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Totoro is the titular character from 1988 Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro. He is a spirit of the forest who befriends Mei and Satsuki Kusakabe. A plush version of Totoro is owned by Bonnie in the 2010 Disney/Pixar animated film Toy Story 3.

Physical appearance[]

Totoro is a giant rabbit-like creature with gray fur and a beige belly with gray arrows on his chest. He has pointy ears, long whiskers, and large paws with long claws.

Appearances[]

Princess Mononoke[]

(Note: Although this is canonical information, it contradicts the other canonical story by Miyazaki.)

The survived Kodama seen at the end of the film later turned into Totoro, who is 1,302 years old.[1]

Another Background Story[]

Totoro is a remnant member of Totoro Tribe, which is at brink of extinction due to ancient battles against humanity.[2][3]

Totoro has lived more than 3,000 years. He learned how to create Jōmon pottery from humans in the Jōmon period, and also learned how to spin a spinning top from humans in the Edo period.[4]

My Neighbor Totoro[]

Totoro is the titular character of the Studio Ghibli film. He is a kind, giant creature who befriended two young girls named Mei and Satsuki Kusakabe, who moved into a nearby house. He lived in a forest with his family and was often seen with the girls sometimes, such as standing right next to them in the rain with an umbrella.

Toy Story 3[]

Totoro is one of the toys owned by Bonnie Anderson. He first appears when Bonnie is seen playing with her toys. He is shown to sleep with Bonnie and her other toys. Woody gives him a hug when he finds Andy's house. At the end of the film, he is present when Woody introduces Bonnie's toys to Andy's toys.

In the end credits, he is seen juggling the Aliens in front of the Potato Heads. He later watches a Shakespearean play with his new friends and Bonnie's toys. He is also seen helping Buzz build a spaceship and watching him and Jessie dance. He is also shown to be stronger than the other toys, as while Buzz found it difficult to lift the cardboard spaceship, Totoro had no trouble at all.

Trivia[]

  • Totoro's name is derived from Neighborhood Troll in Tokorozawa.
  • His appearance is based on the great horned owl, and his name during concepts was Miminzuku, derived from Mimizuku, the Japanese name for "horned owl".
  • When asked about the cameo of Totoro in Toy Story 3, John Lasseter said, "We do little homages in our films, and we thought it was a very appropriate homage to let [Miyazaki and his film company] Studio Ghibli know how much they mean to us."[5] Hayao Miyazaki and John Lasseter have been longtime friends, and Pixar has helped with the localization of several of his films.
    • John Lasseter is a self-professed fan of Hayao Miyazaki and all of his Studio Ghibli films. When Disney made a deal with Studio Ghibli to release a majority of their films in the U.S., Lasseter introduced all of the films and narrated a majority of the extra contents in the DVD releases.
  • Totoro made his signature wide grinning smile three times at the end of Toy Story 3.
    • The first time was before the end credits when Woody was introducing Andy's toys to Bonnie's toys.
    • The other two times were during the end credits: when he was juggling the Aliens and during the dance sequence between Buzz and Jessie.

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Films
Nausicaä of the Valley of the WindCastle in the SkyMy Neighbor TotoroKiki's Delivery ServicePorco RossoPom PokoWhisper of the HeartPrincess MononokeMy Neighbors the YamadasSpirited AwayThe Cat ReturnsHowl's Moving CastleTales from EarthseaPonyoThe Secret World of ArriettyFrom Up On Poppy HillThe Wind RisesThe Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Shorts
Zen - Grogu and Dust Bunnies
Characters
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: Nausicaä

Castle in the Sky: PazuSheetaColonel MuskaCaptain DolaDola Gang
My Neighbor Totoro: TotoroMei KusakabeSatsuki KusakabeCatbus
Kiki's Delivery Service: KikiJijiOsonoFukuoUrsulaTombo
Porco Rosso: Porco RossoMadame GinaFio Piccolo
Princess Mononoke: SanYakulAshitakaLady EboshiKiyoJigo
Spirited Away: Chihiro OginoHakuYubabaZenibaLin
The Cat Returns: Haru YoshiokaBaron Humbert von GikkingenToto
Howl's Moving Castle: Sophie HatterHowl JenkinsMadam SulimanPrince JustinMarkl
Tales from Earthsea: ArrenTherruGed
Ponyo: PonyoSosukeFujimotoGranmamareLisaPonyo's Sisters
The Secret World of Arrietty: ArriettyShō
The Wind Rises: Jiro HorikoshiNaoko SatomiGiovanni Battista Caproni
Zen: Grogu and Dust Bunnies: Grogu

Locations
Toxic JungleBathhouse
Vehicles
MehvePorco's Plane
Songs
I'm Gonna FlyPonyo on the Cliff by the SeaTeeru no uta (Kashuu Baajon)
See Also
Ghibli ga Ippai Collection


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Media
Films: Toy Story (video/soundtrack/The Legacy Collection) • Toy Story 2 (video/soundtrack) • Toy Story 3 (video/soundtrack) • Toy Story 4 (video/soundtrack) • Toy Story 5Toy Story of Terror! (soundtrack) • Toy Story That Time ForgotLamp Life

