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Totoro Guest-Stars in Toy Story 3

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?John Lasseter and the guys at Pixar are big Hayao Miyazaki buffs. So I don’t know why I’m surprised that my pals at AnimeVice discovered that Totoro is making a guest appearance in Toy Story 3, but I am. I’m of the opinion every nerd child should have a copy of My Neighbor Totoro and a stuffed Totoro doll, and my progeny-spawning friends can tell you that I back that up when it’s baby-gift time. Anyway, as an anime nerd, it’s just nice. Very classy, Pixar. Not that I expected anything less.

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