Wednesday, May 13, 2009
It is the big evening for UP! at Cannes Film Festival. As you know UP! is the opening film of the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival and it's also the official premiere of the movie!
What you will see below happened only three hours ago, but Disney and more already have the pictures for you! Let's begin by the afternoon photo call. On the picture below: Director Pete Docter, director Bob Peterson, producer Jonas Rivera, singer and actor Charles Aznavour, actor Tom Trouffier, Executive Producer John Lasseter, Edwin Catmull, president of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar and Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios Dick Cook attend the "Up" Photo call at the Carlton Pier.
Charles Aznavour, famous french singer/actor (big friend of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Liza Minelli and many more) is here as he is the one doing the voice of Carl Fredricksen in the french version.
More pictures of this photo call on the Carlton Pier.
On this last one, Pete Docter and John Lasseter stands with Charles Aznavour.
And here is a video of this photo call !
Some hours later, at 8 pm exactly, it was time for the famous Cannes Red Carpet!
Lot of balloons were given to the people in the crowd looking at the arrival of the stars.
More pîctures of all the crew on the famous "red" steps.
Top of the world! And certainly lot of fantastic and memorable emotions for all of them!
Here is avideo of this memorable moment. You can also see another video HERE.
The big press conference happened this afternoon and you can see it! It's in english, of course, the crew is answering questions from journalists coming from all over the world, and it is a fantastic document, don't miss it! You can watch it HERE.
But there is more for Disneyland Paris fans as John Lasseter during this press conference announced officially that Toy Story Playland will open summer 2010 at DLP. We all knew about it, but it hadn't been officially announced. Now it IS official and if it's John Lasseter himself who announce it, i think we can take it for sure!
Let's end with a video with the - excellent - reactions of journalists as they exit the afternoon press screening. In the first one you can see the specially designed 3D glasses!
Meanwhile at Cannes legendary Carlton Hotel they were preparing the "after" party. If i find any pictures or videos of the party, count on me to post them on D&M!
All Pictures: copyright 2009 Getty Images