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Up is a brilliant, emotional, and wonderfully funny, new, animated film and the first in 3-D from Pixar.
Ed Asner is perfect as the voice of Carl, a melancholy balloon salesman off on a life-changing adventure, by tying thousands of balloons to his home.
What Carl doesn't know is that an earnest Wilderness Explorer named Russell is hiding on his porch.
Carl and Russell eventually land in South America, where they are greeted by numerous creatures, some of them good, some bad, and a screen-load of dogs, with special collars that allow them to talk.
Up is also the first Pixar film to be rated PG, rather than G, simply because the first 30 minutes deal with loss, all done in a beautiful, tender, meaningful manner. Like all Pixar films, the brilliance and sophistication begins with the writing and Up often jumps off the screen.
It moved me, it made me laugh and it made me think and is easily one of the best films of the year.