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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: Adventure, Family, Comedy, Animated

Production Co: Pixar Animation Studios

Distributors: Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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