22.12.08

UP!

Seems odd to tell you that one of the best movies of 2009 will be starring Ed Asner in the lead role, but this is Pixar we're talking about. They could make an Oscar-worthy movie about freakin' Chuckles the Clown if they wanted to. The greatest animation studio since the golden age of Walt Disney brings their tenth film to the big screen in 2009 and, thanks to their unprecedented track record of critical and popular hits, they've (so far) only been selling Up on a single beautiful image of a small house flying through the sky tethered to thousands of balloons. The story revolves around 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen who avoids being sent to a nursing home and keeps a promise to his late wife to see the world with the help of a tenacious Wilderness Ranger and lots and lots of helium. Might be too sentimental in less skilled hands, but, at this point, it's safe to say that Pixar deserves the benefit of the doubt. (Plus it's the first Pixar movie to be filmed in Disney Digital 3D, so you know it's going to be gorgeous.)


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