Monday, 25 October 2010

My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animation from Hayao Miyazaki. The animation is set in the countryside of post-war Japan and the narrative shows two young girls who befriend forest spirits.

Like the Wizard of Oz, I feel like this movie has subtle references to Alice in Wonderland. For example, the younger girl “Mei” finds Totoro by crawling through a hole, after following a white, rabbit like creature.

Also, I think that the “Cat Bus” character is similar to the Cheshire cat in appearance.

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