The podcast sees Ghibli expert Michael Leader team up with first-time viewer Jake Cunningham to review every entry in the filmography of one of the world's greatest animation studios. Last year, the team went to Japan to visit many of the seminal locations that allowed the magic of the studios to come to life.
My Neighbour Totoro, the first pick in hopefully a long string of Ghibli watchalongs, focuses on two young girls who move to a new house and befriend a curious spirit creature, Totoro – who looks like a giant furry rabbit. In times of social distancing and more evenings spent along, it feels like a perfect antidote, promoting togetherness and showing beautiful outdoor landscapes.
Beyond the viewing party, all episodes of Ghibliotheque are available to listen to across all podcast platforms – if self-help texts are too on the nose, the soothing movie chats could be your next go-to listening accessory to entertain the long days in the house.
Studio Ghibli's films have finally been made available for streaming, and My Neighbour Totoro can be watched on Netflix worldwide. You can join the 'Live Watch Party' of My Neighbour Totoro on Twitter on Tuesday 24 March, 8PM GMT.
|What||Studio Ghibli Live Watch Party: My Neighbour Totoro|
On 24 Mar 20, WATCH ON NETFLIX, DISCUSS ON TWITTER
|Website||Click here to watch on Netflix|