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A feisty septuagenarian teams with a fearless wilderness ranger to do battle with a vicious band of beasts and villains in this computer-animated adventure scripted by Pixar veteran Bob Peterson and co-directed by Peterson and Monsters, Inc. director Peter Docter. Carl Fredricksen is a 78-year-old balloon salesman. His entire life, Carl has longed to wander the wilds of South America. Then, one day, the irascible senior citizen shocks his neighbors by tying thousands of balloons to his home and finally taking ...
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Overview

A feisty septuagenarian teams with a fearless wilderness ranger to do battle with a vicious band of beasts and villains in this computer-animated adventure scripted by Pixar veteran Bob Peterson and co-directed by Peterson and Monsters, Inc. director Peter Docter. Carl Fredricksen is a 78-year-old balloon salesman. His entire life, Carl has longed to wander the wilds of South America. Then, one day, the irascible senior citizen shocks his neighbors by tying thousands of balloons to his home and finally taking flight. But Carl isn't alone on his once-in-a-lifetime journey, because stowed away on his front porch is an excitable eight-year-old wilderness explorer named Russell. Later, as the house touches down on the world's second largest continent, Carl and his unlikely traveling companion step outside to discover that not only is their new front lawn considerably larger, but that the predators therein are much more ferocious than anything they ever faced back home.
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Special Features

"Partly Cloudy" - Theatrical short; The many endings of Muntz - Alternate scenes; Adventure is Out There - Travel to the real Paradise Falls; Exclusive animated short film: "Dug's Special Mission" - All new short follows the misadventures of Dug
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
There might not be a more dependable name in all of Hollywood than Pixar, and their tenth animated feature, Up, continues the studio's remarkable hot streak. As is usually the case, the premise is elegantly simple: in order to fulfill a promise to his dearly departed adventure-loving wife, senior citizen Carl Fredricksen Ed Asner flies to South America by hitching thousands of helium balloons to the house they built together. As silly as that may sound, director Pete Docter captures the audience's heart right from the beginning, thanks to an opening ten minutes that encapsulate the happy, decades-long marriage Carl shared with his dear Ellie. Following the duo from their first meeting as children who idolized the same superstar adventurer, to their tragic inability to have children, to their final moments together, this sweet, nearly dialogue-free sequence stands as arguably the most poignant in Pixar history -- right alongside WALL-E's spacewalk, and Jessie's abandonment in Toy Story 2. It's a remarkably emotional way to start things off, but it sets the audience up for all the amazing things that follow precisely because you never question why Carl acts on his obsession. But, of course, he doesn't go on this journey by himself. Wilderness Scout Russell Jordan Nagai -- think "green" Boy Scout -- happens to be on Carl's porch right when the house takes off. Russell enthusiastically offers his assistance because if he can help an old person, he'll be able to earn the final badge he needs to become a Senior Wilderness Scout -- and gain his dad's elusive attention. They're eventually joined by Dug Bob Peterson, a dog that talks with the help of a special collar invented by his owner, who turns out to have a special role in Carl's past. Divulging any more of the plot would be just plain mean, because above all else, Up is an old-fashioned adventure story -- a throwback to the kind of breathless storytelling that made serials popular in the early days of movies. So much of the fun in watching Up comes from never quite being sure what thrill is right around the corner. You get the feeling that, had Pixar been in business 25 years ago, Steven Spielberg might have made this movie for them as a follow-up to Raiders of the Lost Ark. But it's not just the anything-could-happen excitement that gives the film a Spielberg vibe, it's also the genuine emotion at the heart of all that adventure. There is real grief, longing, and heartbreak in both Carl and Russell, and that makes us care about what happens to them. In fact, the way that Up grounds its fantastical events in such emotion could also have made it a worthy successor to E.T. And just as it would be a mistake to dismiss Raiders as just another textbook adventure film or E.T. as just an average lovable-alien-eats-Reese's Pieces flick, it would be equally foolish to think of Up as little more than another CG family film. Pixar doesn't really make family films in the way we've come to use that term -- a dismissive shorthand for something blandly inoffensive. No, Pixar lets smart, quirky artists indulge their creativity, and the results are often the kind of universally appreciated movies that helped make Hollywood a dream factory in the first place. Up fits proudly into that tradition.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/10/2009
  • UPC: 786936791037
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Digital Copy
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 33,992

