CAT BUS FACE MAGNET (1 PER BOX)
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CAT BUS FACE MAGNET
The Cat bus (ネコバス, Nekobasu) (referred to in the film as ねこのバス, Neko no basu) is a character in the Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro, directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It is a large grinning, twelve legged cat with a hollow body that serves as a bus, complete with windows and seats covered with fur, and a large, bushy tail. The character's popularity has led to its use in a spinoff film, toys for children, an art car, and a place in the Ghibli Museum. Cat bus is believed to be based on the Japanese bakeneko (化け猫, “changed cat”), an ancient urban legend where cats that grow old enough learn to shape-shift. In the original Japanese film My Neighbor Totoro, Cat bus is voiced by Naoki Tatsuta. In the Disney English release, Catbus is voiced by Frank Welker.
These exclusive products were produced with Studio Ghibli in Japan and in conjunction with the Academy Museum’s landmark exhibition on the acclaimed filmmaker—bring a piece of Miyazaki’s whimsical worlds home with you today.
My Neighbor Totoro © 1988 Studio Ghibli