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Re: Reasons Why It's Fun To Be A Pixar Fan

Postby thedriveintheatre » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:54 pm

Well, I'd have to look up Pixar's address and think of what to write and to whom. And then I'd have to catch a cab to my nearest post-office (which is pretty far away). To be honest, I've never sent physical mail to anyone before in my entire life! I'm not kidding. I mean, I know how to, I've done it for my parents and previous employers, but I've had no reason to do so as a kid. :)

But yeah, I should definitely give it a shot!
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Re: Reasons Why It's Fun To Be A Pixar Fan

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:46 pm

thedriveintheatre wrote:I've never sent physical mail to anyone before in my entire life! I'm not kidding.


Whaaaaaa? That's so foreign to me! I loved doing the pen pall thing when I was younger.
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Re: Reasons Why It's Fun To Be A Pixar Fan

Postby LQstudiesPixar » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:53 am

I'd love to request an autograph. Problem is, I don't know who to ask! E-J-E, you have Elissa Knight's signature? Totally wicked! :-P TDIT, I think it would be a good idea if you sent one. Now I'm thinking about it.

Also, I was interested to hear about how computer animation seemed a let-down to you and TDIT at first. I don't know, for me, I just loved their stories and the way in which they were told as a kid. I saw some Disney films, but only a few, I thought, seemed as good as all of the Pixar films. I was lucky enough to be born the same year Toy Story came out. And thanks to the re-releases, I have seen each film at least once in theaters (Toy Story 2 holds the record for 3 in the original release and a 4th time on the re-release)! I didn't even know Toy Story was the first CG film until I was about 6. I had always thought, "I wish this was the first one because it's so good. So there's no way it can be true." I'm so glad I was wrong about that! Conversely, it wasn't until I heard about John Lasseter wanting to bring back 2D films that I became more interested in that medium. I gained a better appreciation for traditional animation after that. I think I've always been taken by Pixar's style, and I think their perfectionist quality over most other films is why I think I do not ever doubt them. It's also influenced me to do a great job in everything I do, whether it be schoolwork or exercising, just anything!

Plus, being a Pixar fan means you get to collect cool toys (even though I'm done). I liked Cars when it first came out, but when I started collecting the die-casts, especially for the split-second cameo cars, it made me want to re-watch the scenes where those characters appeared. And I found myself getting carried away and loving more and more of the subtlety of the film, and its pureness of heart. If you slow down with the movie, you can really love it, and now I think there's a reason why Cars is unlike the other films. It's supposed to be, and if you're lucky enough you may be able to relate to it on a personal level. However, I have no toys from the second film. The deal breaker was that I could not sit through that movie with my family thinking about how many toys we would end up buying instead of just enjoying the movie, and sure enough I loved the movie. Toy Story 2 also helped me draw that line.
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Re: Reasons Why It's Fun To Be A Pixar Fan

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:28 am

LQstudiesPixar wrote:I'd love to request an autograph. Problem is, I don't know who to ask! E-J-E, you have Elissa Knight's signature? Totally wicked! :-P TDIT, I think it would be a good idea if you sent one. Now I'm thinking about it.


There's a whole thread regarding this matter, you should check it out.
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Re: Reasons Why It's Fun To Be A Pixar Fan

Postby evspixarfan2012 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:22 pm

Okay, I think I know another reason...

Do you want to know that I once had a marathon of my very own for Pixar's 25th anniversary a couple of years back, for those of you who don't know this yet, and that meant watching every single Pixar film in the order of release...?

Well, I think that...the reason that...I must update my reasons is because I recently got this CD called Disney/Pixar All Time Favorties...
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Re: Reasons Why It's Fun To Be A Pixar Fan

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:51 am

evspixarfan2012 wrote:Well, I think that...the reason that...I must update my reasons is because I recently got this CD called Disney/Pixar All Time Favorties...


I think I know which CD you're talking about!
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Re: Reasons Why It's Fun To Be A Pixar Fan

Postby pixarfan9099 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:37 am

Just the fact that you get to be a part of this amazing family. I'm lucky to have two Pixar families: one here and one on Twitter and I love them both to death. This is such an open community and love it so much.
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Re: Reasons Why It's Fun To Be A Pixar Fan

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:36 am

pixarfan9099 wrote:Just the fact that you get to be a part of this amazing family. I'm lucky to have two Pixar families: one here and one on Twitter and I love them both to death. This is such an open community and love it so much.



