My Neighbour Totoro (U)
Japan/1988/87mins/U/Dubbed Dir: Hayao Miyazaki Voices: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Pat Carroll, Frank Welker
Satsuke and Mei find that their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. They befriend O Totoro, the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest. As their girls' mother lies sick in the hospital, O Totoro brings the sisters on a magical adventure but also helps them to understand the realities of life. A superbly animated tale with a powerful ecological theme.