Shows: Toy Story TreatsToy Story Toons (Hawaiian Vacation/Small Fry/Partysaurus Rex)Forky Asks a Question
Video Games: Toy Story: The Video GameToy Story 2: The Video GameToy Story 3: The Video GameToy Story: Animated StoryBookToy Story: Activity CenterToy Story 2: Activity CenterToy Story RacerBuzz Lightyear Astro Blasters OnlineToy Story Mania!Toy Story: Smash It!Toy Story Drop!Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney InfinityDisney Crossy RoadLEGO The IncrediblesKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney Getaway BlastDisney Speedstorm
Books: The Art of Toy Story 3/4The Toy Story Films: An Animated Journey

Disney Parks
Toy Story Land (Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Florida) • Toy Story HotelDisney's All-Star Movies ResortAndy’s Backyard GamesAlien Swirling SaucersBuzz Lightyear's Space Ranger SpinCarnival CorralCountry Bear Musical JamboreeThe Magic of Disney AnimationGarden of the Twelve FriendsGames of Pixar PierIt's a Small WorldJessie's Critter CarouselPLAY!Pixar Pal-A-RoundRC RacerSlinky Dog DashSlinky Dog Zigzag SpinToy Soldier Parachute DropToy Story Midway Mania!Woody's Round-UpWoody's Roundup Village

Entertainment: "A Whole New World" A Magical Disney Songbook 2Disney's Showtime SpectacularFantasmic!Horseshoe RoundupMickey and the Wondrous BookMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”Mickey's Magical Music WorldOnce Upon a MousePixar Playtime PalsPixar Pals Playtime PartyThe Golden MickeysToy Story: The MusicalTOGETHER: a Pixar Musical Adventure
Restaurants: Alien Pizza PlanetToy Box CafeToy Story Pizza Planet ArcadeWoody’s Lunch BoxPoultry PalaceRoundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant
Shops: Al's Toy BarnAndy's EngineAndy's Toy BoxBuzz's Star CommandLittle Green Men Store CommandSlinky Dog's Gift TrolleyToy Story Playland Boutique
Parades: Block Party BashDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's Party ExpressDisney Adventure Friends CavalcadeDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeDreams.... And Shine Brighter!Flights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMove It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street PartyMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Storybook ExpressPaint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Fireworks: Celebrate the MagicCelebrate! Tokyo DisneylandDisney EnchantmentHappily Ever AfterIlluminate! A Nighttime CelebrationThe Magic, the Memories and YouMomentousTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWorld of Color
Spring: Disney's Easter WonderlandDisney's Spring Promenade
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorksPixar Water Play Street Party!Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Halloween: The Nightmare Experiment
Christmas: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeA Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasDisney Christmas StoriesDisney Dreams! of ChristmasDisney Gifts of ChristmasDisney's White Holiday ParadeLa Parade de Noël DisneyMickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Toys: WoodyBuzz LightyearBo PeepBilly, Goat, and GruffSargeGreen Army MenBarrel of MonkeysHamm LennyLittle Green MenMr. Potato HeadRCRexMr. MikeSee 'n SaySlinky DogBabyfaceMutant ToysZurg BotsMrs. Potato HeadWheezyEtch A SketchBullseyeJessieStinky PeteTour Guide BarbieBarbieUtility Belt BuzzEmperor ZurgRock 'Em Sock 'Em RobotsChatter TelephoneChunkBig BabyMonkeyJack-in-the-BoxLotsoTwitchKenBookwormSparksStretchMr. PricklepantsButtercupPeas-in-a-PodTotoroTrixieChucklesDollyFun Meal Buzz LightyearFun Meal Emperor ZurgDiscarded Fun Meal ToysCaptain SudsChuck E. DuckDrips the WhaleCombat CarlPocketeerPEZ CatLEGO BunnyOld TimerTransitronAngel KittyThe ClericReptillus MaximusRay-GonGoliathonDino-HoundsBattlesaursForkyDucky and BunnyGabby GabbyThe BensonsDuke CaboomGiggle McDimplesMelephant BrooksChairol BurnettBitey WhiteCarl ReinerocerosTinnyKaren BeverlyRib Tickles

Humans: Andy DavisMolly DavisMrs. DavisSid PhillipsHannah PhillipsAl McWhigginGeriEmilyBonnie AndersonMr. AndersonMrs. AndersonDaisyRonald TompkinsMasonHarmonyMargaret the Store OwnerCarolMiss WendyAxel the CarnieRosieRejeanBilly
Animals: ScudBusterMr. JonesDragon the Cat
Deleted characters: ShakesSeñorita CactusBizz Leapyear, Buzztron, and Blip Laserfist

Locations
Andy's HouseSid's HouseDinocoPizza PlanetAl's Toy BarnAl's PenthouseTri-County International AirportWild WestSunnyside DaycareKen's Dream HouseBonnie's HouseDaisy's HouseTri-County SanitationTri-County LandfillIncineratorPoultry PalaceSleep WellSecond Chance AntiquesThe Carnival
Objects
Pixar BallPizza Planet TruckEggman MoversThe ClawThe Davis's Family VanFar East Airlines Jet
Songs
Films: You've Got a Friend in MeStrange ThingsI Will Go Sailing No MoreWoody's RoundupWhen She Loved MeWe Belong TogetherDream WeaverLe FreakBattlesaurs ThemeThe Ballad of the Lonesome CowboyI Can't Let You Throw Yourself AwayLivin' ThingGravityThe FoolPlastic Spaceman

Miscellaneous: Midway ManiaHot PotatoMy Unexpected Friend

See Also
A113Black Friday reelToy Story (Original Treatment)Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxAstro Blasters RobotsStar Command
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