In 1988 Studio Ghibli released the animated fantasy My Neighbor Totoro to much acclaim. Directed by legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyizaki, the award-winning film is widely regarded as one of the greatest animated films ever made, ranking #13 on Rolling Stone’s “40 Greatest Animated Movies Ever” and the #1 spot on a list of the greatest animated films, curated by director Terry Gilliam in TimeOut London.
In the decades since its premier the film has amassed a world-wide following of fans who embrace the film and its beloved characters such as Satsuki, Mei, Cat Bus, and of course, Totoro. Now Chronicle Books announces new stationery products that celebrate the anniversary and embrace the spirit of the film.
Relive the enchanting story through these 30 full-color postcards reproducing hand-drawn final frames from the film.
Showcasing classic scenes from the film, these full-color notecards delight when opened and a character from the film pops up― a fun way to share one’s enthusiasm and friendship. Five different scenes repeat twice.
Collect plans and dreams in this plush journal that features Totoro under the umbrella embroidered on the cover and appearances of the forest spirit throughout its lined pages.
Get ready for adventure with the fantastical Cat Bus embroidered on this plush journal and sprinkled among the lined pages.
With the debut of this line, Chronicle Books will be the first official publisher of Studio Ghibli stationery and gift products in North America with distribution at bookstores, gift shops, and national chains. My Neighbor Totoro is the first film in the Chronicle Books stationery program, with other Studio Ghibli films to follow in the future.