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‘Toy Story 3′ Director Auctions Pixar Collectibles to Help Japanese Earthquake Relief

10 May 2011 No Comment

Lee Unkrich, director of Toy Story 3 has put up a number of Pixar collectibles on eBay to help with the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. The items up for auction are quite varied, but are all Pixar-related memorabilia he has collected over the years.

One particular piece, such as this limited edition print from Disney/Pixar’s Up, is currently up for auction. The print, which was given to Pixar employees after the film was made, only had 1200 copies ever created. This particular print is from Unkrich’s own personal collection.

Other memorabilia up for auction includes a limited edition WALL-E print, personally signed by Ralph Eggleston, WALL-E’s production designer.

Unkrich also unearthed a Monsters, Inc. crew T-shirt from 2001, as well as a very early conceptual illustration of the Monsters, Inc. factory created by artist J. Otto Seibold. This particular illustration was never made available to anyone, but comes exclusively from Unkrich’s personal collection.

Also up for grabs between now and May 11 are plenty of Toy Story 3 memorabilia, including a Try-County Sanitation Hat (which fans will recognize as the the garbage dump in the film,) as well as an exclusive tiki mug that Unkrich gave out to members of his production team. On one side of the mug is a tiki-fied Buzz Lightyear, while the other side depicts Woody.

100% of the proceeds from these collectibles will benefit the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund, which is a GlobalGiving project. GlobalGiving, which supports many grassroots organizations, will work with the relief fund to provide much-needed support to those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that shook Japan.

To check out the auctions up for bid, please click here to have the chance to own your very own exclusive Pixar collectible.

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