Recently I re-watched My Neighbor Totoro after many years. I watched it when I was a little kid and I had since completely forgot the story line. After I was done watching it just recently I felt like it was kinda meh, and not what all the hype and my previous good memories of it was. That is when I thought that there is some deep underlying message in My Neighbor Totoro that I completely missed. Any thoughts?
It's Miyazaki's most personal film. His mother was bedridden for his whole childhood and he was escaping to the world of imagination like the children from My Neighbor Totoro.
That puts a way more interesting cap on it. Thank you
It has pretty much the most important message of all time: the wonders of childhood and escaping into the world of imagination, like the other anon said.
I mean did you never do that as a child or something?