Fantasy often mirrors reality, but it appears that's sometimes more true than other times. A picture circulating the internet shows a young boy who is the proverbial spitting image of the enthusiastic wilderness explorer trying for a merit badge that ends up on a trip of a lifetime in the Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studios Up.
The picture of an unidentified boy in front of a vertical banner of Russell, along with Carl Fredricksen and Dug is on on droplr from an unknown photographer, and with no date stamp. It looks like it might be at some sort of a celebration, since there are balloons on the floor. Although considering the significance of balloons in Ip, maybe not. Bet I know how he dressed up for Halloween ... so to speak.
Still, it's a cute picture, isn't it? it would be absolutely perfect if he was smiling instead of merely looking at the camera.