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Miyazaki's appreciation of miraculous possibilities and childhood visions is what drives Totoro.
The world the characters inhabit is less expressionist than impressionist, blessed with a delicate evocation of natural light and color that subtly incorporates Miyazaki's environmentalism.
Here is a children's film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy.
The lack of sentimentality will be utterly refreshing to those raised on a diet of Disney.
Obviously aimed at an international audience, the film evinces a disorienting combination of cultures that produces a nowhere land more confused than fascinating.