No, this is not an Ozu-inspired, two decade after-the-original sequel to Studio Ghibli's most beloved film. Really, I am only mentioning it because there are a lot of Miyazaki, Ghibli and specifically My Neighbor Totoro fanatics in these parts. It seems that somone with a keen eye spotted Totoro in the most recent Toy Story 3 trailer, and MTV.com managed to ask Disney/Pixar Honcho John Lasseter (also a Miyazaki fan) about it specifically. His response:
"We do little homages in our films and we thought it was a very appropriate homage to let Studio Ghibli know how much they mean to us."No word, as of yet, on The Cat Bus.
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