*turns into a tree to avoid responsibilities*
And I shall be useful when I lie down finally:
The the trees may touch me for once, and the flowers have time for me.
Studio Ghibli Trivia 3
In 2013 scientists in Vietnam named a newly discovered species of velvet worm the Eoperipatus Totoro, on account of its resemblance to the multi-legged Catbus from My Neighbour Totoro.