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* AndThenWhat: Subverted. Carl eventually makes it to Paradise Falls, like he and Ellie always wanted to, but he's stuck with an angry Russell, [[spoiler:Kevin has been captured by Muntz, Dug has been sent away]] and Ellie died before the trip was made, so at first Carl's at a loss for what to do next. [[spoiler:Until he sees Ellie's Adventure Book and looks through it again.]]
28th Nov '16 5:55:03 AM axle-k89
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* GlassSmackAndSlide: When Russell tries to escape from the dirigible, he accidentally smacks into the windshield and [[OverlyLongGag slides by right in front of Muntz]] while holding onto the hose from Carl's house for dear life. Muntz's reaction is an angry, but evidently awkward glare as Russell passes by.

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* GlassSmackAndSlide: When Russell tries to escape from the dirigible, [[spoiler:dirigible]], he accidentally smacks into the windshield [[spoiler:windshield and [[OverlyLongGag slides by right in front of Muntz]] Muntz]]]] while holding onto the hose from Carl's house for dear life. Muntz's [[spoiler:Muntz's reaction is an angry, but evidently awkward glare as Russell passes by.by]].



** Say nothing of the fact that Carl's situation with Russell technically falls into the lines of AccidentalKidnapping. Not to mention, entering Brazil illegally by way of his flying house, and technically grand theft auto (even if Muntz is deceased, Carl sure didn't inherit the ''Spirit of Adventure'').

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** Say nothing of the fact that Carl's situation with Russell technically falls into the lines of AccidentalKidnapping. Not to mention, entering Brazil illegally by way of his flying house, and technically grand theft auto (even if Muntz [[spoiler:Muntz is deceased, deceased]], Carl sure didn't inherit [[spoiler:inherit the ''Spirit of Adventure'').Adventure'']]).



* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: [[spoiler:In the opening, Ellie gives her Adventure Book to Carl not long before she dies; it then serves as one of the reasons Carl finally heads to South America, inspires him near the conclusion, and then loses importance when Carl finally comes to terms with her death]].

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* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: [[spoiler:In In the opening, Ellie gives her Adventure Book to Carl not long before she dies; it then serves as one of the reasons Carl finally heads to South America, inspires him near the conclusion, and [[spoiler:and then loses importance when Carl finally comes to terms with her death]].



* TheLoad: Russell at first seems to fit this category: he loses his Wilderness Explorer GPS, literally acts as a deadweight while Carl is towing the house, cannot put up his tent, and reveals to Muntz that he and Carl have met "the Monster of Paradise Falls" (i.e. Kevin the Bird). Probably meant to be an inversion of how in many films where a crotchety old man is paired up with a spunky kid, it's the adult who's portrayed as inept and in need of rescue. Plus, Russell has the excuse that he has no real way of getting home under his own power. If Carl doesn't do it, the poor kid is toast. However, he eventually [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]].

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* TheLoad: Russell at first seems to fit this category: he loses his Wilderness Explorer GPS, literally acts as a deadweight while Carl is towing the house, cannot put up his tent, and reveals to Muntz [[spoiler:Muntz that he and Carl have met "the Monster of Paradise Falls" (i.e. Kevin the Bird).Bird)]]. Probably meant to be an inversion of how in many films where a crotchety old man is paired up with a spunky kid, it's the adult who's portrayed as inept and in need of rescue. Plus, Russell has the excuse that he has no real way of getting home under his own power. If Carl doesn't do it, the poor kid is toast. However, he eventually [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]].



* MotiveDecay: Good Lord Charles Muntz... ''what did South America do to you?''

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* MotiveDecay: Good Lord Charles Muntz... ''what ''[[spoiler:what did South America do to you?''you?]]''



* ObsoleteMentor: [[spoiler:Muntz was a world-famous explorer and young Carl's hero]], yet has isolated himself for so long that his view of the world is antiquated. In particular, his insistence on capturing Kevin alive is a sign of this: had he not cut off contact with the scientific community, he'd know that bringing a molted feather (with never-before-seen DNA) would suffice to confirm his discovery. Conversely, killing what's clearly an endangered species (not to mention plenty of people) just for the bragging rights would only get him vilified.

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* ObsoleteMentor: [[spoiler:Muntz Muntz was a world-famous explorer and young Carl's hero]], yet hero, [[spoiler:yet has isolated himself for so long that his view of the world is antiquated.antiquated]]. In particular, his insistence on capturing Kevin alive is a sign of this: had he not cut off contact with the scientific community, he'd know that bringing a molted feather (with never-before-seen DNA) would suffice to confirm his discovery. Conversely, [[spoiler:Conversely, killing what's clearly an endangered species (not to mention plenty of people) just for the bragging rights would only get him vilified.vilified]].



* OlderThanTheyLook: Carl is old -- but Muntz was a grown man and veteran explorer when Carl was a little boy, and he makes references to going on safari with UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt. The film doesn't explicitly say, but Muntz must be well over a hundred.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Carl is old -- but Muntz was a grown man and veteran explorer when Carl was a little boy, and he makes references to going on safari with UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt. The film doesn't explicitly say, but Muntz [[spoiler:Muntz must be well over a hundred.hundred\\.



