History WesternAnimation / UP

27th Mar '16 8:24:00 AM MacronNotes
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''Up'' is {{Pixar}}'s tenth film and their first full-length [[ThreeDMovie 3-D film]]. It has the honor of being only the second animated film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, following ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''; it's also the first fully-CGI film to be honored with the nomination. While the film didn't win ''that'' award, it did get Pixar another Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as the Oscar for Best Original Score for composer Michael Giacchino.

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''Up'' is {{Pixar}}'s tenth film and their first full-length [[ThreeDMovie [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie 3-D film]]. It has the honor of being only the second animated film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, following ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''; it's also the first fully-CGI film to be honored with the nomination. While the film didn't win ''that'' award, it did get Pixar another Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as the Oscar for Best Original Score for composer Michael Giacchino.
17th Feb '16 1:37:13 PM Syrika
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* CampfireCharacterExploration: The campfire is where we discover more of Russel's backstory, as well as where he and Carl begin to bond.
9th Feb '16 12:16:36 AM Inediblecake
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** When Dug attempts to [[YouShallNotPass stop the other dogs from chasing after Carl,]] he heroically jumps in their way as the music swells. They run right pass him, knocking him around as [[TheDayTheMusicLied the music abruptly ends.]]
5th Feb '16 1:51:00 PM fruitstripegum
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* BloodierAndGorier: While not as extreme of as some examples of this trope, the fact that this film actually depicts blood no less than twice qualifies it for this trope in comparison to other movies from Disney and Pixar. The first instance of blood occurs towards the beginning of the movie when Carl accidentally hits the construction worker with his cane, causing a rather large splotch of blood to appear on his forehead. The second happens after Carl, Russell, Dug and Kevin escape from [[spoiler:Muntz's]] dogs; blood can be seen soaking through the bandage that Russell applies to Kevin's injured leg.



* BloodierAndGorier: While not as extreme of as some examples of this trope, the fact that this film actually depicts blood no less than twice qualifies it for this trope in comparison to other movies from Disney and Pixar. The first instance of blood occurs towards the beginning of the movie when Carl accidentally hits the construction worker with his cane, causing a rather large splotch of blood to appear on his forehead. The second happens after Carl, Russell, Dug and Kevin escape from [[spoiler:Muntz's]] dogs; blood can be seen soaking through the bandage that Russell applies to Kevin's injured leg.
11th Jan '16 8:52:40 AM Prfnoff
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'''''Up''''' (2009) is the story of a septuagenarian named Carl Fredricksen (Creator/EdwardAsner) who had promised his wife, Ellie, that they would one day have an adventure and move to Paradise Falls in Venezuela like their childhood hero, Charles Muntz (Creator/ChristopherPlummer). However, life got in the way of them doing it -- repeatedly -- and she passed away before they could. Carl, guilt-ridden, shuts himself off from society in the house they built together. When land developers threaten and scheme to destroy their home, Carl decides to take action and fulfill his promise to his wife. Being a retired balloon man, he ties thousands of helium balloons -- the leftovers of his old trade -- to his house and sets off for Paradise Falls. He has an accidental stowaway in the person of Wilderness Explorer Russell (Jordan Nagai), who has been trying to earn his "Assisting the Elderly" badge by helping Carl.

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'''''Up''''' ''Up'' (2009) is the story of a septuagenarian named Carl Fredricksen (Creator/EdwardAsner) who had promised his wife, Ellie, that they would one day have an adventure and move to Paradise Falls in Venezuela like their childhood hero, Charles Muntz (Creator/ChristopherPlummer). However, life got in the way of them doing it -- repeatedly -- and she passed away before they could. Carl, guilt-ridden, shuts himself off from society in the house they built together. When land developers threaten and scheme to destroy their home, Carl decides to take action and fulfill his promise to his wife. Being a retired balloon man, he ties thousands of helium balloons -- the leftovers of his old trade -- to his house and sets off for Paradise Falls. He has an accidental stowaway in the person of Wilderness Explorer Russell (Jordan Nagai), who has been trying to earn his "Assisting the Elderly" badge by helping Carl.
27th Dec '15 8:47:49 PM Quanyails
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* ThemeAndVariationsSoundtrack: The film's theme permeates throughout the soundtrack; it's used to indicate moods melancholic and adventurous, among others, such as when Carl reminisces over Ellie or musters the willpower to go on a new adventure.
5th Dec '15 11:44:22 AM morenohijazo
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* MidairCollision: A group of [[IncrediblyLamePun dogfighters]] get distracted by a SQUIRREL!! ([[GoLookAtTheDistraction well, not really]]), and proceed to crash into one another.
1st Nov '15 12:13:37 PM ngh93
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* SmallNameBigEgo: By the time the film takes place, Muntz has largely been relegated to history if not outright forgotten, thanks in part to his previous humiliation over Paradise Falls. Even if he did bring Kevin back, few would approve of his methods at all, let alone ''care.''

