• Up (2009)

Up

Release Date: May 29th, 2009

DVD Release Date: November 10th, 2009

PG |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner), a 78-year-old balloon salesman, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. But curmudgeonly Carl's worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house.

Cast: Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Jerome Ranft, John Ratzenberger, David Kaye

Director: Pete Docter , Bob Peterson

Genres: Children , Animated , Comedy , Adventure

Production Co: Pixar Animation Studios

Distributors: Walt Disney, Pixar Animation Studios

Keywords: Friendship , Death , Quest , 2000s , Love , Emotional , Charming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The exhilarating film pays tribute to Buster Keaton's "The Balloonatic" by way of its slapstick, and to Hayao Miyazaki's "Howl's Moving Castle" by way of its watercolor palette and traveling domicile. show more

  • 100
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Winsome, touching and arguably the funniest Pixar effort ever, the gorgeously rendered, high-flying adventure is a tidy 90-minute distillation of all the signature touches that came before it. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    I'm still left, though, with an unshakable sense of Up being rushed and sketchy, a collection of lovely storyboards that coalesced incompletely or not at all. show more

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Awards

Winner Animated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Sound Editing
Winner Animated Feature Film
Winner Best Animated Feature Film
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Winner Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)