Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 107: ‘My Neighbor Totoro’

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It’s that time of year again, as Gabe and Josh go back into the Studio Ghibli coffers to take a look at one of their Disney-distributed animated movies. This time, they tackle one of the most beloved films from director Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbor Totoro, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. To join them in discussing this story of the imaginative spirit of childhood, Gabe and Josh brought back self-described “super-hipster” Zack Handlen of The AV Club. They discuss the difference between the film’s English and Japanese-language dubs, the film’s very unique connection to Troma Films (yes, really), and there’s maybe a bit of singing in between. So grab your Totoro doll, hop on the catbus, and get ready for a wild ride of a show!

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