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  1. Babylon rough
    September 19, 2018 @ 2:57 pm

    Sdo howls moving castle, castle in the sky,, kikis delivery service, spirted away, and do Princess mononoke please do that one, and do a month where do just hayao miyazaki movies animated ones!!!

  2. Ben Grieve
    September 19, 2018 @ 2:58 pm

    I don’t know what film Doug was watching because I’m pretty sure he glossed over the fact that the girls were only imagining Totoro and the cat bus because they were trying to cope with their mother being in the hospital. To me, that’s pretty fuckin’ deep stuff there. I mean, yeah, it’s a subtle film…. But then, so are a lot of films. Lost in Translation, for instance, is a masterclass in subtly and it’s one of Doug’s favourites. I don’t know. I just think My Neighbor Totoro should be given much more credit. It’s not just a cutesy anime for kids.

  3. Savin Wangtal
    September 19, 2018 @ 2:58 pm

    Miyazaki films always feel so oppressive to me. The whole war time theme always end up having the fluff being metaphors for deaths and crossing over.

  4. CampingforCool41
    September 19, 2018 @ 2:58 pm

    I think the main reason this movie exploded is just because Totoro is an icon waiting to happen. His design, much like Mickey Mouse, is very simple but memorable.

  5. John Sabbagh
    September 19, 2018 @ 2:59 pm

    Oh my god I never noticed totoro in toy story before.

  6. Adum Sundler
    September 19, 2018 @ 2:59 pm

    I feel like you missed the point of the movie…

  7. superdoug 92
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

    I actually had the American Fox version on vhs as a kid which didn’t have the Fanning sisters voiceovers. loved it! I lost the video though. I might have to get the Blu-ray one day. My mom thought Snorlax from Pokemon looked like Totoro! lol!

  8. The onion Assassins
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:01 pm

    -the animation is great
    -the characters are cute
    -it recreates certain people’s childhood, the relationships you had as a kid, the conflicts you might have (their mother was sick and dying)
    So it’s kind of wish fulfillment for kids, you have a nice family and you feel protected , but you also have a little mystery, that’s all a lot of people (or at least I) really wanted as a kid.

  9. History Muse
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:01 pm

    The original Fox dub is so much better than the Disney dub. The Disney dub is okay, but I can’t get into it

  10. MrGabeanator
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:01 pm

    I agree

  11. Fascist Soda
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:04 pm

    I really love this movie and most of the other Miyazaki movies

  12. Armando Aguilar
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:06 pm

    i like how american films are panned by critics for being plotless and too child friendly, yet the same rules don’t apply to japanese films

  13. Accidental Alicorn
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:06 pm

    I love the cat bus

  14. The animation station
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:08 pm


  15. Mireya Gray
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:10 pm

    This movie is a slice of life, yes, but these little girls are trying to cope with their mom being seriously ill. That is what drives the plot. The climax is not contrived when you understand that. Mei does not understand time, too young, and wants her mom home now, misunderstands something that’s said and goes to try and make her mom better NOW!

  16. Matt the Terrier
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:11 pm

    I had no idea what this was. It looks so weird, but. . .it looks charming too for some reason.

  17. Morgan Nicole
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:11 pm

    DO MORE GHIBLI (please)

  18. Starmadien2019
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:12 pm

    Can’t find his review of Grave of the Fireflies, so I will say it here.
    Arigato Takahata-sama, we will miss you.

  19. Soin Alexander
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:13 pm

    Yeah, I guess if you didn’t grow up with this movie–then I can understand that it’s not for everybody. But that’s only because this movie’s target audience were kids that were at least younger than 6. The way the girls get excited over the small wonders when they move into the new house for example is generally how kids would feel, even just running around the yard and chasing around animals are usually how kids explore while they’re playing. I was at a daycare center where I saw the kids that age in their massive forestie-like-playground where they literally run around like lunatics because the way the leaves were falling. This movie also shows that kids don’t always need to rely on things like Youtube and video games to keep themselves heavily entertained. Nature can be pretty fun too. Honestly as a kid that age, this was the only movie that was interesting because the way the kids reacted was relatable for me that age. Maybe it’s not a good movie to show to adults but it’s definitely worth a movie to show to kids

  20. Minnie Ambrose
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:13 pm

    Hate 2 be "that guy" but it’s not a Disney moment which I’m sure you know but don’t call it 1

  21. Angel Chronicles
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:14 pm

    I honestly want to see a review of Howls moving castle and or Tales from Zerse

  22. Gojiro7
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:16 pm

    Doug clearly doesn’t understand that for most people, this was their first taste of anime, its popularity stems from its connections to their childhood of seeing this film at a young age and how it grew to almost become the cultural icon of anime in general.

