Pixar’s Up arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on November 10, 2009, but here are three one-minute clips for you to enjoy.
Dug in the Hole
Voice of Russell
Continuing Pixar’s tradition of quality films, Up is a buddy picture with an unlikely pairing. 78-year-old Carl Frederickson spent a lifetime putting off a dream to travel to South America. When he’s forced to go to a home for the elderly that timetable is sped up considerably. But this crotchety man doesn’t travel by plane, or train, or automobile. He travels by house, thanks to some ingenuity and more than a little help from the second element on the periodic table: Helium. Traveling the friendly skies from the confines of his Barcalounger, he discovers a stowaway on board. An 8-year-old boy named Russell, a roly-poly of a kid who’s trying to get his last Wildness Explorer’s badge for helping the elderly. Together they embark on the adventure of a lifetime, while encountering talking dogs, Carl’s childhood hero and a rare bird named Kevin.
Up is Pixar’s 10th animated feature and is directed by Pete Docter, of Monsters Inc. previously. Bob Peterson is the co-director, and it is first time at the helm. He also shares credit with Docter on the screenplay. The film features the vocal characterizations of Docter and Peterson as well as Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Delroy Lindo, and Pixar good luck charm John Ratzenberger (Cheers).
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