Tuesday, August 5, 2008

More about " UP ! "

Something really fun is happening with the upcoming Pixar movie " UP ! ": the more we know about it, the less we understand what it is really talking about!

However, the lucky guys who were at the San Diego Comic Con recently had the pleasure to watch some footage. Among them, the folks from comingsoon.net who give us a kind of "pitch" . Here is their transcript, and i added some pictures shoot during this Pete Docter's presentation to illustrate it - including the teaser video which fits perfectly with a scene they describe :

"We were shown footage of Carl, the old man voiced by Ed Asner, about to leave his home to go to a retirement community.

Carl is a former balloon salesman who will use his remaining balloons to lift his house up to the sky.

The house lazily begins floating into the air and away from the city.

Carl intends to travel to Venezuela to see the remote plateaus and rainforests. He intends to fulfill a promise he made to his deceased wife to go there one day. Just as Carl settles into his living room in the floating house... there's a knock at the door. The director revealed that it was a Boy Scout (of sorts) named Russell. He's missing just one badge - the one for aiding the elderly.

So the young man joins Carl on his quest to travel to Venezuela to the Tepui table top Mountains.

We were shown some test footage of their interaction which was pretty funny and featured them carrying the house tied to themselves like a balloon through the rainforest."

And that's all we know for now!

You can read more in the comingsoon.net article where they also talk about the "Bolt" preview that same day, at the Comic Con.

Pictures: copyright Disney-Pixar

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