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Up (2009)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  29 May 2009 (USA)
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Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Fredricksen (voice) (as Ed Asner)
Charles Muntz (voice)
Russell (voice)
Dug / Alpha (voice)
Beta (voice)
Jerome Ranft ...
Gamma (voice)
Newsreel Announcer (voice)
Elie Docter ...
Young Ellie (voice)
Jeremy Leary ...
Young Carl (voice)
Mickie McGowan ...
Police Officer Edith (voice) (as Mickie T. McGowan)
Danny Mann ...
Donald Fullilove ...
Nurse George (voice) (as Don Fullilove)
Nurse AJ (voice)
Omega (voice)


A young Carl Fredrickson meets a young adventure-spirited girl named Ellie. They both dream of going to a lost land in South America. 70 years later, Ellie has died. Carl remembers the promise he made to her. Then, when he inadvertently hits a construction worker, he is forced to go to a retirement home. But before they can take him, he and his house fly away. However, he has a stowaway aboard: an 8-year-old boy named Russell, who's trying to get an Assisting the Elderly badge. Together, they embark on an adventure, where they encounter talking dogs, an evil villain and a rare bird named Kevin. Written by Garfield2710

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Rated PG for some peril and action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 May 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Up - Una aventura de altura  »

Box Office


$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$68,108,790 (USA) (29 May 2009)


£34,284,193 (UK) (18 December 2009)

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Did You Know?


When Carl's house first takes off and when the camera zooms out from the parking lot at the end, Pixar's trademark Pizza Planet truck introduced in Toy Story (1995) can be seen. See more »


In the title scene where young Carl Fredricksen is running with his balloon in the hand and smashes at the tree. The tree's shadow is missing behind and only young Carl has his shadow, as if he's floating in air. See more »


[first lines]
Newsreel Announcer: Movietown News presents, "Spotlight on Adventure." What you are now witnessing is footage never before seen by civilized humanity: a lost world in South America. Lurking in the shadow of majestic Paradise Falls, it sports plants and animals undiscovered by science. Who would dare set foot on this inhospitable summit? Why, our subject today, Charles Muntz!
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The photographs of characters shown during the end credits thematically match the crew members' positions, as do the "Wilderness Explorer" badges that also appear. See more »


Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.37 (2009) See more »


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Possibly the best Pixar film to date.
15 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was luckily able to catch a screening a few weeks ago here in Houston.

As an avid lover of Wall-E, I felt Pixar could never reach those heights again.

I was wrong.

UP's story will probably seem peculiar at first glance. An old man as a protagonist? It definitely blew my expectations. The first 5 minutes demolished every other Pixar feature just because it was the first time I cried in a theater.

This just shows how much heart there is to the movie. I really don't want to get into specifics because of spoilers but the movie literally has everything.

Amazing visual effects.

Amazing sound.

Hilarious comedy.

Breath taking action.


All those combined equal something special. Today's movies like to blow you away with gimmicks, Pixar is different. Each movie shows soul and UP definitely has it.

I can't wait until it comes out so I can see it in 3d, im bringing everybody.


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