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PostSubject: Easter Eggs in Pixar's UP   June 18th 2009, 04:10

i know you're not a ginormous fan of the movie, but i thought ya might like this. =)

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PostSubject: Re: Easter Eggs in Pixar's UP   June 19th 2009, 18:04

I love how Pixar does that! =)

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PostSubject: Re: Easter Eggs in Pixar's UP   June 19th 2009, 18:10

Figured this would go here:



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Colby was diagnosed with vascular cancer on Dec. 23, 2005 after doctors found a tumor in her liver. At the time of her death, her stomach was about 94 inches around, swollen with fluids the cancer wouldn’t let her body properly digest. The rest of her body probably weighed about 45 pounds, family friend Carole Lynch said.

Colby had gone to Newport Elementary School and was known for making others laugh, family friend Terrell Orum said. Colby loved to dance, sing, swim and seemed to have a more mature understanding of the world than other children her age, Orum said.

On April 28, Colby went to see the Dream Works 3-D movie "Monsters Vs. Aliens" but was impressed by the previews to "Up."

“It was from then on, she said, ‘I have to see that movie. It is so cool,’” Lynch said.

Colby was a movie fan, Lisa Curtin said, and she latched onto Pixar’s movies because she loved animals.

Two days later Colby’s health began to worsen. On June 4 her mother asked a hospice company to bring a wheelchair for Colby so she could visit a theater to see "Up." However, the weekend went by and the wheelchair was not delivered, Lisa Curtin said.

By June 9, Colby could no longer be transported to a theater and her family feared she would die without having seen the movie.

At that point, Orum, who desperately wanted Colby to get her last wish, began to cold-call Pixar and Disney to see if someone could help.

Pixar has an automated telephone answering system, Orum said, and unless she had a name of a specific person she wanted to speak to, she could not get through. Orum guessed a name and the computer system transferred her to someone who could help, she said.

Pixar officials listened to Colby’s story and agreed to send someone to Colby’s house the next day with a DVD of "Up," Orum recalled.

She immediately called Lisa Curtin, who told Colby. “Do you think you can hang on?” Colby’s mother said. “I’m ready (to die), but I’m going to wait for the movie,” the girl replied.

THE MOVIE

At about 12:30 p.m. the Pixar employee came to the Curtins’ home with the DVD.

He had a bag of stuffed animals of characters in the movie and a movie poster. He shared some quirky background details of the movie and the group settled in to watch Up.

Colby couldn't see the screen because the pain kept her eyes closed so her mother gave her a play-by-play of the film.

At the end of the film, the mother asked if her daughter enjoyed the movie and Colby nodded yes, Lisa Curtin said.

The employee left after the movie, taking the DVD with him, Lynch said.

“He couldn’t have been nicer,” said Lynch who watched the movie with the family. “His eyes were just welled up.”

After the movie, Colby’s dad, Michael Curtin, who is divorced from Lisa Curtin, came to visit.

Colby died with her mom and dad nearby at 9:20 p.m.

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.

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PostSubject: Re: Easter Eggs in Pixar's UP   June 20th 2009, 03:49

awe baby, that story made me cry. =\

i'm so happy she was able to get her last wish though, very kind of pixar to do that for her.

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PostSubject: Re: Easter Eggs in Pixar's UP   June 21st 2009, 04:23

Yeah, I teared up at it, so sad.

I do want to see the movie again, so maybe we can has watch it?

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PostSubject: Re: Easter Eggs in Pixar's UP   June 24th 2009, 08:18

yes i would love to see this movie with you. big grin

trying for it now, will letcha know if it works.

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PostSubject: Re: Easter Eggs in Pixar's UP   July 6th 2009, 18:12

Need to watch it again now and try to find the Easter Eggs.

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PostSubject: Re: Easter Eggs in Pixar's UP   July 6th 2009, 19:36

sounds good to me, and i enjoyed watching this movie with you so much! it broke my heart at the beginning but the rest definitely made up for that. =)

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PostSubject: Re: Easter Eggs in Pixar's UP   July 7th 2009, 17:59

I'm glad big hug

I also enjoyed it a lot more the second time around.

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