Posted Tue Sep 18, 2018 at 09:13 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The classic Studio Ghibli animated feature film is getting a 30th anniversary edition this December.
Studio Ghibli and GKIDS (with distribution by Shout! Factory) are set to release a My Neighbor Totoro 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray on December 11.
From the legendary Studio Ghibli, this classic tale of magic and adventure is one of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time. My Neighbor Totoro here celebrates its 30th anniversary with a release perfect for collectors and animation fans who have adored the film since its initial release.
When Satsuki and her sister Mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, they find country life is not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including a gigantic but gentle forest spirit called Totoro, who can only be seen by children. Totoro and his friends introduce the girls to a series of adventures, including a ride aboard the extraordinary Cat Bus, in this all-ages animated masterpiece from Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki which features the voices of Tim Daly, Lea Salonga, and real-life sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning, in one of their earliest roles.
The limited-edition set comes housed in an elegant hard slipcase and includes a new 40-page book with stunning art and essays. Featured in a deluxe disc portfolio will be a Blu-ray™ of the film paired with hours of special features, and the film’s soundtrack made available on CD for the first time in North America.
The set’s 40-page book features new essays by The New York Times’ film critic A.O. Scott and film writer Lauren Wilford, alongside gorgeous art and statements from director Hayao Miyazaki and producer Toshio Suzuki, and more.
· Behind the Microphone
· Creating My Neighbor Totoro
· Creating the Characters
· The Totoro Experience
· Producer’s Perspective: Creating Ghibli
· The Locations of Totoro
· Scoring Miyazaki
You can find the latest specs for My Neighbor Totoro: 30th Anniversary Edition linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under December 11.
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