- For other uses, see Totoro (disambiguation).
Totoro is the title tetartagonist and forest spirit that lives in the largest camphor tree in a small village. He's featured in Studio Ghibli's film My Neighbor Totoro, as well as its sequel, Mei and the Kittenbus.
Totoro has grey fur and beige belly with grey arrows on his chest. He has pointy ears, long whiskers and large paws with long claws. His silhouette vaguely resembles that of an owl.
Big Totoro is thought to be King of the Forest. He often sleeps, and is the main Totoro, also being the logo for Studio Ghibli. He's voiced by Frank Welker in the Disney version.
Medium Totoro's featured less so much. He's small and colored a mixture of blue and grey with a white belly. Otherwise, he is physically the same as Big Totoro.
Small Totoro's the smallest. He's white and his features are a lot simpler, being limited to ears and eyes. He's shown to have tiny feet when running.
My Neighbor Totoro
Mei first encounters the small Totoro, followed by his Medium companion, while running around the house's yard and spotting their acorns. She follow them into the forest where she discovers Totoro taking a nap. Although he is clearly surprised by her presence, he ultimately lets her fall asleep on his chest.
Later, he arrives at the same bus stop where Mei and Satsuki are waiting for their father. He wears a simple leaf to protect him from the rain: Satsuki gives him their father's umbrella. Totoro is intrigued by the sound of rain dripping from the trees landing on the umbrella, and even playfully jumps on the ground to cause more to fall. Eventually, the Catbus arrives to take him on his way. Before he leaves, he gives Mei a gift of acorns wrapped in bamboo leaf for the girls to plant.
Sometime later, he leads the other Totoros in a song and dance to make the acorns the girls planted grow. They are joined by Mei and Satsuki. He then invites them on a ride on his magical flying top, which they use to fly to the top of the trees and play his acorn flute.
When Mei gets lost trying to get to the hospital, Satsuki seeks out Totoro and asks for his help in rescuing her. Totoro gladly obliges, summoning the Catbus and sending Satuski off with it to find Mei.
He is last seen playing the flute while observing Mei and Satsuki's return home. Over the end credits he and the other Totoros harvest and feast on acorns, and during the winter discover a snow-Totoro (presumably made by Mei and Satsuki).
Mei meets Totoro again while he is joining several of his fellow forest spirits in a gathering for the Cat Liner. Although silent as ever, he is clearly excited to see Mei again, and he helps her introduce herself to the Cat Liner.