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  1. DeepEye1994
    March 21, 2019 @ 5:57 pm

    Cartman and Cthulhu was fucking great

  2. Ganolink
    March 21, 2019 @ 5:58 pm

    I like this movie; but I think it is really overrated.

  3. DiscoGlacier
    March 21, 2019 @ 5:58 pm

    6:56 Reminds me of my opinion on A Troll in Central Park: it’s tremendously flawed, especially by Don Bluth standards, but otherwise it works just fine as a children’s film.

    As for My Neighbor Totoro, I watched it at Anime Expo. It was amusing as a children’s film, but it didn’t leave an impression on me as it did Ghibli’s other films.

  4. Queen Doris of the 8th Dimension
    March 21, 2019 @ 5:59 pm

    The cat with headlights is Catbus because its a cat, and its a bus.

  5. endless013
    March 21, 2019 @ 5:59 pm

    you got unlucky with the 2005 Disney version, if you got any previous various it would have been better just because of the complete lack of Fanning if nothing else.

  6. jammanastic
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:01 pm

    ive allways thout totoro looks like a gigantic bunny

  7. Jordan Ogle
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:13 pm

    While yes this movie is short on plot, even when I first saw this movie I was just mesmerized by the movie, and I watched it when I was a teenager; also if I ever see something absolute shit I either watch this or Kiki or Spritied Away, personally one of my favorite movies in general; sorry it didn’t do it for you Emer

  8. Stefano Pavone
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:14 pm

    Let me clear up a few things for you, Emer 🙂

    "Totoro" is the name of the forest-spirit species. The largest (grey) is known as "Oh-Totoro" ("Big Totoro" or "King Totoro"), the medium (blue) "Chuu-Totoro" ("Smaller Totoro") and the smallest (white) "Chibi-Totoro" ("Tiny Totoro"). The "Totoro" moniker usually refers to the largest one.

    The feline vehicle with headlights for eyes is known as the "Catbus", and the name "Totoro" comes from Mei being unable to pronounce the word "Tororu", which is the Japanese word for "Troll".

    The movie is semi-autobiographical – Hayao Miyazaki was raised in the rural area of Japan before moving to Tokorozawa in his formative years. The girls’ mother has tuberculosis, an affliction shared by Miyazaki’s own mother when he was younger, which is also why the protagonists are girls instead of boys (he says he would not have been able to complete the film if the leads were male because of the unpleasant memories).

    Hope it helps to alleviate some of the issues which have bothered you. 🙂

  9. Andrew Harper
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:15 pm

    Been binging some R&R since I heard about Emer’s death. I kinda fell off the rock with R&R after archive panic set in.

  10. Ratchetcomand
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:16 pm

    One of my first anime ever. I first saw the Fox Home Video release back in 1995.

  11. Atsushi Takayasu
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:18 pm

    According to an urban legend that I’ve learnt, this film is ‘inspired’ by a real-life incident. Well, it goes as follows: in a countryside town near Tokyo, a teenage girl was found dead. The body showed she has been raped and brutally murdered. The person who discovered the body was her older sister. Interestingly, the name of the hospital in the film is similar to the one located in the town- ‘shichikokuyama hospital’ 七國山病院 in the film whereas ‘hachikokuyama’ hospital 八國山病院 in the town. The incident took place in May, 1963. The name Mei rhymes ‘May’ and Satsuki is a poetic term for May in Japanese. And if you add up these sister’s ages, it is the age of the victim as well.

  12. Corey Walton
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:20 pm

    To Emer ever seen any of the Oldboys original or remake?

  13. vgmaster9
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:22 pm

    Hey, can you Review Infidus?

  14. Jeremy St. Clair
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:28 pm

    u plan to cover ponyo this month.

  15. Filipp Opanasenko
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:32 pm

    VERY INTERESTING REVIEW, this was my second favorite Studio Ghibli film since "Spirited Away"

  16. Joey Ford
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:32 pm

    My reaction to this video:

    (Note: This is the Fox version I’m talking about, but it’s still the same damn movie, just different dub) This is like my favorite movie from my childhood and even now, most of my family loved this movie as well, hell, I’ve shown this movie to my grandmother and she actually loved it (Specially the Catbus). How the hell is The Smurfs film a better film than this amazing masterpiece? BTW even as a kid, I knew Mei (The younger sister) tried to get to the hospital because she wanted to give a corn to her mother.

  17. All Things Doctor Who!
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:36 pm

    I love this film so much!!:’)

  18. Amateurized
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:40 pm

    in June, could you review clinger?

  19. Rhett Dilley
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:41 pm

    Out of curiosity, is the next movie gonna be another Miyazaki?

  20. SinisterRealist
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:43 pm

    I know you don’t wanna cover it, but I’d love it if you reviewed The Amazing Spiderman 2 just to see you get pissed.

  21. Nikki Jenkins
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:46 pm

    This is my most favorite Hayao Miyazaki film ever

  22. Stefano Pavone
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:48 pm

    Apparently, this movie is getting a sequel, directed by Goro Miyazaki (Tales from Earthsea, From Up on Poppy Hill)… I don’t know how to feel about that, since this movie already doesn’t have much of a plot to work with – it’s largely episodic (with Totoro being the link connecting the vignettes, if you want to call them that) and there isn’t much of a conflict until the last quarter of an hour.

  23. Ryan Rardin
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:48 pm

    Here’s a fun fact. In the original Japanese dub, the father is played by Shigesato Itoi, who was also a judge on Iron Chef and the creator of EarthBound.

  24. Blaze The Movie Fan
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:50 pm

    I saw it a few years ago, and I remember enjoying it.

  25. BygPhattyPlus
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:51 pm

    I liked this film.

  26. Hannah Shribman-Brown
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:52 pm

    I think Satsuki’s and Mei’s mom was supposed to have tuberculosis. I’m not sure if I’m right, but obviously it was an illness that the cold could affect – Satsuki said it happened before and it became really serious, which leads to her fear of her mom actually dying.
    Also, this movie is nostalgia for the adults, who had been kids around the time this movie was set in, pre-war. It’s mostly plotless, but I honestly get more out of this as an adult than I did as a kid, even though the movie came out before I was born. I love the music and animation, and I miss my childhood when I watch it.

  27. Emer Prevost
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:52 pm

    Enjoy the video, guys.

  28. King Amoeboid
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:53 pm

    I saw this tonight with my dad.
    I saw it before but I wouldn’t remember much because I was in third grade when I saw it and I haven’t seen it in eight years.

  29. Leonardo Juan
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:53 pm

    I swear every time I go to a hot topic to buy a T-Shirt I always find some Totoro accessories. 😛

  30. Mathieu Leblanc
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:55 pm

    Elle Fanning was 6-7 years old when she recorded her lines. Dakota did a better job as Lilo in the sequel of said film around the same time. Tho Tim Daly , Pat Caroll ( Ursula) , Lea Salonga ( Singing voice of Jasmine and Mulan ) and Frank Welker did do good jobs in the film. One of the Ghibli movies with the least amount of characters.

  31. DeepEye1994
    March 21, 2019 @ 6:56 pm

    I loved the first part for the slow build up because I was getting sucked into the movie’s world… And the ending was kind of a disappointment, but I couldn’t put my finger as to why. I suppose the lack of a point was the reason, they just find these creatures, hang out with them, then there’s sick mom they go visit and that’s all. Oh well, it wasn’t unpleasant but I don’t think I’ll rewatch this again.