  23. Edward Kelstrup
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:17 pm

    I really loved this movie for the reasons Doug listed. I can just sit back and just…watch it. It’s beautiful and calming and an enjoyable time.

  24. Valter Fara
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:17 pm

    When I saw this movie, I didn’t expected anything. And for me, it was just something to spend the time. It’s not a big deal, but Totoro’s face will always creep me out.

  25. TuomioK
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:17 pm

    Maybe this movie isn’t "huge" and "spectacular" "full of wonder and adventure" but the movie is huge emotionally! Not all movies can achieve that. Also I think movie like this is much much much more difficult to make it interesting and hooked because it doesn’t have adventure or big story. Still it is engaging and wonderful in it’s own way which is just amazing. The movie is just too cute to handle :’)

  26. beeberry art
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:18 pm

    that is actually why i like this film so much and why i love ghibli so much, it’s just so like…magical. like not disney magical but like a more real, nostalgic magical. the feeling of being imaginative, of having an adventure, what it felt like to be a kid and really believe in shit. it just touches at some part of you that…maybe you feel like you’ve lost or maybe just that you’ve forgotten about in lieu of adultier shit. my favorite is whisper of the heart, because it deals in the real magic of love, hard work, dreaming, family, and small adventures and curiosities.

  27. ggdsmd
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:20 pm

    Ghibli is pronounced with a J sound you are saying it wrong

  28. WrinkleinTime42
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:21 pm

    When I first watched his I thought it was boring… but I do want to watch it again! I want to give it another shot~

  29. Future TV
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:22 pm

    You know something about studio Ghibli slice of life gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling that reminds you of childhood

  30. Ghosty BaE
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:23 pm

    I love this movie because of its atmosphere and how it’s laid back with these unique spirit designs. When ever I had a rough day I would put this movie on to calm my nerves and put a smile on my face.

  31. froggy meza
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:24 pm

    I love totoro

  32. Rift Shredder
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:27 pm

    What does this have anything to do with Disney?

  33. Artemis Wilson
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:27 pm

    I grew up with this film and I completely agree with everything he said.

  34. Max M. Grinnell
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:28 pm

    Do you seriously not see what this movie is about? This movie is about two girls who come up with imaginary creatures to cope with the underlying fear that their mother might die. This movie isn’t meant to be taken literally. Their mother is sick, their father has to pick up the pieces, and they just moved to a new area where they don’t know anybody so they make up these spirit things to make up for their loneliness. On top of all this, their father doesn’t really know how to keep his kids happy so he just kinda goes along with it. It’s so infuriating that people, even in the fanbase, don’t understand that there’s so much more to this film than just being a cute little kids’ movie. I’m done with my rant now.

  35. Stickman 87
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

    Aleight, but why on Disneycember? It has nothing to do with Disney, as far as I’m aware. I’m not complaining, but it’s just wierd…
    Nice review, by the way. Wierd that Guilbi dint strike down the video.

  36. someoneintheshadow45
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:32 pm

    I thought the mother was going to die at the end when I first saw the movie because that’s what usually happens in kids films. And I was so surprised when she lived.

  37. Kenneth Stoddard
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:34 pm

    He should’ve checked out the fox version because there is two versions of the English dubbed. Disney has the Fanning sisters while the fox version has different voice actors

  38. mira the mira
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:36 pm

    Fox dub is waayyyy better

  39. PKMN Trainer Mark
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:37 pm

    I should actually see this some time.

  40. Nerd And Geek
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:37 pm

    did he pick up on the sick mother as that’s the reason for the climax

  41. andres neira
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:39 pm

    Wait a second My Neighbor Totoro is a Disney movie.

  42. Phoba Fett
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:39 pm

    Totoro isn’t Disney…. it’s Ghibli.

  43. Otimo
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:40 pm

    There where 2 dubs .-.
    The more you know…

  44. Micah Buzan
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:41 pm

    Whenever I’m feeling down, just thinking about this film lifts my spirits. Animation can have a big impact on the adult world, it’s never just been for kids.

  45. El Norteñito
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:42 pm

    It’s a cute movie.

  46. Emily Greene
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:48 pm

    The beauty of this film is it’s simplicity while being fantastical. It works for some but not for others.

  47. female papyrus
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:49 pm

    i have this movie on dvd

  48. Amber Clarke
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:50 pm

    The silent/slow paced scenes in this movie are done on purpose by Miyazaki. It is actually called “Ma”- a slow paced, not moving/always moving innocence.

  49. McWumpis
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:53 pm

    plz review Ponyo and Spririted Away

  50. TheKijib
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:54 pm

    to toro