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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:
... Carl Fredricksen (voice) (as Ed Asner)
... Charles Muntz (voice)
... Russell (voice)
... Dug / Alpha (voice)
... Beta (voice)
Jerome Ranft ... Gamma (voice)
... Construction Foreman Tom (voice)
... Newsreel Announcer (voice)
Elie Docter ... Young Ellie (voice)
Jeremy Leary ... Young Carl (voice)
Mickie McGowan ... Police Officer Edith (voice) (as Mickie T. McGowan)
Danny Mann ... Construction Worker Steve (voice)
Donald Fullilove ... Nurse George (voice) (as Don Fullilove)
... Nurse AJ (voice)
... Omega (voice)
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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 by lifting his house with thousands of balloons. On their journey they make many new friends including a talking dog and figure out that someone has evil plans. Carl soon realizes that this evildoer is his childhood idol. Will they be able to defeat him and find Paradise Falls?

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Fly Up to Venezuela


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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

The iconic, slightly out-of-perspective drawing of the house sitting by the falls is a homage to the style of Mary Blair, the artist credited with bringing the modern art look to Disney animation. See more »

Goofs

According to the commentary, there are fewer balloons on the house (which are also larger than usual) in some shots of the house from far away. This was done to make the individual balloons stand out more from a distance. See more »

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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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The photographs of characters shown during the end credits thematically match the crew members' positions, as do the "Wilderness Explorer" badges that also appear. See more »

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The Spirit of Adventure
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Written by Michael Giacchino
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Possibly the best Pixar film to date.
15 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

I was luckily able to catch a screening a few weeks ago here in Houston.

As an avid lover of Wall-E, I felt Pixar could never reach those heights again.

I was wrong.

UP's story will probably seem peculiar at first glance. An old man as a protagonist? It definitely blew my expectations. The first 5 minutes demolished every other Pixar feature just because it was the first time I cried in a theater.

This just shows how much heart there is to the movie. I really don't want to get into specifics because of spoilers but the movie literally has everything.

Amazing visual effects.

Amazing sound.

Hilarious comedy.

Breath taking action.

Heart.

All those combined equal something special. Today's movies like to blow you away with gimmicks, Pixar is different. Each movie shows soul and UP definitely has it.

I can't wait until it comes out so I can see it in 3d, im bringing everybody.

10/10


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