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* SmallNameBigEgo: By the time the film takes place, Muntz has largely been relegated to history if not outright forgotten, thanks in part to his previous humiliation over Paradise Falls. Even if he did bring Kevin back, few would approve of his methods at all, let alone ''care.''''care'', or even ''know about'' his previous humiliation.
28th Oct '15 4:49:41 AM lafeeverte
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%% not a trope to be listed here * [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} Airships]]: ''The Spirit of Adventure'' is very realistic. Carl's house is... Well, not. It's used like an airship in the film, but technically it's a balloon. The sails would make no difference, except to orient the direction of the house. To steer, balloons must change altitude and catch different wind currents. To go against the wind - or to catch up to a powered airship - would require an engine.

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%% not a trope to be listed here * [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} Airships]]: ''The Spirit of Adventure'' is very realistic. Carl's house is... Well, not. It's used like an airship in the film, but technically it's a balloon. The sails would make no difference, except to orient the direction of the house. To steer, balloons must change altitude and catch different wind currents. To go against the wind - -- or to catch up to with a powered airship - -- would require an engine.



** [[spoiler:Dug defeats Alpha and the rest of the Muntz Dogs immediately treat him as the new Alpha. To his astonishment]]. Inverted, in a sense: [[spoiler: Alpha is the one who is "crowned," with the Cone of Shame]].

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** [[spoiler:Dug defeats Alpha Alpha, and the rest of the Muntz Dogs dogs immediately treat him as the new Alpha. To his astonishment]]. Inverted, in a sense: [[spoiler: Alpha is the one who is "crowned," "crowned", with the Cone of Shame]].



* BookEnds: When Carl takes off right in front of the Shady Oaks nurses, he shouts to them, "So long, boys!" [[spoiler:In the [[PixarShorts short]] ''George and A.J.'', when he comes back in the zeppelin and "bumps" into the nurses again, he shouts to them "Afternoon, boys!"]]
* BloodierAndGorier: While not as extreme of as some examples of this trope, the fact that this film actually depicts blood no less than twice qualifies it for this trope in comparison to other movies from Disney and Pixar. The first instance of blood occurs towards the beginning of the movie when Carl accidentally hits the construction worker with his cane, causing a rather large splotch of blood to appear on his forehead. The second happens after Carl, Russel, Dug and Kevin escape from [[spoiler:Muntz's]] dogs; blood can be seen soaking through the bandage that Russel applies to Kevin's injured leg.

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* BookEnds: When Carl takes off right in front of the Shady Oaks nurses, he shouts to them, "So long, boys!" [[spoiler:In the [[PixarShorts short]] ''George and A.J.'', when he comes back in the zeppelin Zeppelin and "bumps" into the nurses again, he shouts to them "Afternoon, boys!"]]
* BloodierAndGorier: While not as extreme of as some examples of this trope, the fact that this film actually depicts blood no less than twice qualifies it for this trope in comparison to other movies from Disney and Pixar. The first instance of blood occurs towards the beginning of the movie when Carl accidentally hits the construction worker with his cane, causing a rather large splotch of blood to appear on his forehead. The second happens after Carl, Russel, Russell, Dug and Kevin escape from [[spoiler:Muntz's]] dogs; blood can be seen soaking through the bandage that Russel Russell applies to Kevin's injured leg.



* BullyBulldog: Gamma. Relatedly, Alpha and Beta are a Doberman and a Rottweiler, two other popular guard dogs known for aggressive behavior. Dug, obviously, is a golden retriever.

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* BullyBulldog: Gamma. Relatedly, Alpha and Beta are a Doberman and a Rottweiler, Rottweiler respectively, two other popular guard dogs known for aggressive behavior. Dug, obviously, is a golden retriever.



** After the house lands, the rest of the film is a succession of Chekhov's Guns being fired. First, [[spoiler:the Adventure Book appears again, and Carl finally turns the page. Then Russell uses the balloons and leaf-blower. Dug hides under the porch, as Russell did earlier. Dug uses "point!" again, followed by "who wants the ball?". Dug ends up fighting Alpha, and utilizes the cone of shame - Alpha's higher voice returns. Carl uses the Wilderness Explorer call to motivate Russell in climbing the hose. Russell then uses '''SQUIRREL!''' Finally, the chocolate returns]].

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** After the house lands, the rest of the film is a succession of Chekhov's Guns being fired. First, [[spoiler:the Adventure Book appears again, and Carl finally turns the page. Then Russell uses the balloons and leaf-blower. Dug hides under the porch, as Russell did earlier. Dug uses "point!" again, followed by "who wants the ball?". Dug ends up fighting Alpha, and utilizes the cone of shame - -- Alpha's higher voice returns. Carl uses the Wilderness Explorer call to motivate Russell in climbing the hose. Russell then uses '''SQUIRREL!''' Finally, the chocolate returns]].



** Even Kevin gets in on the fun. When she and Carl first meet, she tries to swallow his cane [[spoiler:(thinking it may be food to forage for her chicks)]], chokes, and coughs it back up. When she's returned to the labyrinth, she does it again -- as a farewell ritual. [[spoiler:And she teaches her CHICKS to do it too, with the tennis ball feet of the cane!]]

