Pixar Memorabilia Auctions to Benefit Haiti [UPDATE X3]

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Posted by Thomas • January 23, 2010

Toy Story 3 Woody Poster Signed by Tom HanksEver wanted to get your dirty mits on original gear from a Pixar director’s own private collection?

How about an original 1995 Buzz Action Figure signed by Tim Allen or perhaps even a Toy Story 3 poster signed by a cast member? Well today is your lucky day!

Toy Story 3 director, Lee Unkrich, is hosting a series of auctions on eBay for you to score this insanely cool Pixar gear. All of the proceeds from each of these auctions benefits the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

Update: New items added, finished auctions removed!
Here is what you can currently bid on:

Cars Joe Ranft Storyboard Print Crew Gift
Ratatouille Vintage-Inspired Poster Crew Gift
The Incredibles Teddy Newton Artwork Print Crew Gift
Lee’s Personal The Incredibles Hawaiian Shirt
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage Disneyland Poster
The Art of The Incredibles Signed By Brad Bird
The Incredibles Screenplay Signed By Brad Bird
Monsters, Inc. Original 2001 Crew T-Shirt
Monsters, Inc. 2001 Mug Signed By Pete Docter
Monsters, Inc. 2001 Lunchbox Signed By Pete Docter
Original Tin Toy Pixar T-Shirt From 1988
Toy Story 1995 SIGGRAPH T-Shirt
Toy Story Original 1995 Crew Shirt
WALL•E Original 2008 Crew Jacket (BnL Edition)
WALL•E Crew Baseball Cap
Monsters, Inc. Hawaiian Shirt
Monsters, Inc. Boxers Worn By Chimp In DVD Featurettes
Monsters, Inc. Picture Book Signed By Ricky Nierva (2, 3)
Up Crew Leather Satchel
Toy Story 2 Jessie Doll Signed By John Lasseter

Lee Unkrich's Personal 2008 Original WALL-E Crew JacketGet your bids in quickly!
Check out past items at this archived post.

These are amazing once-in-a-lifetime offers, and not only will you be getting a cool piece of certified Pixar memorabillia, but you will also be helping people very much in need in Haiti.

Update 2: Lee Unkrich’s auction has raised over $13,000 dollars for Haiti so far! New items added above.

Update 3: Now the tally has gone up to $20,000 dollars raised! Keep helping Haiti, new items added.

That’s it for today! Be sure to stay tuned to Lee’s Twitter feed next week when he posts more signed stuff.

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Balloons For Hope: Raising Spirits Inspired by Pixar’s Up [UPDATE]

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Posted by Martin • September 5, 2009

See the lift-off of a real house today and help save children’s lives!

I’m sorry to say we missed this very important story over the week, but better late than never! The Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition has been collecting donations to purchase 17,000 balloons that will seemingly lift a house from its foundation just like in Up.

Balloons for Hope was inspired by the little girl who died with her wish of seeing Up finally granted. If you would like, you can still purchase a balloon, proceeds will go towards children in need of a last dying wish-come-true due to life-threatening, terminal conditions. Each balloon, on sale for $20, will represent the person of your choice and together will help about 17,000 children. Watch the video on the charity’s page for a detailed story about this endeavor or take a look at the press release.

If you are in the Santa Cruz, CA area you may want to stop by today (Sept. 5th) at 4 PM Pacific to witness the spectacle. The address of Mike Bethke’s (organizer’s) Victorian house (to be lifted by hydraulics, seemingly by balloons) is 229 Union St. Santa Cruz, CA.

Update: Here’s a video of the Balloons For Hope event taken by our friend David B. It was pretty crowded so you can’t really see the house lift but you sure can admire the spirit and magnitude of this endeavor — featuring 17,000 balloons.

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Totoro Forest Project A Huge Success!

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Posted by Martin • September 10, 2008

The Totoro Forest Project auction held at Pixar Animation Studios last Saturday was a huge success!

Artists from Pixar and Disney came together to save the Sayama Forest, the ispiration for Hayao Miyazaki, a good friend of Pixar’s, classic animated gem My Neighbor Totoro. Every single piece out of the set of 200 was sold out.
(via AWN)

Enjoy some pictures of the auction at Enrico Casarosa’s photo stream.
(Thanks Fett101 from The Pixar Planet Forums)

Also, look forward to Leo Holzer’s in-depth coverage on the event soon.

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