What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Up is the second Pixar movie (after The Incredibles) to receive a PG rating, mostly due to a few potentially frightening scenes involving a band of trained talking dogs trying to get rid of the protagonists, some moments where characters almost fall from a floating house, and some guns firing. That said, it's Disney/Pixar, so the violence is mild. Viewers should note that an early wordless sequence follows an emotional and potentially upsetting trajectory that could trigger questions about old age, illness, and death.
- Families can talk about the movie's central relationship between Carl and Russell. What does the movie have to say about multi-generational friendships?
- What does a young boy teach an elderly man, and vice versa?
- Kids: What kind of adventures do you dream of having?