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Zyck
Greater Order Of Destruction
Black Legion.
Posted - 2009.06.20 03:41:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Zyck on 20/06/2009 23:44:53


Just thought this was a nice story I read on another forum and figured I'd share.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/pixar-up-movie-2468059-home-show

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/pixar-up-girl-2469238-wish-internet

HUNTINGTON BEACH – Colby Curtin, a 10-year-old with a rare form of cancer, was staying alive for one thing – a movie.

From the minute Colby saw the previews to the Disney-Pixar movie Up, she was desperate to see it. Colby had been diagnosed with vascular cancer about three years ago, said her mother, Lisa Curtin, and at the beginning of this month it became apparent that she would die soon and was too ill to be moved to a theater to see the film.

After a family friend made frantic calls to Pixar to help grant Colby her dying wish, Pixar came to the rescue.

The company flew an employee with a DVD of Up, which is only in theaters, to the Curtins’ Huntington Beach home on June 10 for a private viewing of the movie.

The animated movie begins with scenes showing the evolution of a relationship between a husband and wife. After losing his wife in old age, the now grumpy man deals with his loss by attaching thousands of balloons to his house, flying into the sky, and going on an adventure with a little boy.

Colby died about seven hours after seeing the film.

With her daughter’s vigil planned for Friday, Lisa Curtin reflected about how grateful she is that Pixar – and "Up" – were a part of her only child’s last day.

“When I watched it, I had really no idea about the content of the theme of the movie,” said Curtin, 46. “I just know that word ‘Up’ and all of the balloons and I swear to you, for me it meant that (Colby) was going to go up. Up to heaven.”

Pixar officials declined to comment on the story or name the employees involved.

THE PREVIEWS

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-Moore said. Colby loved to dance, sing, swim and seemed to have a more mature understanding of the world than other children her age, Orum-Moore 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-Moore, 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-Moore said, and unless she had a name of a specific person she wanted to speak to, she could not get through. Orum-Moore 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-Moore 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.

Canis Trucido
Posted - 2009.06.20 04:13:00 - [2]
 

thanks for depressing the **** out of me

Evthron Macyntire
Posted - 2009.06.20 06:32:00 - [3]
 

They could of just downloaded it off the internets

F'nog
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2009.06.20 06:49:00 - [4]
 

Awesome.

Ivanna Nuke
Gallente
Holders Of The Cowbell
Posted - 2009.06.20 10:38:00 - [5]
 

Nice to see something good in the world.

TimMc
Brutal Deliverance
Gypsy Band
Posted - 2009.06.20 10:53:00 - [6]
 

/depressing

Chainsaw Plankton
IDLE GUNS
IDLE EMPIRE
Posted - 2009.06.20 11:05:00 - [7]
 

this is why I can't believe in god, **** like this is just too ****ed up.

I mean "up" wont be on dvd for several months from now and they already have it on dvd. (note this line has nothing to do with the bit of the post above, but damn the entertainment industry annoys me sometimes)

Vak'ran
TUIG Inc.
Posted - 2009.06.20 13:49:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Chainsaw Plankton
I mean "up" wont be on dvd for several months from now and they already have it on dvd. (note this line has nothing to do with the bit of the post above, but damn the entertainment industry annoys me sometimes)


You know, the guys who made an animated movie with a lot of computer are probably more than capable of burning a final version on DVD themselves, right?

Bestofworst
Gallente
Posted - 2009.06.20 14:51:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Bestofworst on 20/06/2009 14:51:41
Good for the girl to get her final wish. Though I feel that the hospice should be blamed slightly for not deliverying a wheelchair. But good for Pixar.

Edit: My hope for humanity, it is coming back... oh wait I just saw something about iran.

Janice Jankowski
Posted - 2009.06.20 16:16:00 - [10]
 

See? Realistic wish (Make a realistic wish foundation for any aussies out there)

Nigel Sheldon
Caldari
Skaro Mining Reborn
Posted - 2009.06.20 18:28:00 - [11]
 

two thumbs up (no pun intended) to pixar. What a heart warming story...it makes you see that even hollywood has a heart.
Am glad she got her final wish.

ReaperOfSly
Gallente
Underworld Protection Agency
South Pole Dancers
Posted - 2009.06.20 19:10:00 - [12]
 

Oh dear, if we're not careful, we might end up ascribing some humanity to a Disney subsidiary. The headline should read: "Disney kills little girl with film".

Mikazuki Wakahisa
Posted - 2009.06.20 19:26:00 - [13]
 

It's all a scam so that the father could make high quality copies.


Bestofworst
Gallente
Posted - 2009.06.20 19:50:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: ReaperOfSly
Oh dear, if we're not careful, we might end up ascribing some humanity to a Disney subsidiary. The headline should read: "Disney kills little girl with film".
'Up' was so bad that it made the cancer more aggressive.

Irida Mershkov
Gallente
The Reformed
Chaos Theory Alliance
Posted - 2009.06.20 19:55:00 - [15]
 

Attaching balloons to a house? what? Sounds like Pixar are running out of bloody ideas.

Tai Khuc
Garoun Investment Bank
Posted - 2009.06.20 20:09:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Bestofworst
] 'Up' was so bad that it made the cancer more aggressive.


