John Lasseter, director of the hit animated feature films “Toy Story” and “A Bugs Life” as well as the forthcoming “Toy Story 2” says: “Japanese animation has a unique style all its own with imaginative characters, thrilling action and fantastic visuals. Throughout my career, I have been inspired by Japanese animation, but without question, I have been most inspired by the films of Hayao Miyazaki. Mr. Miyazaki’s work surpasses cultural boundaries, regardless of the language or country, his brilliant filmmaking entertains and charms audiences around the world.”