Up (4 Disc Combo Pack with Digital Copy and DVD) [Blu-Ray]
I won’t be posting a review of UP in this space; countless other bloggers and media outlets will be raving about it. Needless to say, if you didn’t have the chance to see UP in the theaters, then you do need to see this movie!
The hilarious short film that preceded screenings of Up. Everyone knows that the stork delivers babies, but where do the storks get the babies? The answer lies up in the stratosphere where the cloud Gus is a master at creating “dangerous” babies, which prove to be more than a handful for his local delivery stork Peck. Directed by Pixar story artist, animator and voice actor Peter Sohn.
This action-packed documentary tells the story of the filmmakers’ own trek to the tepuis mountains of South America to research the design and story of the film.
We weren’t sure what to expect when we watched this documentary, but it turned out to be one of the best parts of the UP experience. The whole family mentioned that it made the tepui seem less fantastical and much more grounded in reality. We could relate to the flora and the environment of the South American scenes. Plus, it was fun to see all of the Pixar employees getting wet and how their drawings, sketches and paintings evolved into UP.
This movie will be a favorite for many generations to come and is helping to define character animation in the digital age.
You can read my review of the book The Art of UP, here.
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Bought my copy after work today. The whole family watched it. And, yes, I bought the BluRay 4pk. I am not upgrading my library as of yet, but, instead, I am buying the BluRay combo packs of all new releases. Ok, I lied. I did upgrade Snow White. I think I’ll was the extras tomorrow in between some Zorro episodes!