Studio Ghibli Facts - Fact Forty Six

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Fact Forty Six:

Veteran Ghibli animator Katsuya Kondō used his own daughter as the model for chubby-cheeked Ponyo (in her human form, we hope!) in the 2008 movie of the same name. It has never been confirmed, but the character Chihiro from Spirited Away is also thought to be based on a member of staff’s daughter. 

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