Up (2009)

 Rated G for g’everyone.

Perhaps the ultimate example of Pixar’s uncanny ability to make people “ugly cry” is this funny, heartbreaking and unconventionally cast bit of brilliance from 10 years ago. The 154th Next 100 Project spends a bunch of time talking about DOGS!…and doing dog impressions. Bev loves Dug even more than you might expect and we both have doe eyes for this entire flick. The snapshot of the Carl/Ellie relationship is one of the best 4 minutes in motion picture history, but the story that follows (SQUIRREL!) captured us fully, despite the ridiculous premise. So enjoy Toy Story 4 later this week, but first spend 50 minutes with us teeth-clanging about this animated loveliness.

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For The Record: John Ratzenberger’s character doesn’t get bonked on the head, neither does a black guy. It’s this guy. Also, the cinematographer was Patrick Lin. We didn’t say his actual name, just talked about his work.

LINKS:

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

2009 U.S. Box Office and Top 300 Adjusted For Inflation

All Pixar flicks’ Box Office Numbers

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

IMDb’s Top 250

2009 in fllm

The Pixar Universe Theory

2009 Academy Award winners & nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches: Animated Feature and Music Score

Links to: The Wizard Of Oz and Toy Story and Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 and Ratatouille and Wall-E and Inside Out and Dead To Me

YouTube links: The Carl/Ellis relationship in 4 minutes and Carl saves Russell & Kevin and old men fight and old men do crazy things to each other and the ending

Previously on the Next 153 Project: Speed

June 24th on the Next 155 Project: Spider-Man 2