Up Goes Carl limited embellished giclee on canvas by Tom Matousek Carl on his way UP to a great new adventure in Pixar's celebrated film.
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Ed Asner as Carl Fredricksen:
A retired salesman and widower who flies his house to Paradise Falls to fulfill a childhood dream he shared with his late wife Ellie. Docter and Rivera noted Asner's television alter ego, Lou Grant, had been helpful in writing for Carl because it guided them in balancing likable and unlikable aspects of the curmudgeonly character. The appearance of Carl was designed to resemble Spencer Tracy as he appeared in his final film, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. When they met Asner and presented him with a model of his character, he joked, "I don't look anything like that." They tailored his dialogue for him, with short sentences and more consonants, which "cemented the notion that Carl, post-Ellie, is a disgruntled bear that's been poked awake during hibernation".
The movie is about Carl, 78-year-old curmudgeonly balloon salesman, who is not your average hero. When he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America, he finally fulfills his lifelong dream of adventure. But after Carl discovers an 8-year-old stowaway named Russell, this unlikely duo soon finds themselves on a hilarious journey in a lost world filled with danger and surprises.
You can find some wonderful information about UP on the Pixar page for it HERE.
The Pixar folks talk about "Simplexity":
The world of Up began with the thought of escape. From the claustrophobic shapes of an encroaching cityscape to the uncharted wilds of South America, from Muntz's half-mile long dirigible to Carl's uniquely mobile home, the Pixar team employed its newly invented concept of "simplexity" to push the visual envelope while keeping the world believable.