Mei and the Kittenbus (Mei to Konekobasu) is a short film 13 minutes long, which is occasionally shown only at the Studio Ghibli Museum. Currently there has been no DVD commercial release for this film.
Mei and kittenbus
This film was possibly Hitoshi Takagi's last film before he died

It tells the story of Mei and her friend the kittenbus (the child of the original catbus)


This film begins in Mei's house two months after her mother returns from the hospital. Mei goes outside to a little stone hill and watches the skies. When she ate a Japanese cookie, a whirlwind suddenly came spinning her dress. It turns out to be the kittenbus. The kittenbus is scared and tries to escape the room at first, but bonds with Mei after she gives him a cookie to eat with her. The catbus shows up, and Mei opens a window to let the kittenbus follow the catbus into the air. Later that night, the kittenbus takes Mei for a ride. Along the way, they spot the catbus, which is filled with spirits like Totoro. Another catbus pulls up beside them, and soon even more follow, all filled with Totoro-like spirits. The catbuses drop their passengers off, and the kittenbus drops Mei off with them. The spirits move apart to reveal Totoro, who is very happy to see her. Mei hops onto his chest and he takes her to a giant, ancient catbus that is being boarded by the spirits. The kittenbus appears on his head. Mei feeds him another one of her cookies, which makes him very happy. He gives Mei a lick and she licks him back. The giant catbus leaves while Totoro stays behind. Mei and the kittenbus follow them for a while, then return to Mei's house.


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