It seems Soot Gremlins aren't only hiding around Totoro's forest. Jiji may have some explaining to do when Kiki returns home.
I made the 3d model a few years ago for a Ghibli compeition over on CG society. It was always my intention to animate him after the comp ended. decided to use him as a test to learn the compatabilities of storing animations in FBX. turned out quite nice.