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** Even Kevin gets in on the fun. When she and Carl first meet, she tries to swallow his cane [[spoiler:(thinking it may be food to forage for her chicks)]], chokes, cane, chokes and coughs it back up. When she's returned to the labyrinth, she does it again -- as a farewell ritual. [[spoiler:And she teaches her CHICKS to do it too, with the tennis ball feet of the cane!]]



* DramaticGunCock: Variation- the lever-action rifle in question is fired correctly, but both the camera and character pause considerably when chambering a new round.

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* DramaticGunCock: Variation- Variation -- the lever-action rifle in question is fired correctly, but both the camera and character pause considerably when chambering a new round.



* ICanSeeMyHouseFromHere: Played with in the daydream sequence where Russell is tied to a BedsheetLadder. He looks ''[[{{Pun}} up]]'' towards Carl's house, joyfully exclaiming "Hey, I can see your house from here!"

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* ICanSeeMyHouseFromHere: Played with in the daydream sequence scene where Russell is tied to a BedsheetLadder. He looks ''[[{{Pun}} up]]'' towards Carl's house, joyfully exclaiming "Hey, I can see your house from here!"



** When Carl and Russel first arrive at Paradise Falls but are on the wrong side of the canyon, Carl tells Russel to get back into the house by climbing up the garden hose. The camera zooms in on Carl's face, and we hear Russel grunting, only for Carl to then look up to see that Russel has only made it about a foot up the hose, and then falls off.

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** When Carl and Russel first arrive at Paradise Falls but are on the wrong side of the canyon, Carl tells Russel Russell to get back into the house by climbing up the garden hose. The camera zooms in on Carl's face, and we hear Russel Russell grunting, only for Carl to then look up to see that Russel Russell has only made it about a foot up the hose, and then falls off.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: This film dings on both sides of the scale -- it's a sad fact that life ''isn't'' fair and each character has experienced cruel disappointments in life ... but in the end, as long as you don't let those disappointments rule your life, you can still be happy.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: This film dings on both sides of the scale -- it's a sad fact that life ''isn't'' fair and each character has experienced cruel disappointments in life ...life... but in the end, as long as you don't let those disappointments rule your life, you can still be happy.



* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: The entire movie runs on this. Especially (but not limited to) the way the house moves around. Though a house could potentially fly, at least according to this article of [[http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/05/how-pixars-up-house-could-really-fly/ Wired Magazine]], the team acknowledged they'd used far less balloons that would be necessary for the sake of a visual effect. and the fact that they got from the USA (Muntz asks how "things are back in the 'States"), to South America in such short order and steered by Russell. Just ''how long'' was Carl knocked out?

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* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: The entire movie runs on this. Especially (but not limited to) the way the house moves around. Though a house could potentially fly, at least according to this article of [[http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/05/how-pixars-up-house-could-really-fly/ Wired Magazine]], the team acknowledged they'd used far less balloons that would be necessary necessary, for the sake of a visual effect. effect, and the fact that they got from the USA (Muntz asks how "things are back in the 'States"), to South America in such short order and steered by Russell. Just ''how long'' was Carl knocked out?asleep?
21st Oct '15 4:33:00 PM beack7
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* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Dug and the other ''Spirit of Adventure'' Dogs. They are pretty much [[spoiler:Muntz]]'s butlers. Epsilon can ''cook''. They can fly airplanes! Kevin is also pretty smart.

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* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Dug and the other ''Spirit of Adventure'' Dogs. They are pretty much [[spoiler:Muntz]]'s butlers. Epsilon can ''cook''. They can fly airplanes! Kevin is also pretty smart.



** The house pretty much stayed intact after being lifted up, despite being separated from its key structural support -- the foundation.

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** The house pretty much stayed intact after being lifted up, despite being separated from its key structural support -- the foundation.



* ShootTheShaggyDog: Charles' life pretty much becomes this. He starts off as a brilliant inventor and famous explorer, goes to this paradise and brings back a skeleton of an exotic creature, only to be called a fraud, be stripped of his title, and when he goes to clear his name, he get stuck there for decades, loses a lot of his dogs, [[spoiler:goes completely nuts, and when he finally has a chance to bring back proof he ends up getting killed. And even if he ''did'' succeed, everyone he was trying to prove himself to would be long dead]], and the modern day community would condemn him for killing or capturing an endangered species, and for his antiquated GreatWhiteHunter tendencies.

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: Charles' life pretty much becomes this. He starts off as a brilliant inventor and famous explorer, goes to this paradise and brings back a skeleton of an exotic creature, only to be called a fraud, be stripped of his title, and when he goes to clear his name, he get stuck there for decades, loses a lot of his dogs, [[spoiler:goes completely nuts, and when he finally has a chance to bring back proof he ends up getting killed. And even if he ''did'' succeed, everyone he was trying to prove himself to would be long dead]], and the modern day community would condemn him for killing or capturing an endangered species, and for his antiquated GreatWhiteHunter tendencies.
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