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Up

Released

May 29, 2009

Latest Home Video

Dec 03, 2012

MPAA Rating

PG

Cast

Edward Asner
Jordan Nagai
John Ratzenberger

Studio

2009 DIsney / Pixar

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Still shot from the movie: Up.

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Synopsis

Seventy-eight-year-old Carl Fredricksen (voice of Edward Asner) has always wanted to see South America, so he ties thousands of balloons to his house and heads UP and away on the adventure of a lifetime. All seems to be going according to plan until the elderly man discovers some excess baggage, in the form of a pesky nine-year-old named Russell (voice of Jordan Nagai), who has inadvertently come along for the ride.

Content Details

Why Is Up Rated PG?

Up is rated PG for some peril and action.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Up...

While this animated film contains a strong storyline and well-timed humor, there are several scenes of intense peril and some violence that may disturb younger viewers. An old man hits another man over the head with his cane. The result is a bloody head injury. An animal bleeds after being bitten on the leg. A child falls from a second story in an old house resulting in a broken arm. A character admits to tearing a picture out of a library book. A sad young couple is shown in a doctor’s office after learning they cannot have a child. An elderly character experiences loneliness after the illness and death of a loved one. Travelers experience the tumult of thunder and rainstorms. On several occasions, dogs chase humans or other animals. Animals fall over a cliff into a river below. A dog bites a man. Two men fight using a sword, cane and other items. Moments of peril are shown when a house is started on fire, pilots in fighter planes shoot darts at a child before crashing and an animal is captured in a net. Later, characters are shown crawling along the top of a blimp. A character falls from the blimp with death implied. A character makes comments about using the bathroom in the wilderness. Dogs serve champagne to two human adults.

In Up‘s opening short, Partly Cloudy, storks are shown delivering babies of both the human and animal type. One stork has his head bitten by a baby alligator, is bunted by a baby mountain goat and impaled by a baby porcupine. Later he is shocked by an electric eel.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
G Violence.
AB G
MB G
ON PG Frightening Scenes
QC G
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Up...

Home Video Notes: Up (3D)

Release Date: 4 December 2012

Disney Studios re-releases Up to home video in a 3D version. The 5 Disc package includes a Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy of the movie.

Release Date: 10 November 2009

Up soars onto DVD in an anamorphic (enhanced for widescreen TVs) presentation, with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, Spanish and French). Other bonus materials include:

- Commentary by director Pete Docter and co-director Bob Peterson.

- Short Films: Dug’s Special Mission and Partly Cloudy.

- Alternate endings: The Many Endings of Muntz

- Documentary: Adventure is Out There

Up: 2-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD and Digital Copy offers all of the extra features of the DVD version of Up, plus a digital copy of the movie.

Up on Blu-ray, with a DVD and Digital Copy is presented in widescreen (in1080p HD resolution), with audio tracks in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English). Bonus materials include:

- Commentary by director Pete Docter and co-director Bob Peterson.

- Short Films: Dug’s Special Mission and Partly Cloudy.

- Alternate endings: The Many Endings of Muntz

- Documentary: Adventure is Out There

- Cine-Explore (concept art, clips and documentary coverage that illustrates the directors’ commentary).

- Character Studies: Geriatric Hero, Canine Companions, Russell: Wilderness Explorer, Our Giant Flightless Friend, Kevin, Homemakers of Pixar .

- Featurettes: Balloons and Flight, Composing for Characters and Married Life.

- Game: Global Guardian Badge Game (a geography game enhanced by BD-Live).

- DVD copy of Up.

- Digital Copy of Up.

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Ray R says: May. 30, 2009

I saw it yesterday and I think it’ll be one of the best movies for 2009. Funny, wholesome fun for the whole family. Important life lessons shown like loyalty, frienship, trust and also to always move forward with life no matter what happens. A homerun movie.

The Freundlichs says: Jun. 01, 2009

This movie was highly inappropriate for children and was completely misrepresented in the promos and press.  “The funniest movie of the summer” and “Some peril and action” are absurd characterizations of this movie.

My review is too long for this site, so I have posted it on a blog at:

http://robfreundlich.blogspot.com/2009/06/up-is-not-movie-for-children.html

h kolthoff says: Jun. 03, 2009

In response to Freundlichs:

If you look hard enough you can find bad in anything.  I’m fussy about the movies that my children watch (which is why I come to this site)and UP is a wonderful movie. Up is filled with lessons that all of us need to learn and character qualities that you don’t see enough of in this day.
I will be honest my youngest (8) cried twice—-both times about the loss of the house (the fire and when he let it go for good) and I used it to teach her a lesson about how the old man finally figured out that people are more important than possessions. 
While I didn’t love the part about Russells dad not showing up to the scout awards I found it very realistic, since we are going through the same thing at my house right now.  Life isn’t a big fairy tale but you make it the best that you can. 
Essentially you didn’t like the movie because it’s too realistic and not a fairy tale. We girls, at my house thought it was: sad, yes. Touching, definately! and Funny—we laughed our socks off.

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