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Proof that Pixar are Awesome…

After being the subject of the most heart-warming film news story of last year, Pixar have found yet another way to my heart strings just before the release of Toy Story 3.

Imagine being a kid writing a letter to a hero, someone they were a huge fan of. This kid wrote a letter to Pete Doctor, the director of Monsters Inc. Now, imagine actually getting a letter back in return. Imagine getting this letter back return. Awesome, no?

The full story can be read here, but that’s pretty awesome, isn’t it?

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18 Responses

  1. Pete Docter and Brad Bird just seem like great guys! Things like this help me appreciate their work all the more.

    Such an awesome blog by the way. I look forward to reading more!

    -Your new reader in Atlanta.

  2. I’d love to receive a letter like that :)

    There was a documentary about Pixar on one of the BBC channels recently, which is definitely worth watching. Can’t wait to watch Waking Sleeping Beauty. It features footage of a young Tim Burton.. http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2010/02/19/waking-sleeping-beauty-trai.jpg

    • Tim Burton is one of the few people I can never imagine being “young”. I’ve always imagined he always lived in a small cottage wearing his sunglasses during the day. Thanks for the link!

  3. Saw this on Digg last week, so awesome. Just another reason why the folks at Pixar are some of the best out there.

  4. Awww, wouldn’t have minded getting a letter like that, as kid or even now!
    However, the cynical side of me also says that it’s great PR for Pixar, I wonder if they do this for everyone?!

    • Yep, it’s strange how it coincides with the release (in the same way it’s weird how last year’s story coincided with the release of Up). Still, I can’t blame them for playing the PR angle, if they did – it is a cute story and it’s one that they deserve good PR from. Somehow they’ve disabled my cynic sensors!

  5. That’s amazing. Honestly, who could possibly hate on Pixar?

  6. Pixar released the finest work of the year every year and they’re class acts. Amazing.

  7. Um, this is potentially the most awesome thing ever. It totally kicks all my celeb autographs’ ass.

    And you are so right about the “Up” screener that Pixar gave last year – so heartwarming. I’m pretty sure I cried just reading the story.

    • Yep, I remember just going “aw” at the screener story and, as you’ve probably figured out from elsewhere, I’m a pretty cynical bastard.

  8. @Olive Definitely a PR move :)

  9. “I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out”.

    I also quite enjoy “I’m tired of this back-slapping, ‘aren’t humanity neat?’ bullshit. We’re a virus with shoes, okay? That’s all we are.”

    • Totally cynical.

      If you had actually watched Wall-E you would see that the ‘aren’t humanity neat’ mentality is exactly how humanity plummets into the uncaring nanny state inhabiting the movie. The movie has heart. People are a problem, not all of them though. It seems that you can’t get over your own infidelities. Chill out better yourself.

      Pixar is a creative dream that exposes the very things that make us as a species pretty good. Not much does that these days.

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