By Chris Nashawaty
Updated November 04, 2009 at 05:00 AM EST
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Up | BALLOON BOY Ed Asner gets a lift as Up 's grumpy hero
Credit: Disney/Pixar
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  • Movie

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-

Up

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  • Movie
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mpaa
  • PG
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  • 90 minutes
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  • Pete Docter
  • Bob Peterson

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