June 19, 2009
Read. And. Weep.
Reason No. 673 why Pixar is the greatest studio on the planet.
Ten-year-old Colby Curtin was dying of a rare form of cancer, but she had one last wish before her death: To see the new Pixar/Disney movie Up.
But she was too ill for a trip to the theater, so when Pixar heard about it, they flew a rep to Colby's house in Huntington Beach, CA, for a private screening in her home. Colby died seven hours later.
"When I watched it, I had really no idea about the content of the theme of the movie," Colby's mother, Lisa Curtin, told the Orange County Register. "I just know that word â€˜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."
(Hat tip to Joel Storey.)