ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


Totoro is a cute and friendly character from a Japanese movie called "My Neighbor Totoro", released in 1988. In the movie, Totoro is a spirit of the forest who befriends two young sisters who move to the countryside with their father. Totoro is big and fluffy with big eyes and a big smile. He also has a set of small, cotton-like "soot sprites" who live in his fur and follow him around wherever he goes.

Totoro has become a popular symbol of whimsy, happiness, and innocence, inspiring movies, toys, and artwork. He is also a symbol of Japan’s culture and environment, representing the connection between people and the natural world.