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Appeared in: Toy Story 3

Totoro is a character in Toy Story 3.

Toy Story 3

Totoro is one of the toys owned by Bonnie Anderson. He is a plush doll version of Big Totoro from the film, My Neighbor Totoro. He first appeared when Bonnie's playing with her toys. He sleeps with Bonnie and her other toys. Woody gives him a hug when he found Andy's house. At the end of the film, he is present when Woody introduces Bonnie's toys to Andy's toys.

In the end credits, he is seen juggling the Aliens in front of the Potato Heads. He later watches a Shakespearean play with his new friends and Bonnie's toys. He is also seen helping Buzz Lightyear build a spaceship and watching him and Jessie dance.

Trivia

  • This is in fact a cameo of the main character from My Neighbor Totoro and is a famous icon of Japanese animation. When asked about this, John Lasseter said, "We do little homages in our films, and we thought it was a very appropriate homage to let [Miyazaki and his film company] Studio Ghibli know how much they mean to us."[1] Hayao Miyazaki and John Lasseter have been longtime friends, and Pixar has helped with the localization of several of his films.
    • John Lasseter is a self-professed fan of Hayao Miyazaki and all of his Studio Ghibli films. When Disney made a deal with Studio Ghibli to release a majority of their films in the U.S., Lasseter introduced all of the films and narrated a majority of the extra contents in the DVD releases.[2]
  • Totoro is seen next to Mr. Pricklepants and Dolly while Woody and Trixie use Bonnie's mother's computer.
  • During the dance sequence between Buzz and Jessie in the closing credits, Totoro made his signature wide grinning smile when Bullseye turned on the radio.

References

  1. Pixar Chief Discusses Totoro Cameo In Toy Story 3 Trailer
  2. Toy Story 3 trivia

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