Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Up, Up, and Away! COMEDY UP

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Up, Up, and Away! COMEDY UP

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(1hr 42 mins) Certificate: U Starring: Featuring the voices of Ed Asner, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson Director: Bob Peterson and Pete Docter. Star rating: THE latest computer-animated masterpiece from the wizards at Pixar is an airborne adventure in the company of a cranky 78-year-old man and an excitable eight-year-old boy.

This rumbustious romp is guaranteed to have even the hardiest and most cynical soul choking back tears long after the lights go up.

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Up is the first film from the Disney-owned studio to screen in Digital 3D at selected cinemas, promising eye-popping thrills and spills to boot.

The opening 10 minutes of Up are among the finest Pixar has ever crafted, introducing widower Carl Fredricksen (voiced by Ed Asner) via a montage of his childhood years and his subsequent marriage to soulmate Ellie.

Alone in the world following Ellie's death, retired balloon salesman Carl refuses to be parted from the ramshackle house he built and shared with his late wife. …

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