Best Animated Movies for Kids
Our favorite award-winning animated flicks of all time, including Pixar, Disney movies and a few surprises
My Neighbor Totoro
Hayao Miyazaki is often referred to as the “Walt Disney of Japan” and Studio Ghibli—the film and animation studio he co-founded—is known for turning out hits as reliably as Pixar. One of Ghibli's earliest works is not to be missed by parents or children. “My Neighbor Totoro” follows the story of two sisters who move to an old house to be closer to their hospital-ridden mother. The creatures that fill the house and the surrounding woods were seemingly drawn with the explicit purpose of melting your heart. We dare you to watch the movie and not wish for a totoro—a cross between a Russian nesting doll and a rotund rabbit that likes to wear leaves for hats—of your very own.