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Pixar -> Humanity's last hope?

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A lot of things have been going on lately...not good things either.  People getting sued for downloading illegal music, raged kids killing their parents over a damn video game, etc.

This story is one that caught my eye, however.

Colby Curtin was a 10 year old girl suffering from terminal vascular cancer with little time left in her life.  She told her mom she wanted only one thing before she died, and that was to see Pixar's movie: Up.

Colby's parents called Pixar and somehow got past the automated operator to speak with a representative.  They explained the story and instantly a Pixar worker was in his car with the DVD, posters, and toys - heading for their house.  Her mother asked her: "Do you think you can hang on?" and Colby replied, "I’m ready (to die), but I’m going to wait for the movie."

The representative later arrived with the movie and stuffed animals, and the Curtin family was able to enjoy one last moment together.

Colby passed away later that night, with her family beside her.

This story just goes to show that humanity DOES have hope, and that not everyone is all about the money anymore.  I applaud you Pixar, you made my day.
And to the entire Curtin family - I'm very sorry for your loss.

(for a more detailed story, go here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/pixar-up-movie-2468059-home-show )

posted 4 years 10 months ago

pixar is awesome!
posted 4 years 10 months ago

That's truly amazing.
posted 4 years 10 months ago

Wow. " I want to see the movie Up before I die." That just sounded weird.
posted 4 years 10 months ago

That just raised Pixar's reputation with me.
posted 4 years 10 months ago

pfft. Pixar uses macs thats a nice story though but pixar isn't doing it becuase they are nice they are doing it becuase they want a better rep better rep more money. There is no hope for humanity were greedy and when we do good theres always something evil and corrupt behind it.
posted 4 years 10 months ago

Almost every production house uses a mac, for their editing.
posted 4 years 10 months ago

You sir, are the reason humanity has no hope
posted 4 years 10 months ago

I am 100% sure he was joking, let's not get on the hate train ya'll.
posted 4 years 9 months ago

Pixar does all their rendering on linux based computers.
posted 4 years 10 months ago

Pixar ftw. Poor girl... 10 bucks that her dad released it to the internet afterwards..
posted 4 years 10 months ago

Thanx for posting this, I wouldn´t have known otherwise¨Among the Up memorabilia the employee gave Colby was an “adventure book” – a scrap book the main character’s wife used to chronicle her journeys.“I’ll have to fill those adventures in for her,” Lisa Curtin said.¨ This was probably the sadest part of the article but it was very touching that someone would go out of their way to grant a dying wish, even if it was just some ¨guy¨that worked at Pixar  
posted 4 years 10 months ago

great article
posted 4 years 10 months ago

thats cool, it would be pretty cool if every one went out of their way to make someone happy like that, i think i will go and see that movie looks funny.
posted 4 years 10 months ago

Boy, it's a good thing that the movie didn't suck, huh? Also, I'd be creeped out if I saw her shortly before she died that same night. and it's weird that she died then too rather than days later or something. anyways, nice story
posted 4 years 10 months ago

[i][b]GREENSLI!![/b][/i] YOUR AN ASSHOLE
posted 4 years 10 months ago

That is pretty f*cking creepy that she died the same night, no? Anyway 1337, I always liked Pixar (Toy Story 3 ftw). I reckon I will go see this movie by my self anyway, doubt any of my friends would be interested in Pixar movies unlike me. Well anyway that story put some crazy as* feelings inside me thier and I reckon I properley need to do something manly or forget about it cause it's tearing me up ya'll.
posted 4 years 10 months ago

I have to agree with Pathogen, Pixar did not do that out of pure good in their hearts, there was evil behind that move, increasing reputation is the big one I hope everyone sees. They only did it because it would benefit others or the company.
posted 4 years 10 months ago

It doesn't matter if it was for reputation.  The fact that a guy still got in his car and drove there shows that there had to be SOME heart behind it.
posted 4 years 10 months ago

You just nailed it.
posted 4 years 10 months ago

thats so sad :(
posted 4 years 10 months ago

im sure they meant it in a good way but they knew they were going to get publicity for this how  many people must be praising pixar right now.
posted 4 years 9 months ago

nice story, poor girl. ima go pirate up now
posted 4 years 9 months ago

Great story man...so sad but a beautiful ending for the little fighter ... **weeps**
posted 3 years 9 months ago

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