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  • Pixar grants dying girl her last wish

    10 year old Colby Curtin of Huntington Beach had a wish. She wanted to see Pixar's latest movie Up. The problem was, she was unable to go to the movies to see it because she was dying of cancer.

    Pixar to the rescue. They arranged for a home viewing for Colby. She died seven hours later.

    A very sad and touching story.





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    God bless Pixar that they were able to be such a special part of this girl's last day.

    Great kudos should go to whomever at Pixar made this possible.

    And my prayers go to the family of this poor young girl, but it is nice to know that she is in a better place today...

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    • #3
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      At least this story had a happy ending.
      "You are watching FOX"

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        Re: Pixar grants dying girl her last wish

        Originally posted by MickeyMousePal View Post
        At least this story had a happy ending.

        Care to rephrase that? The girl died. How is that happy?


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        • #5
          Re: Pixar grants dying girl her last wish

          Originally posted by Coheteboy View Post
          Care to rephrase that? The girl died. How is that happy?
          ...I think they were referring to the mom feeling her daughter would be in heaven based on the message of the movie.

          A very bittersweet story.

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          • #6
            Re: Pixar grants dying girl her last wish

            This would mean a lot more if the PR people at PIXAR/Disney had chosen NOT to reveal this act of kindness. Not everything a corporation does needs to be motivated by a press release.

            Contrast this with the story in Bob Thomas's book about Walt escorting that sick kid around Disneyland before the park opened. If he'd wanted, Walt could have run clips of that tour on his TV show--he certainly wasn't afraid of promoting every angle.

            But that never happened. As far as I understand, that story about Walt didn't emerge until 1976 when Thomas released his book.

            It would have been nice if we hadn't heard about this until 2019.

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            • #7
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              ^ Uhm, Pixar is NOT the one who released this, and hasn't said anything about the story, including the name of the employee who came to the house.

              Even if they had released it, it doesn't change the fact it meant the world to a dying little girl.

              From the other thread discussing the story:

              http://micechat.com/forums/micechat-...ying-wish.html

              Originally posted by almandot
              As is usually the case, good for Pixar. They won't even comment on the story it appears this is just a human interest piece generated by the family reporting it out of gratitude towards Pixar.

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              • #8
                Re: Pixar grants dying girl her last wish

                Eisner would have charged her $11.


                I kid! I kid!

                Regardless, it's a cool story in an otherwise cold world.

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                • #9
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                  I love this story and it shows there is hopr for the world.

                  Bless Pixar for doing the right thing. In this world there is so much unhappiness and sad news that a story like this is savored like a rare morsel.

                  I have other thread and board to bash management so here I will instead pray for the kid's family and thank God for there being some angels left in the world.

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                    Oh my goodness, how sad! But that is great that Pixar was able to grant her last wish.
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                        That's a great story!

                        But I think the difference here is that there was no Make-a-Wish to serve as a facilitator. This was just some cold call and someone at Pixar caring enough to make it happen.


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                        • #13
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                          Thanks for the post, and I agree. This is not as un-common as it may sound. It's just nice for once they get some recognition for something like this, whether it's wanted or not.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Pixar grants dying girl her last wish

                            Originally posted by Scrooge McDuck View Post
                            Who and why are not important. That we take the time make a difference does matter. Even if it is just a little time.
                            So, eloquently put. It took that one person to wait ... and just listen. Kudos to whomever they may be, and all those involved in making this little girl, Colby's, final day so special.

                            My deepest condolences to the Curtain family ... and anyone who has ever lost a child.
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                            • #15
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                              I think it all boils down to what must be one of Pixar's founding philosophy's, which is "What Would Walt Do".

                              There are far too many companies who would pass on this sort of thing even with the interaction of a group like Make-A-Wish. Thank you, John Lasseter, et al, for reminding the world that every business is, at heart, a people business.

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