My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro |
HereÕs a special treat for Thanksgiving Friday. My Neighbor Totoro is one of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time and, according to Roger Ebert, Òone of the five best movies ever made for kids.Ó
The deceptively simple tale begins when two young girls move with their father to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests abound with spirits and strange creatures, most notably the massive but good-natured Totoro, who befriends the girls, takes them on spinning-top rides through the tree tops, and introduces them to the furry, multipawed Catbus. Filled with warmth and gentle humor, Totoro conveys a sense of wide-eyed wonder at the beauty, mystery, and preciousness of the world around us, while totally avoiding the frenetic pacing, vulgarity, and violence of so much entertainment for young people.
Totoro has become a genuine folk hero around the world, and his grinning, balloon-like face serves as Studio GhibliÕs logo. (86 mins., 35mm, rated G, English-language version)
Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki insisted that this North American retrospective be presented on beautiful 35mm film, so donÕt miss this rare opportunity to immerse yourself in a modern classic on the big screen and on film.
So that it can be easily enjoyed by younger viewers, this Studio Ghibli feature is presented in a skillfully produced English-language version. (Film fans take note: many of the Studio Ghibli dubbed versions were overseen by PixarÕs John Lasseter.)
Copresented by Ohio StateÕs East Asian Studies Center.
|Date and time:||November 23, 2012|
|Location:||Wexner Center Film/Video Theater|
|Event category:||Wexner Center & East Asian Languages And Literatures|