt asteroid, discovered on December 31, 1994, was named 10160 Totoro after the film's central character. Totoro appears. Mei goes outside to a little stone hill and watches the skies. The film—which stars the voice actors Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, and Hitoshi Takagi—tells the story of a professor's two young daughters (Satsuki and Mei) and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in post-war rural Japan. The soundtrack, Mei and the Kittenbus (めいとこねこバス サウンドトラック , Mei to Konekobasu Saundotorakku) was released under the Museo d'Arte Ghibli label and sold exclusively at the Mamma Aiuto shop in the Ghibli Museum on October 2, 2002. This DVD release is the first version of the film in the United States to include both Japanese and English language tracks. She gives Mei a lick and she licks her back. "[43], A four-volume series of ani-manga books, which use color images and lines directly from the film, was published in Japan in May 1988 by Tokuma. In 1993, Fox Video released the Streamline Pictures dub of My Neighbor Totoro on VHS and LaserDisc in the United States and was later released to DVD in 2002. [9] This is a common practice in the Shinto tradition following an encounter with a kami. [58], The Tonari no Totoro Soundtrack was originally released in Japan on May 1, 1988 by Tokuma Shoten. Year: 2002. "The sequence was determined through permutations and combinations determined by the time sheets. Add Your Vote Now ! My Neighbor Totoro ranked 41st in Empire magazine's "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema" in 2010[3] while Totoro was ranked 18th on Empire's 50 Best Animated Film Characters list. Check In. The bus then whisks them over the countryside to see Yasuko in the hospital. Toshio Suzuki [10]:82 The ultimate product was described by Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki: "It was nature painted with translucent colors."[11]. [22] The songs for the Streamline version of Totoro were sung by Cassie Byram. Her disappearance prompts Satsuki and the neighbors to search for her. Miyazaki himself did the voice of the Neko Ba-chan as well as Totoro. The newspaper described the final product: Set in a period that is both modern and nostalgic, the film creates a fantastic, yet strangely believable universe of supernatural creatures coexisting with modernity. He is like a home for all the other Totoros, a place where they all gather. The film's central character Totoro was used as a mascot by the Japanese "Totoro Hometown Fund Campaign" to preserve areas of satoyama in the Saitama Prefecture. [50][51] A 176-page art book containing conceptual art from the film and interviews with the production staff was released by Tokuma on July 15, 1988 and, in English translation, by Viz on November 8, 2005. [32], The 1993 translation was not as well received as the 2006 translation. Films banner, distributed the dub of the film co-produced by Jerry Beck. Miyazaki uses Totoro as a part of his Studio Ghibli company logo. The Disney version was initially released on DVD in the United States on March 7, 2006, but is now out of print. Mei and the Kittenbus Mei goes outside to a little stone hill and watches the skies. Joe Hisaishi fansite featuring an interview with Hisaishi on composing "Mei and Kittenbus". Mei and the Kittenbus Ghibli Museum Short Film Program CD from Japan. As is the case with Disney's other English dubs of Miyazaki films, the Disney version of Totoro features a star-heavy cast, including Dakota and Elle Fanning as Satsuki and Mei, Timothy Daly as Mr. Kusakabe, Pat Carroll as Granny, Lea Salonga as Mrs. Kusakabe, and Frank Welker as Totoro and Catbus. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. It also received the Special Award at the Blue Ribbon Awards in the same year. "[30] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average rating of 86 out of 100, based on 15 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". Miyazaki's film was financed by executive producer Yasuyoshi Tokuma, and both My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies were released on the same bill in 1988. The Kittenbus is scared and tries to escape the room at first, but bonds with Mei after she gives him a caramel cube to eat with her. Mei and the Kittenbus. October 2002 Hayao Miyazaki himself did the voice of … Add to list. Shortly after, Tatsuo's bus arrives. Art Directed by Uploading this here because YouTube blocked it the first time I uploaded it! Want to watch the anime Mei to Koneko Bus (Mei and the Baby Cat Bus)? Chika Sakamoto He's supposedly the forest keeper, but that's only a half-baked idea, a rough approximation. Character sheet for the Kittenbus with Mei inside it. Find out more with MyAnimeList, the world's most active online anime and manga community and database. The Catbuses drop their passengers off, and the Kittenbus drops Mei off with them. According to image researcher Seiji Kano, by 2005 the film's total box office gross receipts in Japan amounted to ¥1,170,000,000 (equivalent to ¥1,224,770,916 in 2019). Mei and the Kittenbus was created in 2002 and written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki himself. Joe Hisaishi [44][45] The series was licensed for English language release in North America by Viz Media, which released the books from November 10, 2004, through February 15, 2005. The CD primarily features the musical score used in the film composed by Joe Hisaishi, except for five vocal pieces performed by Azumi Inoue. The film tells the lighthearted story of Mei and her adventures with the Kittenbus, a child version of the Catbus. [3], The other new theme composed by Hisaishi is the scene involving several cat buses entering the forest. One night they have an adventure in which they fly into the forest with many other cat-based vehicles, including many buses