What do you do when the world is telling you one thing, but your heart is telling you another? If you’re anything like Karl Fredricksen, you’ll tie thousands of balloons to your house and fly away to chase your dream. Adventure is out there!
Retired man Karl Fredricksen has been depressed since his wife and best friend died. He and his wife had always loved adventuring and dreamed of moving to a remote waterfall in South America. When developers try to buy his house from under him and he is sentenced to a retirement home, Karl turns his home into a makeshift airship with thousands of balloons. Karl accidentally takes local scout Russell on this adventure with him. Russell spends the whole time trying to earn his “assisting the elderly” badge for Wilderness Explorers. Little do they know it, but when Russell and Karl land in Paradise Falls, somewhere in South America, the adventure is only beginning.
Up is a heartwarming story that shows us that growing old doesn’t have to mean growing up, and that you’re never too old for an adventure. After seeing this movie, all members of your family will want to get out there and have themselves a great adventure together.
Release Date: May 29, 2009
Starring: Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Pete Docter
Director: Pete Docter
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Genre: Animated, Adventure, Fantasy
Audience: Families, Adventure enthusiasts
Runtime: 96 minutes
Official Website: www.Pixar.com/Feature-Films/Up
Official Social Media Pages:
IMDB Page: @Up
Wiki Link: @UpFilm
Jacqueline Van Bronkhorst| Writing Contributor
B.A | Screenwriting | Chapman University
Jacqueline was very young when she found her first love: stories. She’s been surrounded by them her whole life, and when she realized she wanted to tell stories for a living she found her place in the world. In fact, she loves storytelling so much that she decided to go to college where she could write and travel the world to find more unique stories. She is a proud writer, self-taught musician and artist, Disney fanatic, Ravenclaw, sci-fi and fantasy lover, self-proclaimed honorary Avenger, and complete geek. Having written everything from fan fiction to newspaper articles, book reviews to experimental prose that was published in her university’s Honors Journal. She has gone many places in pursuit of her degree, from interning at a documentary company in Venice Beach to assisting a Lonely Planet writer in Prague, and she hopes to continue using her writing skills to inform and inspire people. Instagram: @jvb_1996 | View My Articles
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