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Toy Story 3 Art Director Married to Hayao Miyazaki's Niece

In an interview posted on Friday for his Sketchtravel art book project, Toy Story 3 art director Daisuke "Dice" Tsutsumi revealed that his wife is Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki's niece — and she happened to be the inspiration for the character Mei in Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro film. Moreover, Tsutsumi and his wife met each other again and got married in part thanks to Tsutsumi's charity efforts for "Totoro's Forest," a pet cause for Miyazaki. The Totoro Forest Project was an effort, co-sponsored by Pixar, to save one of the forests that inspired My Neighbor Totoro.

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