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Mei and the Kittenbus Artbook : A Short Film by Hayao Miyazaki

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Mei and the Kittenbus Artbook : A Short Film by Hayao Miyazaki

Mei and the Kittenbus Artbook : A Short Film by Hayao Miyazaki
Ghibli Studio | October 31, 2002 | Japanese | ISBN: 1101908312 | 24 pages | PDF | 13.73 MB

Mei and the Kittenbus is a thirteen-minute sequel to My Neighbor Totoro, written and directed by Miyazaki. Chika Sakamoto, who voiced Mei in Totoro, returned to voice Mei in this short. Hayao Miyazaki himself did the voice of the Granny Cat (Neko Ba-chan), as well as Totoro. It concentrates on the character of Mei Kusakabe from the original film and her adventures one night with the Kittenbus (the offspring of the Catbus from the film) and other cat-oriented vehicles.

Originally released in Japan in 2003, the short is regularly shown at the Ghibli Museum, but has not been released to home video. It was shown briefly in the United States in 2006 to honor the North American release of fellow Miyazaki film Spirited Away and at a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fundraiser a few days later.