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Up (2009). "Her babies! Kevin's a Girl?."

Join us for this week's episode "Up". We talk fatty fat kids, more dumb mascot animals, age discrepancies, Losers, squirrel!?!, cane whoopins, and why you never ever meet your heroes. Does this movie have us proudly floating into the sunset or are we dragging the earth hoping it will stop? Find out now.




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Storyline : As a boy, Carl Fredricksen wanted to explore South America and find the forbidden Paradise Falls. About 64 years later he gets to begin his journey along with Boy Scout Russell by lifting his house with thousands of balloons. On their journey, they make many new friends including a talking dog, and figure out that someone has evil plans. Carl soon realizes that this evildoer is his childhood idol.


Directors: Pete Docter & Bob Peterson


Writers: Bill Walsh, Lillie Hayward & Felix Salten


Stars: Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Jerome Ranft & John Ratzenberger


Awards: Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year, Nominated for Best Picture, Oscar for Best Original Score.


Film Budget: $175,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $735,099,102


 

This film actually did win an award for Best Original Score and the Married Life theme certainly shows us why.


 

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I can help you cross the street....to new facts.

  1. Even in storyboard form, the married life sequence that opens the film brought members of the production team to tears.

  2. The tepui (flat mountains) and waterfalls similar to Paradise Falls are actually found in Venezuela. The country's Angel Falls is the highest waterfall in the world.

  3. Dug's 'point' pose, where his entire tail, back, and head is in a perfectly straight line, is an homage to the identical pose that Mickey's dog Pluto often makes. Dug also has a color scheme similar to Pluto's.

  4. When a younger Charles Muntz speaks to a large audience that he will return with the beast alive, everyone is wearing a hat. What the viewer can't see, however, is that he is speaking to a literal "Sea of Hats".

  5. A code title used during production was "Helium".


 


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If you want to have your heart ripped out you can watch this film on Disney+ right here.

https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/up/3XiRSXriK0E8

 

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