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My Neighbors the Yamadas

  • Release Date: Jul 17, 1999
  • Rated: Mild Thematic Elements
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Director:Isao Takahata


Based on a wildly popular Japanese comic strip, master animator Isao Takahata directs this loosely structured work about that wacky household, the Yamadas. The family consists of laid-back, rice cracker-addicted mother Matsuko; the bland businessman father Takashi, who has illusions of machismo; the fearless, acid-tongued grandmother Shige; the slacker teenaged son Noboru; the younger sister Nonoko, who has a freakishly voracious appetite; and Pochi, the misanthropic family dog. During the film, the...more

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