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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

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)
... Construction Foreman Tom (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 ... Construction Worker Steve (voice)
... Nurse George (voice) (as Don Fullilove)
... Nurse AJ (voice)
... Omega (voice)
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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?

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Fly Up to Venezuela


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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Co-director/co-writer Bob Peterson stated that Doug's line "I have just met you, and I love you," was inspired by a quote from a small child that he met when he was a camp counselor in the 1980s. See more »

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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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It's Just a House
31 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Another crackling collaboration of Pixar and Disney, and as expected, it is touching, funny, thrilling and amazing to look at and watch. Only a step below Toy Story just because it is not quite as ground-breaking, though the story is even better.

While I love technology and effects, I am first and foremost a story guy when it comes to movies. This has as good of story as any film you will see. My only caution is that it seems geared towards grown-ups, not kids. The montage of Carl and Ellie growing old together is without dialogue and will probably bore some kids. Their parents certainly won't be bored; however, as it will resonate with most anyone over age 40 who hasn't taken the time to chase their childhood dreams.

No question, this film is a barrage of color and eccentric characters, and can even be a bit frightening at times. Still, the key to this one are the stories and quests of the elderly Mr. Fredrickson and the young Russell, trying to earn his badge of honor. From the beginning, Disney has always had a finger on the pulse of youngsters. Here, we aren't given the usual Hollywood garbage of brainiac kids who make the adults look stupid. Instead we are given a pudgy, slightly goofy kid just trying to get his parents to take note.

Special kudos to Ed Asner for bringing Mr. Fredrickson to life ... in good times and bad. He never goes overboard and is quite often absolutely perfect. Christopher Plummer has a limited role as bad guy Charles Muntz. Or is he really so bad? Cast aside by society, he has spent his life searching for redemption.

I am not saying the kids won't enjoy, but I am saying make sure parents and grandparents tag along. You will be entertained, delighted and moved.


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