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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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Storyline

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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Trivia

When a younger Charles Muntz speaks to a large audience that he will return with the beast alive, everyone is wearing a hat. What the viewer can't see, however, is that he is speaking to a literal "Sea of Hats". There are no people under those hats (DVD director's commentary). See more »

Goofs

Carl's house starts flying at the moment when he releases the balloons from the chimney; assuming that all balloons were already inflated and stored inside the house, this should have made the house float hours before already, regardless of whether they are inside or outside the house. However, it appears the balloons were in a giant sack in the backyard, and could have either been tethered down securely, or compressed to reduce lift. 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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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 »

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The Spirit of Adventure
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Written by Michael Giacchino
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Pixar do it again! Up soars to new heights!
13 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

Viewed at the Festival de Cannes 2009

The opening film of this year's festival, and the first animated film ever to have this honour, Up is truly a film for all ages. The story of the adventures of an old man and a young boy, a flying house tethered to countless balloons, a long-lost (and mad) explorer, a giant bird called Kevin and assorted 'talking' dogs gets funnier and more exciting as it goes along.

This isn't slapstick humour, although there are some lovely visual gags, but deeper, more thoughtful. At times Up is even touching and poignant.

Visually, this is a treat and while I was sceptical about the use of 3D to begin with, it is built into the story so seamlessly that it really is worth the effort to seek it out. At the same time, I can't help feeling the 2D version could be even better because the 3D glasses had the effect of dimming the picture. The use of colour in the film is especially noteworthy, with various palettes used according to mood, character and phase of the story. Character voicing and music are also spot on.

I have no connection with Pixar, Disney or the film whatsoever, even if this review reads like a puff piece. The fact is, Up is an incredible piece of cinema, was a big hit with a very demanding press audience, and is worthy of your time and money.

Anyone who says animated films cannot amuse and entertain, while at the same time delivering any kind of emotion, does not know what they are talking about.

Up is so good I can now forgive Pixar for Cars!


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