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Pixar Animation Studios Released 2009

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Director:
Bob Peterson , Pete Docter
Released:
2009
Rating:
PG

Up is a 2009 animated film by Disney and Pixar featuring the voice of Ed Asner as Carl Fredricksen. Carl as a young boy is obsessed with the explorer Charles Muntz (Christopher Plummer) which leads him to develop a friendship with an outspoken girl named Ellie (Elizabeth Docter). Carl and Ellie fall in love and spend the rest of their lives together eventually buying a dream house and planning to fly it to Paradise Falls, a location allegedly visited by their hero Muntz. Ellie passes away, leaving Carl alone in their house with nothing but the dream of Paradise Falls. Instead of selling his house to a developer looking to build on his land, Carl attaches thousands of balloons to fly to Paradise Falls. Little does he know, however, a young boy scout named Russell (Jordan Nagai) was on his doorstep. He has no choice but to fly with Russell all the way to Paradise Falls. When they finally arrive, they are greeted by a crazy cast of characters including talking dogs, giant birds, and Charles Muntz himself. Carl eventually has to lighten up and take care of Russell and defeat Muntz to escape.

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Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Rarely has any film, let alone an animated one powered by the logic of dream and fantasy, been able to move so successfully -- and so effortlessly -- through so many different kind...

  • 100

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    A captivating odd-couple adventure that becomes funnier and more exciting as it flies along.

  • 70

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Passages of glorious imagination are invariably matched by stock characters and banal story choices.

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David Kaye

David Kaye

Newsreel Announcer

Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer

Voice of Charles Muntz

John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger

Voice of Construction Foreman Tom

Delroy Lindo

Delroy Lindo

Voice of Beta

Edward Asner

Edward Asner

Voice of Carl Fredrickson

Bob Peterson

Bob Peterson

Director / Writer

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Classics, Computer Animation, Grade Schoolers, Family Dramas