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Pete Docter, Bob Peterson United States, 2009

Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Up

I actually wasn't expecting much from this one, maybe I figured Pixar would have to screw up eventually, but somehow they've managed to do it again. A seamless mixture of genuine heart, humor, and action - all set to Michael Giacchino's excellent score. Maybe not quite on the level of some of Pixar's other masterpieces, but this is still leagues above what anybody else is doing in animation.