As a boy, Carl Fredricksen wanted to explore South America and find the forbidden Paradise Falls. About 64 years later he gets to begin his journey along with Boy Scout Russell 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.
In the opening newsreel, Muntz is revealed to have lots of dogs and technology for them. When the dogs first appear in South America, the fact that their collars allow them to speak is an early clue as to who their master is before he appears. See more »
If Charles Muntz is so desperate to prove his skeleton of "the monster of Paradise Falls" is real, why does he eliminate anyone he thinks might be after the bird? If anyone, including the surveyor or the botanist, had found Kevin and proven she really existed, Muntz's bird skeleton would have, in turn, been proven to be genuine, rather than the fabrication of which he was accused. See more »
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 »
In international prints, the label on the savings jar for Paradise Falls bears a drawing of said place as opposed to text. See more »
This film is possibly one of the best animated films of all time as it tells an emotional moving story while being funny. As I said the emotion in this film is full of heart and even though I didn't cry it will make most people cry. The characters in this are perfect even if it is a small character like Ellie or big character like Carl everybody gets so much development even Charles Muntz the villain of the film is also given development, even more than some superhero films nowadays. Also this film has comedy some Pixar films now just want to make you cry but in the 2000s they had mix of sad and funny moments. So overall this film is as close to perfect as an animated film can get, it is has a mix of emotions it is funny and sad when it needs to be it has so much heart and the characters are perfect. This film in my opinion is the best Pixar film.
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