Pixar’s “Up” Will Lift The Down at Heart

Up is the tenth featured film from the Pixar stable and is set to hit cinemas in May 2009. Up is the story of a 78 year old widower called Carl Fredricksen who longs to fulfil his wife Ellie childhood dreams.

Ellie and Carl met and grew up in a small American mid western town where Ellie had often dreamed of exploring the globe and climbing mountains. When threatened by developers that he must leave his house for an assisted retirement home, Carl decides to fulfil his promise to Ellie to see the world.

Carl teams up with an unlikely accomplice in the form of Russell, an eight year old enthusiastic explorer. Together the odd couple contend with unfamiliar lands, unpleasant villains and unfriendly creatures.

Directed by the award winning team of Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.”) and Bob Peterson; Up is extremely funny and often poignant and is an animated tale that will lift the most down at heart.

In an interview with Time Magazine, Docter described the film as a ‘coming-of-old-age story about a seventy-something guy who lives in a house that looks like your grandparents’s house smelled.’

Pixar Up hits theaters on May 29th 2009.

About Pixar:
Pixar Animation Studios is an Academy Award winning computer animation studio with the technical, creative and production capabilities to create a new generation of animated feature films. Pixar combine proprietary technology and world-class creative talent to develop computer-animated feature films with memorable characters and heart warming stories that appeal to audiences of all ages.

Pixar & Disney
In May 1991, Pixar entered into the Feature Film Agreement with Walt Disney Pictures for the development and production of up to three computer animated feature films to be marketed and distributed by Disney. It was pursuant to the Feature Film Agreement that Toy Story was developed, produced, and distributed. In February 1997, Pixar entered into the Co-Production Agreement (which superseded the Feature Film Agreement) with Disney pursuant to which Pixar, on an exclusive basis, agreed to produce five original computer-animated feature-length theatrical motion pictures for distribution by Disney. The five original Pictures under the Co-Production Agreement were A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Cars. Toy Story 2, the theatrical sequel to Toy Story, was released in November 1999, and is also governed by the Co-Production Agreement.

Directed by: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Produced by: Jonas Rivera
Written by: Bob Peterson, Ronnie del Carmen
music by: Michael Giacchino
Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures

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