My Neighbour Totoro: Film Guide

My Neighbour Totoro
My Neighbour Totoro




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A film guide that looks at My Neighbour Totoro (1988), a sweet, imaginative animated fable about a girl and her sister who move to a forest which is full of friendly spirits.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including Moving Image Arts and PSHE Education in addition to highlighting themes surrounding friendships, magic, family, growing up, rural life, Asian countries, directors, visual arts and national cinemas.

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  • Moving Image Arts
  • PSHE Education

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