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Up | BALLOON BOY Ed Asner gets a lift as Up 's grumpy hero
Disney/Pixar

Up

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
90 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/29/09
performer:
Ed Asner, Delroy Lindo, Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger
director:
Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
distributor:
Buena Vista Pictures
author:
Bob Peterson
genre:
Kids and Family, Animation

We gave it an A-

It’s getting a bit repetitive saying ”Pixar has done it again.” But here goes: Pixar has done it again. The 10th film off the animation powerhouse’s assembly line, Up is a lighter-than-air fable about a crotchety old widower (Ed Asner in gruff Lou Grant mode) who floats to South America in a rickety house tethered to thousands of balloons, with a chubby little stowaway along for the ride. Like most Pixar features, the setup is the best part. But really, that’s splitting hairs — the entire movie’s a gem. EXTRAS include a wonderfully nerdy commentary from directors Pete Docter and Bob Peterson, and a new original short starring Dug, Up‘s lovably dumb mutt. A-

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