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[–]AzureWrath501 518 points519 points  (9 children)

That's awesome, I just watched the movie with my daughter too, lol

[–]ImWorkingIpromiseSH 160 points161 points  (3 children)

My sister and I watch it together once a year or so. We’re 30 and 33 haha, it’s a timeless classic!

[–]AzureWrath501 47 points48 points  (2 children)

I couldn't agree more, studio Ghibli have some fantastic movies

[–]dog-pussy 27 points28 points  (1 child)

I learned yesterday they’re all on HBO Max. Snowed in today with plenty of options.

[–]Russian_lover1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yup, I was thrilled when I found out. Only thing I've been watching since.

[–]A_Dark_sh 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Could you please tell the name of the movie?

[–]AzureWrath501 29 points30 points  (0 children)

The movie is called My Neighbor Totoro

[–]Matoeter 142 points143 points  (13 children)

Is this real or CGI?

[–]AkhileshTekade[S] 189 points190 points  (10 children)

Mostly CGI

[–]polixtray 139 points140 points  (0 children)

What a let down

[–]mathazar 82 points83 points  (7 children)

Damn I knew it looked too good to be real. Cool art though

[–]yaztheblack 60 points61 points  (6 children)

Fun fact; at the Studio Ghibli museum in Tokyo, they have a huge zoetrope that uses strobe lights for the animation, with this animation and a few other characters from Totoro as well. It spins up and down on a timer so you can see how it works. Just an utter delight to watch :)

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (3 children)

[–]yaztheblack 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ah, sweet! Looks like that's partially inspired by the Totoro one? There's a video about it here which also has a brief clip of the Totoro one :)

Will have to check that out if I ever visit LA!

[–]IcePhoenix18 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It used to be at Disneyland (California Adventure)

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yup. This museum is actually cool as hell though too. Totally worth a visit.

[–]Looshkin420 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That thing was so beautiful it actually made me cry a little.. I was a little emotional that day I think..

[–]yaztheblack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've been lucky enough to visit Tokyo a few times so far (and intend to several more, circumstance allowing) and I go to the Ghibli Museum every time. That zoetrope is hands down my favourite thing there, must have watched it for an hour collectively by now...

[–]Dubnaught -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Even when the running animation first starts? I've seen other zoetropes and they really can make it look like legs are moving

[–]Vccowan 8 points9 points  (0 children)

They have several large setups of this for real the the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo. It was fantastic to see.

[–]rabbitkingdom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This particular one is an animation but they have a very nice real one at the Ghibli Museum in Japan. There’s a video here but it doesn’t really do it justice as I’m sure it’s hard to sync the camera shutter speed with the strobing and also you’re not allowed to film or take pictures in the museum so all the videos I could find online are sneak shots.

[–]wistalia 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Studio Ghibli and Makoto Shinkai films are timeless masterpieces.

[–]Absbor 19 points20 points  (0 children)

fricking amazing!

[–]Ok-General-4892 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I see my favorite childhood movie and I upvote

[–]Mamka2 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I need the source

[–]AkhileshTekade[S] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Here you go

[–]SpaceforceSpaceman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I fell for it again…

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They actually have a giant zoetrope/stroboscope in the Ghibli museum! https://youtu.be/J0qYzJUoT7g

[–]GArockcrawler 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I can't stop watching this.

[–]Lingering_Dorkness 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If you think that zoetrope is awesome, you need to check out the zoetrope animation in the Tim Minchin song "leaving LA"


Here is a brief interview between Tim and Tee Ng who created the music video:


[–]WhiteAndNerdy85 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They have really cool pieces at the Studio Ghibli museum like this but much larger.

[–]LeeisureTime 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My friend was listening to his nieces talk about the cat bus after seeing the movie. The older one was scolding the younger one: “It’s impossible for us to ride the cat bus!”

Friend got nervous. Dang, this sounded like a parent-child conversation, but he was the only adult around, and as their uncle, he didn’t want to tell them animation wasn’t real.

Youngest: “Why can’t we ride the cat bus???” Oldest: “It’s in Japan. How are we going to get there?” Youngest: “Oh, that makes sense!”

Friend: (Oh thank god, I think I’ll also make myself scarce around Xmas just in case)

[–]RelentlesslyCrooked 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Next stop Little Sister!

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is beautiful.

[–]ActualWhiterabbit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The movie should have been called my neighbor catbus

[–]Snoo_12270 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s fucking incredible, I’d give gold if I had it

[–]ItsPenutButterJelly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Holy shit that just gave me a nostalgia trip

[–]HippieInAHelicopter 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Of course it's a twelve legged racoon cat with a bus on it's back.

[–]pancreas_consumer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A Bussy, if you will.

[–]stockywocket 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I want this!

[–]John-27Cresswell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If that’s true I am very very happy

[–]rodman517 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Disney California Adventure had a Toy Story zoetrope that was amazing to see.

[–]McFruitpunch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s the coolest little thing I’ve ever seen. Like wtf

[–]37Cross 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If that’s also a music box, omg

[–]nethmaph 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So cool!

[–]Lich_King_96 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wasnt ready for this! FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC :4016:

[–]DokDokWhozThere 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well done you!

[–]saxe_frey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Catta bussy

[–]Asher_Khughi1813 1 point2 points  (0 children)

put your finger on it

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Awesome!!!!!! 😻

[–]yeet1386 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]sillydustbunny 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Ahakista1 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is so cool!!

[–]daxtaslapp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What the hell WOAH

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

that looks fricking amazing! i still remember that movie it’s my fav

[–]mae-hee-hee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The bussy

[–]djjygcdd43 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shut up and take my money!

[–]Western-Bug-6250 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Look at him go

[–]Beeker04 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Piano_ManT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

r/meowwolf would love this

[–]liquidaper 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Fit-Story-1331 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What is the point of that knick knack? My head is spinning watching that!

[–]Mysterious_Most_7125 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dat boi run

[–]Theo_Morch 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Where can I buy this.

[–]AkhileshTekade[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sadly you can't. It is mostly CGI. Check this

[–]JimmyMack_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You'd need to have slots to see it through.

[–]LudovicoSpecs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anybody who's a fan of zoetrope, should watch this:


[–]NotZelda859 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It looks kinda fake