The Pixar wordsmith loses his battle with a brain tumour.
Cancer has claimed yet another life too young as it's announced that the co-screenwriter of 'Monsters, Inc.' and various other Pixar films Dan Gerson has passed away at just 49-years-old. This comes following a battle with brain cancer, though he is thought to have died peacefully.
Gerson co-wrote Monsters University
It was reported in the New York Times obituary column yesterday that he lost his battle with cancer on Saturday (February 6th 2016) while at his home in Los Angeles. It described him as having 'a unique zest for life, its big and little moments, and brought that spirit to all of his loved ones'.
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Almost every major sport has a companion film, the one movie fans routinely point to as the definitive representation of their beloved competitive activity. Basketball has Hoosiers. Baseball divides camps between The Natural and Bull Durham. Hockey (Slap Shot) and soccer (Victory) are covered, while football actually has too many to mention.
But prior to 2006, NASCAR was without a representative - and don't even think about suggesting Tony Scott's dreadful Days of Thunder. Racing legend Richard Petty put that crazed notion to rest when he recently told a crowd of entertainment journalists, "The only thing that Days of Thunder had to do with racing was that they had numbers on the side of the car."
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The two movies are distributed by Universal Studios, hardly a coincidence. In fact, their plots share so many similarities one might want to investigate preliminary plagiarism charges. Both movies involve men facing financial devastation who traipse into uncharted territories in search of a valuable treasure that will put them back on their feet. Fortune eludes these guys, but they do discover a monkey - Kong in one, George in another - that follows them back to the mainland and proceeds to create havoc.
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Magical indeed -- the way it works is that all those monsters that hide in the closet and scare little kids only do so because they have to -- they use the screams as energy to power Monstropolis, which exists just on the other side of every kid's bedroom closet door in the world.
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