From Disney•Pixar comes UP, a comedy adventure about 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. From the Academy Award®-nominated director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.”), Disney•Pixar’s UP invites you on a hilarious journey into a lost world, with the least likely duo on Earth. —Cannes Film Festival
Pete Docter came in on the ground level of arguably the most creative, technologically cutting-edge studio in filmdom, essaying a fantasy-filled childhood into some of the most spectacular and whimsical feature films of the late 1990s and 2000s. At just 21 years of age, Docter became one of the first employees of Apple Computer honcho Steve Jobs’ boutique computer-animation shop, Pixar, going on to work as a writer and animator on the company’s groundbreaking animated comedies “Toy Story” (1995) and “Toy Story 2” (1999). He conceived and directed “Monsters, Inc.” (2001) and went on to originate two features that would earn the studio some its most glowing praise and most substantial profit – “WALL E” (2008) and the adventure-comedy spectacle “Up” (2009) which returned Docter to the director’s chair. A self-admitted archetypal nerd growing up in the Midwest, Docter achieved every film geek’s dream by boasting multiple award nominations and wins for his timeless tales enjoyed by both… read more
Unfortunately the body of the film does not live up to the high standard set by the wonderfully poignant opening. As the plot becomes increasingly silly all emotional engagement is lost and it degenerates into a regular children's T.V animation. The introduction's promise of a light family drama examining loneliness and grief is abandoned in favour of a bizarre tale involving talking dogs. A disappointment.
Pixar’s latest film Up (in 3-D!) is the animation studio’s simplest, truest, and strangest film yet. For the sake of sentimental fancy
É fato que nos últimos anos vêm surgindo no mercado diversos estúdios extremamente competentes, com ótimos trabalhos em diversas técnicas de animação. Enquanto a Pixar reinava absoluta com seus clássicos… read review
Dizem que para uma música ser boa, ela precisa lhe causar arrepios e fazer brotar lágrimas em seus olhos. Se a mesma “teoria” valer para filme, então Up é um absurdo de bom!
O que pode ser um… read review
Directed by the masterful Pete Docter, who previously wrote “Wall-E,” “Toy Story,” and who wrote and directed “Monster’s Inc,” “Up” opens with the meeting of two young children named Carl and Ellie… read review