I know I shouldn't but I can't help laughing at that comment Shocked

Bellum Eternus
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2009.06.20 20:57:00 - [17]
 

TL;DR- someone showed a movie to a little girl and it killed her.

Vistilantus
Caldari
Vitriol Ventures
BLACK-MARK
Posted - 2009.06.20 21:05:00 - [18]
 

Sad story, happy ending, but OP....

PLEASE

PLEASE

edit the last line of your post.....
THE MOVIE
At about 12:30 p.m. the Pixar employee came


Unity Love
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2009.06.20 22:07:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Vistilantus
Sad story, happy ending, but OP....

PLEASE

PLEASE

edit the last line of your post.....
THE MOVIE
At about 12:30 p.m. the Pixar employee came




O God absolute lol.

Also very sad story in op :*(


Tai Khuc
Garoun Investment Bank
Posted - 2009.06.20 22:31:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Tai Khuc on 20/06/2009 22:31:08
Originally by: Vistilantus
Sad story, happy ending, but OP....

PLEASE

PLEASE

edit the last line of your post.....
THE MOVIE
At about 12:30 p.m. the Pixar employee came




So thats why the employee was so nice to the little girl. Such a sad world we live in Neutral

Zyck
Greater Order Of Destruction
Black Legion.
Posted - 2009.06.20 23:45:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Vistilantus
Sad story, happy ending, but OP....

PLEASE

PLEASE

edit the last line of your post.....
THE MOVIE
At about 12:30 p.m. the Pixar employee came




Oh man I lol'd IRL when I noticed that. Removed it :P Must've gotten cut off.

F'nog
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2009.06.21 00:12:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Zyck
Must've gotten cut off.


Ya think?

There's this strange thing called a character limit. Too bad it's not posted on the scre... oh, wait.

Zyck
Greater Order Of Destruction
Black Legion.
Posted - 2009.06.21 00:28:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: F'nog
Originally by: Zyck
Must've gotten cut off.


Ya think?

There's this strange thing called a character limit. Too bad it's not posted on the scre... oh, wait.


There's also this thing called making a mistake once in a while. Rolling Eyes

F'nog
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2009.06.21 00:32:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Zyck
Originally by: F'nog
Originally by: Zyck
Must've gotten cut off.


Ya think?

There's this strange thing called a character limit. Too bad it's not posted on the scre... oh, wait.


There's also this thing called making a mistake once in a while. Rolling Eyes


Yes, but in this case CCP has actually managed to make it easier to avoid. I know, your experiences with Eve probably made you assume they wouldn't do such a thing. It's easily understandable, and you should just laugh it off, as I tried to point out with my witty little reference in the first line. The second was more for educational value to other posters; the ones who will never read this thread.

Anyway, thanks for making this thread, I really enjoyed it, even if it did make me want to go cry in a corner.

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2009.06.21 00:49:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: F'nog
Originally by: Zyck
Originally by: F'nog
Originally by: Zyck
Must've gotten cut off.


Ya think?

There's this strange thing called a character limit. Too bad it's not posted on the scre... oh, wait.


There's also this thing called making a mistake once in a while. Rolling Eyes


Yes, but in this case CCP has actually managed to make it easier to avoid. I know, your experiences with Eve probably made you assume they wouldn't do such a thing. It's easily understandable, and you should just laugh it off, as I tried to point out with my witty little reference in the first line. The second was more for educational value to other posters; the ones who will never read this thread.

Anyway, thanks for making this thread, I really enjoyed it, even if it did make me want to go cry in a corner.
He copy/pasted and posted without checking; Ergo. Did not check the character limit (Which gets touchy about copy/pastes occasionally) and got bitten by the forums Cool

Mavrix Able
Firebird Squadron
Terra-Incognita
Posted - 2009.06.21 13:47:00 - [26]
 

Sweet little story, although as others have said, kinda depressing.

I kinda like how Pixar/Disney have refused to comment on it, rather than spinning into a PR thing.

-NWS/Mav

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2009.06.21 14:01:00 - [27]
 

Aww

Chainsaw Plankton
IDLE GUNS
IDLE EMPIRE
Posted - 2009.06.21 14:23:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Vak'ran
Originally by: Chainsaw Plankton
I mean "up" wont be on dvd for several months from now and they already have it on dvd. (note this line has nothing to do with the bit of the post above, but damn the entertainment industry annoys me sometimes)


You know, the guys who made an animated movie with a lot of computer are probably more than capable of burning a final version on DVD themselves, right?


well duh. it is just that in like 3-4 months they will be all like Oh guess what, it is now on dvd and you can buy it! when like it could be on dvd now and I could buy it.

Tai Khuc
Garoun Investment Bank
Posted - 2009.06.21 15:25:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Chainsaw Plankton
Originally by: Vak'ran
Originally by: Chainsaw Plankton
I mean "up" wont be on dvd for several months from now and they already have it on dvd. (note this line has nothing to do with the bit of the post above, but damn the entertainment industry annoys me sometimes)


You know, the guys who made an animated movie with a lot of computer are probably more than capable of burning a final version on DVD themselves, right?


well duh. it is just that in like 3-4 months they will be all like Oh guess what, it is now on dvd and you can buy it! when like it could be on dvd now and I could buy it.


I dunno, maybe they should just release it straight on TV and get it over with Rolling Eyes


 

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