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Up [2009 film]

by Pete Docter (Director), Tom McCarthy (Screenwriter), Bob Peterson (Director)

Other authors: Ed Asner (Actor), Elie Docter (Actor), Michael Giacchino (Composer), Jess Harnell (Actor), David Kaye (Actor)9 more, Jeremy Leary (Actor), Patrick Lin (Photographer), Delroy Lindo (Actor), Jordan Nagai (Actor), Kevin Nolting (Film Editor), Christopher Plummer (Actor), Jerome Ranft (Actor), John Ratzenberger (Actor), Jonas Rivera (Producer)

Series: Up (Disney•Pixar) (1)

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Carl Fredericksen is a 78- year-old curmudgeon. He used to enjoy his modest life as a balloon seller when his adventure-loving wife Ellie was still alive. When she died, Carl was left with his memories and the awareness that they never made their dream journey to Paradise Falls in South America. When well-meaning officials consign Carl to Shady Oaks Retirement Home, he rigs thousands of helium balloons to his house and floats away. He discovers that Russell, a chubby Wilderness Explorer Scout has stowed away. In the tropical jungle, Carl and Russell find more than they bargained for. Charles Muntz is a crazed explorer whose newsreels once inspired Carl and Ellie; Kevin is an exotic bird with a weakness for chocolate; and Dug who is an endearingly golden retriever fitted with a voice box. More importantly, Carl and Russell discover they need each other.… (more)
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Carl Fredericksen is a 78-year-old curmudgeon. He used to enjoy his modest life as a balloon seller when his adventure-loving wife Ellie was still alive. When she died, Carl was left with his memories and the awareness that they never made their dream journey to Paradise Falls in South America. When well-meaning officials consign Carl to Shady Oaks Retirement Home, he rigs thousands of helium balloons to his house and floats away. He discovers that Russell, a chubby Wilderness Explorer Scout has stowed away. In the tropical jungle, Carl and Russell find more than they bargained for. Charles Muntz is a crazed explorer whose newsreels once inspired Carl and Ellie; Kevin is an exotic bird with a weakness for chocolate; and Dug is an endearingly golden retriever fitted with a voice box. More importantly, Carl and Russell discover they need each other.
  PlumfieldCH | Mar 20, 2024 |
78-year-old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his house equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.
Rated PG for some peril and action
  SITAG_Family | Feb 20, 2023 |
Low-key for a Pixar film, this one builds to a truly moving climax. Not a kiddie film by any means. Like the most successful Pixar films, it succeeds because it has heart and soul to go along with the marvelous animation. ( )
  datrappert | Mar 5, 2019 |
The opening of this film is heart-wrenching, perfect and beautiful. The rest of the movie is OK enough, but by Pixar's sky high (pun only slightly intended) standards, unfortunately nothing special. Averages out to a weak four stars rating for me. ( )
  Lucky-Loki | Feb 17, 2019 |
The scenes early on between Carl and his wife in my opinion are some of the best in film. Period. ( )
  MrsMich02 | Aug 11, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Docter, PeteDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCarthy, TomScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Peterson, BobDirectormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Asner, EdActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Docter, ElieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Giacchino, MichaelComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harnell, JessActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kaye, DavidActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leary, JeremyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lin, PatrickPhotographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lindo, DelroyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nagai, JordanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nolting, KevinFilm Editorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Plummer, ChristopherActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ranft, JeromeActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ratzenberger, JohnActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rivera, JonasProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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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Carl Fredericksen is a 78- year-old curmudgeon. He used to enjoy his modest life as a balloon seller when his adventure-loving wife Ellie was still alive. When she died, Carl was left with his memories and the awareness that they never made their dream journey to Paradise Falls in South America. When well-meaning officials consign Carl to Shady Oaks Retirement Home, he rigs thousands of helium balloons to his house and floats away. He discovers that Russell, a chubby Wilderness Explorer Scout has stowed away. In the tropical jungle, Carl and Russell find more than they bargained for. Charles Muntz is a crazed explorer whose newsreels once inspired Carl and Ellie; Kevin is an exotic bird with a weakness for chocolate; and Dug who is an endearingly golden retriever fitted with a voice box. More importantly, Carl and Russell discover they need each other.

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