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ed Asner Voice Only
Christopher Plummer Voice Only, Voice Only
John Ratzenberger Voice Only
Jordan Nagai Voice Only, Voice Only
Bob Peterson Voice Only, Voice Only
Delroy Lindo Voice Only, Voice Only
Jérôme Ranft Voice Only
Technical Credits
Pete Docter Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
Michael Giacchino Score Composer
John Lasseter Executive Producer
Patrick Lin Cinematographer
Tom McCarthy Original Story
Kevin Nolting Editor
Bob Peterson Original Story, Screenwriter
Denise Ream Associate Producer
Jonas Rivera Producer
Andrew Stanton Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Up
1. Newsreel
2. Meet Ellie
3. Married Life
4. Carl Alone
5. Construction Zone
6. Russell
7. Carl's Mistake
8. Carl Goes Up
9. Interrupted
10. Storm
11. Where Are We?
12. Stuck
13. The Journey Begins
14. Hunting Dogs
15. Kevin
16. Dug
17. Talking Dogs
18. Ditch 'Em
19. Campfire
20. Hunters Come to Camp
21. Muntz
22. Dinner
23. Pursuit
24. Stuff I Remember Most
25. Muntz Takes Kevin
26. Paradise Falls
27. Message from Ellie
28. Cleaning House
29. Rescue Russell
30. Rescue Kevin
31. Old Man Fight
32. Dogfight
33. Atop the Dirigible
34. Back Home
35. Credits
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Up
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Bonus Features
      Partly Cloudy: Theatrical Short (5:46)
      Dug's Special Mission: All New Original Short (4:40)
      Adventure Is Out There (22:17)
      Alternate Scene: The Many Endings of Muntz (4:56)
      Director's Commentary (1:36:00)
         View the Film with Commentary by Director Pete Docter and Co-Director Bob Peterson: On
         View the Film with Commentary by Director Pete Docter and Co-Director Bob Peterson: Off
      Learn How to Take Your Favorite Movies on the Go (1:00_
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         English 5.1
         English 2.0
         English Descriptive Video Service 2.0
         Why 2.0?
      Subtitles
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         None
      Register Your DVD
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      Disney Prep & Landing
      Disney Blu-Ray
      Toy Story 3
      The Princess and the Frog
      Santa Buddies
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Hang on Tight!

    In short, this movie takes you on an emotional adventure like no other (or as Pixar does best). Up starts off with a heart-wrenching, tear-wiping montage, then escelates forward toward adrenaline-pumping thrills and adventure, finally bringing you back down for a very gentle and satisfied landing, leaving your every cinematic hopes completely fulfilled. Don't hate yourself by not seeing Up (despite your age and taste). In fact, save the rental fee and just buy it if you're a collector. But then again, I really didn't need to write this reveiw. I beleive I speak for the majority when I say the Pixar logo speaks for itself: Your satisfaction guaranteed.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    An Away Adventure

    Favorable: Uplifting, and fun.This was a great movie, a good choice for adults to enjoy animation. Lively dialogue, fun story line, and humor with well developed characters is all part of this amazing DVD. It will definitely take you "up" and away. Get your movie snacks and ENJOY! the adventure.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Touches The Heart In So Many Ways !

    Turn out the lights and settle back with your favorite drink, and snack and your better half and watch, this heartfelt story!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Heartwarming

    I purchased this film as a gift but had the opportunity to watch it myself with the gift recipient. The trailer is deceiving as the story is much more of an adult tale, especially toward the beginning. It is certainly heartwarming and although I believe that adults would take the messages away from this more than children, the characters are bold, funny and Pixar certainly knows how to animate. I recommend the film but knocked one point off since it is marketed more toward children which I am not certain is their best market. It's message does remain with you.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Completely Awesome!!

    I never heard of this movie Up until the day I watched it. This movie can be seen in theaters or on Blue Ray and comes with four bonus disks, which I have not watched yet. The cast of this movie is great. The funniest part of the cast is the voices of the characters. They fit the personalities very well especially for the character "Russell", who for me is the funniest. Up is a "four and a half star" cartoon movie based on a young boy and girl who grow up together, get married and fulfill their dreams with a little twist.

    This is a very comical, serious, and affecting movie that can bring tears to your eyes from laughing and actually tears to your eyes from the emotional scenes. I watched this with my three roommates and we were cracking up throughout the whole movie. Whether you are twenty five years old or five years old you will have the same reaction. One of the most appealing things about this movie is the DVD case itself. The cover catches the eye with the bright colors and the characters especially. Up is a very over exaggerated movie but it is made from Disney. If you are ever having a bad day and need to cheer or simply need a laugh this is the movie that will do the trick.

    After the credits roll and it goes back to the home screen it will have you thinking. Thinking about life and how important people are. I am not going to give anything away but you will think to yourself why is this old man treating this little boy like this? In the end you will feel just as the old man does and that's the whole point of this movie.

