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‘Up’ is one of Pixar’s most moving films, but it is even more so when we learn the story of Colbyn Curtin, a 10-year-old girl whose final wish was to see this film.
If there is something that fans of Pixar movies could surely agree on, it is to say that ‘Up: An Adventure of Height’ It is one of the company’s most sentimental films. And from the first minutes, the story of Carl Fredricksen It brings out crocodile tears.
Launched in June 2009, this film directed by Peter Docter and Bob Peterson He won our hearts with the adventures of Carl, a balloon seller retiree who, after being widowed, decides to fulfill the promise he made to his wife to go to South America.
The movie ‘Up’ is one of the most emotional that Pixar has
But, instead of grabbing his bags and leaving, Carl Fredricksen decides to tie thousands of balloons to the roof of his house to take his entire life with him. Or well, at least that was the plan until Russell, an 8-year-old boy scout who is quite optimistic about life, sneaks into his trip.
The Pixar film talks about getting older, but also about the importance of having social relationships and remembering that it is never too late to follow one of our most cherished dreamsbecause despite the obstacles, we will always find someone to help and accompany us along the way.
And many do not forget the great gesture that the studio had with Colbyn Curtin
In fact, we can say that this message was given by the film beyond its screening in theaters or its appearance on streaming platforms. And it is that 14 years ago, Pixar made a fortune by fulfilling one last dream for Colbyn Curtin, a 10-year-old girl who suffered from vascular cancer.
Colbyn, who has dealt with the disease since 2005 (that is, when the girl was around six years old), she had seen previews of the movie and was excited waiting for the premiere. Even herself She said she was ready to die, but she wouldn’t until she saw ‘Up’.
The 10-year-old girl suffered from terminal cancer and her last wish was to see the movie ‘Up’
Days before ‘Up’ arrived at the cinema, the girl’s health declined considerably. Colbyn Curtin’s family decided to rent a wheelchair through a company that provides hospice services, but unfortunately the product never arrived.
Seeing Colbyn’s condition worsen as the days passed, A family friend, Terrell Orum, contacted Pixar and Disney studios directly to tell them the story. and the last wish that the girl had with the movie ‘Up’.
So Pixar sent a copy to her house so the little girl could have a private screening.
The story reached the ears of the top brass at Pixar, who decided to send one of their employees, with a copy of “Up” on DVD, to Colby’s house so the girl could have a private screening. And not only that, since she also sent him stuffed animals and products of the characters in the film.
By then Colby Curtin could no longer open his eyes and, according to what was reported by the CBS portal that year, not being able to see the film His mother was the one who was in charge of describing the scenes of ‘Up’ to him. In the end the woman asked the girl if she liked it and she nodded her head.
The girl died hours after watching ‘Up’
The Pixar employee left Colbyn’s house with tears in his eyes after the screening ended. not before leave the family a replica of the adventure book seen in the ‘Up’ movie, and where Carl and his wife put memories of their adventures.
Hours after watching the film, Colbyn Curtin died surrounded by her parents. “When I saw it, I really had no idea about the content of the movie’s theme… I only know that word ‘Up’ and all the balloons and I swear, to me it meant that (Colby) was going to go up. “Up to heaven”, the mother told a local media.
The girl’s mother said she would fill the book with adventures for her daughter, who surely left for the other world with the satisfaction of seeing a movie he had been looking forward to. Definitely, another reason to cry every time we see the ‘Up’ tape, don’t you think?
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