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Up (2009)

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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)
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)


Carl Fredricksen as a boy wanted to explore South America and find the forbidden Paradise Falls. About 64 years later he gets to begin his journey along with a Boy Scout named Russel by lifting his house with thousands of balloons. On their journey they make many new friends including a talking dog and figure out that someone has evil plans. Carl soon realizes that this evildoer is his childhood idol. Will they be able to defeat him and find Paradise Falls?

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 USA:

$68,108,790, 29 May 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$293,004,164, 5 November 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$731,342,744, 25 November 2011
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


About halfway through the film, Carl and Russell are trying to put up a tent. Carl is surprised that Russell, with all his badges, never put up a tent before. When he asks Russell why he didn't ask his dad for help, Russell reveals (albeit indirectly) that his parents are divorced (during the conversation where Russell says "Phyllis isn't my mom"). This is the first time in a Disney full-length animated feature where divorce is even hinted at as being a reason for a character having a single parent (most of Disney's single parents are assumed to be widowed). See more »


The house's interior is actually quite larger than the exterior. In various scenes, it is shown that Carl and Ellie's chairs are placed in front of a bay window, which is not shown on the exterior of the home. It would have been located on the side opposite of the porch, but is not there. The only other bay window is at the front, where Carl stands to steer the house. 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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Crazy Credits

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 »


References Blue's Clues (1996) See more »


from "Carmen"
by Georges Bizet
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Possibly the best Pixar film to date.
15 May 2009 | by 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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