Kudos to Pixar for Asian American Star of “Up”

Guy Aoki’s letter to the editor was published in the LA Times:

While it was interesting reading John Horn’s story about how the creators of the movie “Up” developed the plot of the movie (“Up, Up and Away,” May 10), he missed a very significant element of the production: The costar of the film is an overweight Asian American boy. So in addition to praising the studio for telling the story of a senior citizen (an often overlooked demographic of society), kudos should be given to Disney/Pixar for not shying away from using a person of color — who also didn’t fit the ultra-thin model of attractiveness foisted upon us by the media — to costar in their big budget film.

Guy Aoki