My favorite scene in My Neighbor Totoro

…is the bus stop scene. How great is the reveal of Totoro (from Satsuki’s perspective)?

In rewatching the movie (it looks great in HD, by the way), I was reminded of why I love this movie so much. Love how serene it is. Love that it’s fantastical yet still grounded. Love that the movie on the whole has a very light touch, so that the emotional moments have real impact. It was also a great decision on Miyazaki’s part to make Totoro (and the mini-Totoros) non-speaking. And we all know a little kid who reminds us of Mei, right?

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