My Neighbor Totoro's Iconic Catbus Scene Gets The Oculus Rift Treatement

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The Catbus scene from Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro is one of the most iconic scenes in anime history, and even middle aged adults get a childlike look of wonder in their eyes when they see that strange cat-shaped bus come bounding down the road with a Cheshire cat grin plastered across his puss.

Fans have always wanted to experience this moment in person, and now you kinda sorta can via Oculus Rift headgear.

Game designer Nick Pittom teamed up with animator Keith Sizemore to create this dreamy VR Catbus sequence scene, which can be experienced in the Oculus Rift headgear's still fairly rough looking virtual space, and the only thing this scene is missing is the strange stench of the Catbus because you know an animal-vehicle hybrid of that size has a unique smell about it...

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