Don't know why this story took this long to come out, but anyways...
Remember the young woman, "Courtney", who a while back posted onto YouTube a video of herself crying at the WALL-E teaser trailer, particularly every time WALL-E appeared? (If not, see video embeded above.) Well, as it happens she was invited by Pixar to the WALL-E wrap party which took place in San Francisco on June 1st; just yesterday she posted her account of the "adventure" on her blog.
Speaking at the party, Andrew Stanton expressed Pixar's appreciation of her fandom by saying,
"Six months ago... we were only halfway done with the film, and we weren't exactly sure how we were going to get it done. We were exhausted. And then, one day, a movie showed up on YouTube showing a girl watching the trailer for WALL-E... When we saw that, we knew we were on the right track." "Well," he continued, "We invited Courtney here tonight."
Needless to say, lots of applause followed. Later on in the evening she got to chat with Stanton and also Brad Brad, among other Pixarians. The next day, she got a tour of the studio. Really, you must read her complete post; a lot more specifics.
Does sound like a lot of fun. Hmm. Guess what I'm going to do when the Up teaser is released... ;( Just in time for the WALL-E Oscar party :)