Special Music Boxes Hold Dancing Studio Ghibli Characters

Rebecca OConnell

If you love the movies created by Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli, these adorable and inventive music boxes are for you. While they don't hold jewelry or keepsakes like a traditional music box, they do have something special: each box contains characters from Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), or Ponyo (2008). When you wind up the box, jingly music from the corresponding movie plays and the characters bop and dance in time.

The Kiki's Delivery box contains Jiji, Lily, and their kittens. The music is "If I've Been Enveloped in Tenderness," which is the ending theme of the movie. The My Neighbor Totoro box contains Totoro and his little umbrella. The Ponyo box has Ponyo, along with some miniature fish siblings and a boat. Unfortunately, it's not for sale at this time.

For more Studio Ghibli fun, check out this amazing Spirited Away (2001) papercraft.

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