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A feisty septuagenarian teams with a fearless wilderness ranger to do battle with a vicious band of beasts and villains in this computer-animated adventure scripted by Pixar veteran Bob Peterson and co-directed by Peterson and Peterson director Peter Docter. Carl Fredricksen is a 78-year-old balloon salesman. His entire life, Carl has longed to wander the wilds of South America. Then, one day, the irascible senior citizen shocks his neighbors by tying thousands of balloons to his home and finally taking flight. But Carl isn't alone on his once-in-a-lifetime journey, because stowed away on his front porch is an excitable eight-year-old wilderness explorer named Russell. Later, as the house touches down on the world's second largest continent, Carl and his unlikely traveling companion step outside to discover that not only is their new front lawn considerably larger, but that the predators therein are much more ferocious than anything they ever faced back home. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:May 29, 2009

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
American Cinema Editors Guild Kevin Nolting Best Edited Animated Feature 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Michael Giacchino Best Music 2009 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Michael Giacchino Best Original Score 2009 Winner
Online Film Critics Association Michael Giacchino Best Score 2009 Winner
Austin Film Critics Michael Giacchino Best Original Score 2009 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Giacchino Best Original Score 2009 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Michael Semanick Best Sound 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Michael Silvers Best Sound 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Silvers Best Sound Editing 2009 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Pete Docter Best Director 2009 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Pete Docter Best Animated Feature 2009 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Pete Docter Best Original Screenplay 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Pete Docter Best Original Screenplay 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tom McCarthy Best Original Screenplay 2009 Nominee
Producers Guild of America Jonas Rivera Producer of the Year 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jonas Rivera Best Picture 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Bob Peterson Best Original Screenplay 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bob Peterson Best Original Screenplay 2009 Nominee

Cast

Ed Asner
as Carl Fredricksen
Christopher Plummer
as Charles Muntz
John Ratzenberger
as Construction Foreman Tom
Jordan Nagai
as Russell
Bob Peterson
as Dug
Delroy Lindo
as Beta
Jérôme Ranft
as Gamma
Bob Peterson
as Alpha

Crew

Pete Docter
Director
Jonas Rivera
Producer
Bob Peterson
Screenwriter
Bob Peterson
Screen Story
Pete Docter
Screen Story
Pete Docter
Screenwriter
Tom McCarthy
Screen Story
Patrick Lin
Cinematographer
Michael Giacchino
Composer (Music Score)
Kevin Nolting
Editor
Denise Ream
Associate Producer
John Lasseter
Executive Producer
Andrew Stanton
Executive Producer
Bob Peterson
Co-Director
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