By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett (left), Carl Fredricksen (right)
Is there a connection between Warren Buffett and Carl Fredricksen?
Buffett is a 78-year-old billionaire and financial sage who flies in a private jet when he leaves his Omaha home.
Fredricksen is a 78-year-old balloon salesman who takes his midwestern home with him when he goes flying.
They're both characters, but Carl is fictional.
She asks, "Could someone at Pixar be equating Buffett's predictions to a lot of hot air?"
Perhaps the usually "grounded" Buffett will become unhinged by the economy's troubles, sending him "spiraling uncharacteristically out of control."
One key difference: Carl's creators describe him as a "grouchy old man" while Buffett always seems to have a smile on his face.
They say Carl is physically modeled, at least partially, on the actor Ed Asner, who provides the voice of the character.
You be the judge.
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