Aww, that is really sweet! And true.
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Re: Reasons Why It's Fun To Be A Pixar Fan

Postby ObsessedWithPixar » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:40 am

^That's definitely one of the best things about being a Pixar fan! Pixar fans are for the most part some of the most enthusiastic, positive, and creative people on the planet! Simply because people like that are the people who make these amazing movies! Whether it's my fellow Pixar lovers here or my Pixar-loving Disney Create friends, it's helped to make my love of Pixar even stronger!
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Re: Reasons Why It's Fun To Be A Pixar Fan

Postby K9Girl » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:06 pm

Completely agreeing with all of you. I've met some of my best friends online on this website. You guys are all so nice and I love all of you so much even though I've never met any of you face to face. <3 Not to mention that I don't really know many people who like Pixar in real life, so it's so fun to talk about it here where people are just as passionate about Pixar as I am.
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Re: Reasons Why It's Fun To Be A Pixar Fan

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:44 pm

Aww, we're all having a Pixar moment! *don't cry don't cry*
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Re: Reasons Why It's Fun To Be A Pixar Fan

Postby ObsessedWithPixar » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:52 am

Awwww K9Girl that's so sweet X3 C'mon, group hug everybody!! I believe I've made some lifelong friends here as well!

(Now that's how to make a 700th post!)
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Re: Reasons Why It's Fun To Be A Pixar Fan

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:03 am

ObsessedWithPixar wrote:(Now that's how to make a 700th post!)


Congratulations!
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Re: Reasons Why It's Fun To Be A Pixar Fan

Postby ObsessedWithPixar » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:08 am

^Thanksies EJE :)
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Re: Reasons Why It's Fun To Be A Pixar Fan

Postby buzzfan120 » Mon May 20, 2019 8:58 pm

I've always been a huge fan of all things Disney, but especially Pixar. I think I was in kindergarten when I decided, after looking at some Disney catalogs, that Monsters, Inc. looked like a cool movie, so I received the DVD for Christmas and enjoyed every minute of it. For some strange reason, I had a soft spot for Waternoose (confession time: I still do!) However, it wasn't until the summer between second and third grades that I became a true Pixar fan. It was at that time that my crazy extreme fangirl obsession with Buzz Lightyear began, so before you knew it, my room was filled with Buzz Lightyear everything (it still is!)

Then in summer 2008, after I had completed the third grade, my family went on our first trip to Disney World. I went Pixar crazy, playing Toy Story Mania and Buzz's Space Ranger Spin, dancing in Block Party Bash, getting photos with Pixar Pals...and since then we've taken 3 more Disney trips. Funnily enough, all of our Disney trips coincided with the releases of Pixar films! :)

Our second Disney trip was the summer Toy Story 3 came out. I didn't see it until it came out on DVD, but it was worth it. Buzz's Spanish mode made me love him even more, and it made me fascinated with flamenco. My favorite part was--and still is--Buzz and Jessie's big dance number, so much so that whenever I see merchandise featuring Buzz and Jessie performing their big dance number--or just Buzz in his Spanish mode--I just have to get my hands on it. <3 So, naturally, I own a lot of that kind of merchandise. And I am seriously hoping Spanish Buzz makes a comeback in Toy Story 4.

Other favorite Pixar items I own include my Buzz Mickey ear hat (which my uncle gave me for Christmas 2015 because I couldn't wait till the big Disney trip of 2017 to get it) and my collection of Buzz pins (when we go to Disney World, I'm always on the hunt for Buzz pins. I have a nice assortment of them, and I even display them on a lanyard with stars all over, a Star Command logo charm and a laminated card with Buzz on it, which reads: "To pin-finity and beyond!") :) As for Pixar merchandise I own that doesn't feature Buzz, my favorite is a Waternoose plushy that I found on a birthday outing at the Disney Store. I couldn't believe my luck!

I love Pixar so much that two days after Christmas 2017, my family took a trip up to Michigan to see The Science Behind Pixar exhibit at The Henry Ford Museum. Let me tell you, it was totally worth it to go up there in the freezing cold to see it. If it ever comes to COSI or to the Cincinnati Museum Center, I'll definitely go to see it again.

I have big Pixar-related plans for our next Disney trip. I definitely want to check out Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Also, interacting with characters at Disney World makes the experience more magical, so I'll ask Buzz to go into his Spanish mode, and he'll show off his best dance moves. :)
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