CAT BUS SLEEPING BAG
Cat Bus sleeping bag for a child made with ultra soft fabric.
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.Cat bus is a large, twelve-legged creature in similar structure to that of a feline and of a bus. It has eyes that shine a bright yellow, acting as headlights. On its sides are rectangular holes that act as windows, and it is able to shape-shift the windows at will in order to create a door for passengers to board. It is hollow with furry seats along the inside walls. Its fur is orange with brown stripes across its back, forehead, legs, sides, and tail. There is a destination sign on the front of its rear that shifts to match its destination. Mice with glowing eyes are taped next to its destination sign to serve as tail lights. It has a large smile at all times, and is able to appear and disappear at will. It can travel to any destination that its passengers desire.
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
54.33 x 75.59in