and trains. The whirlwind chases after Mei and she runs back into the house where she manages to trap the whirlwind. The website's critical consensus states, “My Neighbor Totoro is a heartwarming, sentimental masterpiece that captures the simple grace of childhood. In desperation, Satsuki returns to the camphor tree and pleads for Totoro's help. [46][47][48][49] A 111-page picture book based on the film and aimed at younger readers was released by Tokuma on June 28, 1988 and, in a 112-page English translation, by Viz on November 8, 2005. It has been considered the museum's most popular short film. The whole short is exclusively featured at the Ghibli Museum and was written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. This is the story of Mei and her friend the kittenbus (the child of the catbus from My Neighbor Totoro). She jokingly said, "I've grown up since then." Follow. Mei has an adventure with a Kittenbus and her relatives. "That scene is a big turning point in the story. Following the success of "Spirited Away" and the opening of the Ghibli Museum in 2001, Hayao Miyazaki began storyboard work for this film. Mei does not take this well and argues with Satsuki, later leaving for the hospital to bring fresh corn to Yasuko. It was produced by John Daly and Derek Gibson, with co-producer Jerry Beck. Mei to Koneko basu (2002) 13min | Animation, Short, Comedy A Kittenbus puppy, the cat-shaped bus that is one of the protagonists of My neighbor Totoro, becomes a great friend of little Mei and with her lives an incredible night adventure in the forest [12], In several of Miyazaki's initial conceptual watercolors, as well as on the theatrical release poster and on later home video releases, only one young girl is depicted, rather than two sisters. Joe Hisaishi completed the soundtrack on August 2002, which notably reprises many themes from the original "My Neighbor Totoro". In 1988, US-based company Streamline Pictures produced an exclusive English language dub of the film for use as an in-flight movie on Japan Airlines flights. From the official pamphlet of "Mei and the Kitten Bus". Mei and the Kittenbus, one of the most adorable film concepts of all time, runs just under 14 minutes long and is a delight from start to finish. Studio Ghibli The FLIIST is a social cataloging platform with interests and recommendations, providing a convenient toolkit for collecting your favorite things and sharing them with everybody. The girls join in and the seeds grow into an enormous tree. [4] Kei Yasui and Yuko Shoji played the Crumhorn, while New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra performed the soundtrack.[5]. Miyazaki teased the appearance of the Kittenbus prior to its release. [39] The fund, started in 1990 after the film's release, held an auction in August 2008 at Pixar Animation Studios to sell over 210 original paintings, illustrations, and sculptures inspired by My Neighbor Totoro. Totoro was ranked 24th on IGN's top 25 anime characters.[8]. Production The girls overhear a conversation between their parents and discover that she has been kept in hospital by a minor cold but is otherwise doing well. Add to collection. The kittenbus is scared and tries … [20] By its second weekend, My Neighbor Totoro grossed $20 million in China. Joe Hisaishi introduced a new theme in pivotal scene involving several cat buses entering the forest. Rōmaji [4] A list of the greatest animated films in Time Out ranked the film number 1. Mei is just small enough to ride in the kittenbus, which is only big enough It concentrates on the character of Mei Kusakabe from the original film and her adventures one night with the Kittenbus (the offspring of the Catbus from the film) and other cat-oriented vehicles. 2'58" 3: めいの子守うた (Mei no Komoriuta) [Mei's Babysitting Song] 0'42" 4: 出発進行! (Shuppatsu Shinkou!) [9] Totoro has animistic traits and has kami status according to his surroundings and being referred to as "mori no nushi," or "master of the forest". [16] The film has received international releases since 2002. "[37] Totoro and characters from the movie play a significant role in the Ghibli Museum, including a large catbus and the Straw Hat Cafe. Totoro has a sequel? (TCM aired the dub as well as the original Japanese with English subtitles.) Ryoko Ina めいとこねこバス The delay was due to long-standing political tensions between China and Japan, but many Chinese nevertheless became familiar with Miyazaki's films due to rampant video piracy. Enjoy this short, it's here for archival … Add to history. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 94% of critics gave positive reviews, with an average rating of 8.41/10 based on 53 reviews. In 1989, Streamline Pictures produced an exclusive dub for use on transpacific flights by Japan Airlines. This version was also released in Australia by Madman on March 15, 2006[2] and in the UK by Optimum Releasing on March 27, 2006. And in the final part of the story, Mei sees a familiar umbrella coming through the crowds of other silhouetted Totoros. [19] In its opening weekend, ending December 16, 2018, My Neighbour Totoro grossed $13 million, entering the box office charts at number two, behind only Hollywood film Aquaman at number one and ahead of Bollywood film Padman at number three. A few days later, they awaken at midnight to find Totoro and his colleagues engaged in a ceremonial dance around the planted seeds. Music by After the rights to the dub expired in 2004, Walt Disney Home Entertainment re-released the movie on DVD on March 7, 2006 with Disney's newly produced English dub and the original Japanese version. The Disney-produced Dub has also been released onto DVD and Blu-ray by distributors like Madman Entertainment in Australia and Optimum Releasing/StudioCanal UK in the United Kingdom. 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