Directed by Pete Docter (Monster’s Inc), the 3-D animated feature stars a 78-year-old man named Carl who escapes being placed in a nursing home by launching balloons from his chimney. His house floats away, but not before a stowaway junior wilderness ranger hides aboard. Together they fly around in his floating house and go on a South American adventure.
It’s definitely a bold move to make an old man the main hero of an animated movie for children, but so was a little robot that couldn’t talk.
Here is the teaser trailer for the movie. More to come on the Wall-E DVD release.
Up will be in theaters May 29, 2009.