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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.


    Pete Docter, Bob Peterson (co-director)


    Pete Docter (story by), Bob Peterson (story by) | 3 more credits »
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    Top Rated Movies #116 | Won 2 Oscars. Another 77 wins & 81 nominations. See more awards »



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    Cast overview, first billed only:
    Edward Asner ... Carl Fredricksen (voice) (as Ed Asner)
    Christopher Plummer ... Charles Muntz (voice)
    Jordan Nagai ... Russell (voice)
    Bob Peterson ... Dug / Alpha (voice)
    Delroy Lindo ... Beta (voice)
    Jerome Ranft Jerome Ranft ... Gamma (voice)
    John Ratzenberger ... Construction Foreman Tom (voice)
    David Kaye ... Newsreel Announcer (voice)
    Elie Docter Elie Docter ... Young Ellie (voice)
    Jeremy Leary Jeremy Leary ... Young Carl (voice)
    Mickie McGowan Mickie McGowan ... Police Officer Edith (voice) (as Mickie T. McGowan)
    Danny Mann ... Construction Worker Steve (voice)
    Donald Fullilove ... Nurse George (voice) (as Don Fullilove)
    Jess Harnell ... Nurse AJ (voice)
    Josh Cooley ... 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.

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    Release Date:

    4 August 2009 (China) See more »

    Also Known As:

    Up - Una aventura de altura See more »


    Box Office


    $175,000,000 (estimated)

    Opening Weekend USA:

    $68,108,790, 31 May 2009

    Gross USA:


    Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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    Technical Specs


    Sound Mix:

    SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Sonics-DDP (3-D version)



    Aspect Ratio:

    1.85 : 1
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    Did You Know?


    The villain Charles Muntz has a similar name to Charles Mintz, the Universal Pictures executive who in 1928 stole Walt Disney's production rights to his highly-successful "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" cartoon series. This led Walt Disney to create Mickey Mouse, who soon eclipsed Oswald in popularity. See more »


    When the house first rises, breaking free of its foundation, the front porch is clearly empty. Yet Russell appears later in the far right corner. This is explained by Russell later when he says he crawled under the porch chasing a "snipe". Apparently he hung on to something underneath the porch and crawled up later. In the short film George and A.J. it is revealed that Russell braced himself underneath Carl's house when it took off in the same way that Woody held onto Sid's milk crate when Sid picked it up in Toy Story. However, in the Up movie several shots show the complete underside of the house as it flies off and Russell is clearly not there (or on the porch). 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 Le ballon rouge (1956) See more »


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