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Up (2009)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Carl Fredricksen (voice) (as Ed Asner)
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Charles Muntz (voice)
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Russell (voice)
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Dug / Alpha (voice)
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Beta (voice)
Jerome Ranft ...
Gamma (voice)
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Elie Docter ...
Young Ellie (voice)
Jeremy Leary ...
Young Carl (voice)
Mickie McGowan ...
Police Officer Edith (voice) (as Mickie T. McGowan)
Danny Mann ...
Donald Fullilove ...
Nurse George (voice) (as Don Fullilove)
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Nurse AJ (voice)
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Omega (voice)
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Storyline

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 with help from 500 balloons. On their journey they discover many new friends including a talking dog and Carl and Russel figure out that someone evil plans. Carl soon realizes that this evildoer is his childhood idol. Will they be able to defeat him and will they find Paradise Falls?

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Fly Up to Venezuela


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some peril and action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 May 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Up - Una aventura de altura  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$68,108,790, 29 May 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$293,004,164, 5 November 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$731,342,744, 25 November 2011
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Trivia

When Carl and Ellie go picnicking, their destination is a spot under the same tree from A Bug's Life (1998). See more »

Goofs

It is never shown how the balloon canopy was ever created or if it was done in a single night. It would be impossible for Carl Fredricksen to have done it himself or even be able to tie it down since it has the obvious ability to pull the house from it's foundations. There was no way that was depicted for Carl to know how many balloons were needed to be powerful enough to float his house, let alone lift it from it's foundations. Also, there is no mention of where the numerous empty tanks of helium that appear in his yard came from. See more »

Quotes

[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 closing credits are presented as text typed in a scrapbook, with photographs and mementos taped onto the pages. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Angry Black Preacher (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Habanera
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from "Carmen"
by Georges Bizet
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Pixar hits it out of the park, again
12 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to get a ticket to a special pre-release screening of Up at Pixar studios in Emeryville, organized by the San Francisco Film Society. After a hour-long reception in the atrium of their beautiful main building we went through some rigorous security (metal detectors!) and were treated to an hilarious short (Partly Cloudy) and Pixar's new high water mark, Up.

My favorites to date have definitely been Wall-E and the Incredibles, and Up is another slightly-left-of-center masterpiece. The emotional impact of the beautiful, wordless summation of Carl's life that opens the movie is the bass note that resonates through the whole film and is at least as affecting as the scene in Wall-E when he holds his own hands while watching Hello Dolly. The rest of the movie, of course, is breathtaking on just about every level, especially the tactile quality of all the characters and textures and the completely realized weather effects and action scenes. With no "new" technical milestones (fur in Monsters, Inc., water in Finding Nemo, realistic camera effects in Wall- E), the design is the main focus, from the hilariously stylized characters to the amazing setting of the tepui.

As the associate producer who participated in the Q&A following the movie pointed out, the past three Pixar movies have not been easy sells to their parent company Disney (they'll be back in familiar territory with Toy Story 3 and Cars 2), but Pixar's commitment to inventive, story-driven films continues to pay off here. All of the good press is true, and I can't wait to see it again. Thanks for staying true to yourselves Pixar!


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