Disney-Pixar’s extraordinarily successful Up was released on 9th October 2009, making it five years ago today.
Up tells the story of 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen who ties thousands of balloons to his home and flies to Paradise Falls in honour of his late wife. Through word of mouth and deserving reviews, the family film developed a reputation of being utterly charming, coaxing even the unlikeliest filmgoers to witness the adventures of Carl, his young friend Russell and their giant pet bird Kevin. Its humorous plot, the stunning imagery of Carl’s balloon filled world and a memorable score by Michael Giacchino earned the film an opening spot at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009 and five Oscar nominations.
Pixar have since released other films including the moderately successful Brave, but we are yet to enjoy another notoriously delightful original animation like Up.
Watch the trailer for the film below.