    I would have to say that UP is in my top five favorites ever. After watching it for the first time I think I literally watched it four more times during the same week. I cannot really say anything bad about this movie except that in some cases things can get a little too crazy for kids but it is nothing too crazy to prevent a seven year old from watching it. If I had to describe this movie in one word it would have to be "vibrant". I give this movie two thumbs up and recommend it to all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Up

    Up is the most original and unique film i've ever watched with a beautiful meaning to the story,Hilarious and exciting.Definite thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2014

    the best movie by pixar ever created in my opinion 

    the best movie by pixar ever created in my opinion 

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  • Posted June 16, 2011

    Very good

    I think this is a good movie and great for kids. This movie is about how a kid and guy go on an adventure up in the air so they can get away from the city and all the mean people. They land on a island and have a great time but they end up going back home.

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  • Posted October 7, 2010

    This movie is fun for the whole family.

    I really enjoy seeing PIXAR moviesn like. UP, Monsters, INC.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved It!

    Cute movie, great characters, sweet story. Even my teenager likes it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE IT!!!

    I love this movie! Up is a classic! It's funny and heartwarming all at the same time! Children and Adults will love this movie!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Up-lifting film

    I was not prepared to be as enchanted by Up, as I was. I do love animation, but as I watched I forgot that it was a cartoon and was truly engaged in the characters. I even cried again as I watched it the second time. It makes you remember the innocence of childhood past and convinces you to believe the adventure is not necessarily over just because you're older. The betrayal by a character revered by the main character was sad and I remembered back to the first time that someone fell from the pedestal I had placed them on. It's a telling moment in the movie and perhaps a little frightening for really young ones.
    I really enjoyed this movie, A LOT! And I highly recommend it!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Up had me in stitches

    I'm a Disney/Pixar fan and I pretty much love any and all things they put out and I honestly didnt think they could top "finding nemo" until I watched "Up". This movie isn't just for kids, its for adults too and anyone who just needs a good laugh.Its well written and well acted out and as usual Disney/Pixar has yet another winner on its hands.The movie is colorful and expressive with cute one liners that will have you laughing out loud.So if you're looking for a good movie to watch on Friday night with the kids,then this is what you should pop into your DVD player.Up totally rocks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great family movie

    My five year old is very picky when it comes to movies, and he liked this one so much he asked to watch it again the next night. The story is great, a little sad at times, but great story. Another hit from Pixar. Loved the characters, especially the talking dogs. My son laughed from the one with the broken collar, he kept saying he sounded like a chipmunk. Only one part I wouldn't recommend for little kids, when the bad guy falls, I wasn't expecting that and had to try to explain what happened. Other than that moment, the story was cute for my five year old. Loved the beautiful place that they travel to, and the cool characters they encounter.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    "Up" is a perfect title

    What an engaging movie! Initially some sadness, but generally an unpredictable story line with creative and hilarious situations. Fun for all ages. A MUST SEE!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT Movie

    Pixar did a great job. This is a very cute movie for everyone to enjoy. I loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "UP"-lifting!

    What a delightful and heartwarming film with a memorable theme song and a not-so-subtle message about the importance of relationships (whether with spouses or annoying little boys)! The well-developed characters left no doubt that they were voiced by Ed Asner and Christopher Plummer as protagonist and antagonist, respectively. The film lends itself to discussion about not only relationships but also following dreams, trusting in others, and conquering heroes-turned-villains. I viewed it in the movie theatre in 3-D, but the 2-D version for home viewing is equally enjoyable. Just looking at the cover makes me smile, but I know I will watch it many more times with my family.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Up is an upper

    This is one of the best Disney films ever made. It is amazingly touching during the first part of the film. It is good adventure for children watching it. As a middle aged person I thoroughly enjoyed it. We are particularly grateful for the employees in Loveland who spent a lot of time looking for it on the shelves. When it couldn't be found they called the Fort Collins store and had them save a copy for me.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    on the up and up

    From the first time I saw this movie, I knew it was a keeper. There are few Pixar films that aren't keepers, but this one has extra heart with a solid story and unexpected action. The trailers do not do justice to the story line. More than a grouchy old man who's lost his wife and has progress pressing in from all sides, it's a story of four unique hearts bound together by accident and lift each other up. When life gets you down, there are those around to help and remind you to get back Up. And who the people are may be surprising.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Up

    I love this movie. It is a little sad at the start. It is how an old gentleman and a little boy go on a trip together. The old man decides what is important in his life. It is a cute uplifting movie, great for children and adults. The whole family loved it.

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