* ShootTheShaggyDog: Charles' life 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 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 gets [[spoiler:stuck there for decades, loses a lot of his dogs, [[spoiler:goes 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]], dead, and the modern day community would condemn him for killing or capturing an endangered species, and for his antiquated GreatWhiteHunter tendencies.tendencies]].



* 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'', or even ''know about'' his previous humiliation.

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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 [[spoiler:Even if he did bring Kevin back, few would approve of his methods at all, let alone ''care'', or even ''know about'' his previous humiliation.humiliation]].



* TakeThat: Charles Muntz was named after Charles Mintz, a Universal Pictures executive who in 1928 stole Walt Disney's production rights to his highly-successful "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" cartoon series. This led Disney to create Mickey Mouse, who soon eclipsed Oswald in popularity.
* TalkingAnimal: Dug the dog, and the rest of Muntz's dogs. Most of the dogs have very [[MostWritersAreHuman human speech patterns,]] but Dug really does sound like a dog of average intelligence that has suddenly gained the ability to speak English:

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* TakeThat: Charles Muntz was named after Charles Mintz, a Universal Pictures executive who in 1928 stole Walt Disney's production rights to his highly-successful "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" cartoon series. This led Disney to create Mickey Mouse, who soon eclipsed Oswald in popularity. \n By the time ''Up'' hit theaters, "Oswald" for the most part was back in Disney's hands.
* TalkingAnimal: Dug the dog, and the rest of Muntz's [[spoiler:Muntz's]] dogs. Most of the dogs have very [[MostWritersAreHuman human speech patterns,]] but Dug really does sound like a dog of average intelligence that has suddenly gained the ability to speak English:



* TrophyRoom: Muntz has one of these onboard his blimp and is seen bragging to Carl about some of his exploits. [[spoiler:It serves as the first site for Carl and Muntz' final battle. Since Muntz is totally nuts, he ends up destroying most of it during the fight]].

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* TrophyRoom: Muntz has one of these onboard his blimp and is seen bragging to Carl [[spoiler:Carl]] about some of his exploits. [[spoiler:It serves as the first site for Carl and Muntz' final battle. Since Muntz is totally nuts, he ends up destroying most of it during the fight]].



* WideEyedIdealist: [[ChildrenAreInnocent Russell]], to the point that he spills Kevin's existence in Muntz's airship.
* 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 asleep?

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* WideEyedIdealist: [[ChildrenAreInnocent Russell]], to the point that he spills Kevin's existence in Muntz's airship.
[[spoiler:Muntz's airship]].
* 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 ([[spoiler: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 asleep?
22nd Nov '16 12:20:39 AM jameygamer
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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Charles Muntz [[DisneyVillainDeath plummets to his death from an airship that is about 10,000 feet above sea level]].

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Charles [[spoiler:Charles Muntz [[DisneyVillainDeath plummets to his death from an airship that is about 10,000 feet above sea level]].level]]]].
17th Oct '16 12:59:11 AM gjjones
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* [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny Attention Deficit... SQUIRREL!]]: All of the dogs seem to have thi--'''[[RunningGag SQUIRREL!]]''' One of the pilot dogs, after being defeated, says [[LampshadeHanging "I hate squirrels!"]]

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* [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny Attention Deficit... SQUIRREL!]]: All of the dogs seem to have thi--'''[[RunningGag SQUIRREL!]]''' One of the pilot dogs, Gamma, after being defeated, says [[LampshadeHanging "I hate squirrels!"]]
7th Oct '16 8:29:58 AM dlchen145
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** When Carl hits a contruction worker on the head with his cane, the worker sustains a serious injury and Carl has to face legal consequences.

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** When Carl hits a contruction construction worker on the head with his cane, the worker sustains a serious injury and Carl has to face legal consequences.
18th Sep '16 1:50:56 PM gjjones
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* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Charles Muntz]] can kind of be seen as one of these.

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* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Charles Muntz]] can kind of be seen as one of these.
17th Sep '16 6:45:20 PM TimG5
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* DogsHateSquirrels: Throughout the movie, practically every dog from TheDitz Dug to Muntz's {{Angry Guard Dog}}s can't suppress their [[MyInstinctsAreShowing natural urge]] to chase squirrels with all the dogs occasionally raising their heads and yelling "SQUIRREL" in mid-conversation. Russell actually [[ExploitedTrope exploits]] this during the final struggle in the movie where he causes Muntz's fighter pilot dogs to crash into each other by yelling squirrel. And during the credits, Dug can be seen chasing one.
--> (Parachuting down) '''Gamma''': I HATE squrriels!!!
1st Sep '16 2:00:08 PM dmcreif
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* HollywoodLaw: Carl is one of the Legal Victims.

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* HollywoodLaw: HollywoodLaw:
**Carl is involuntarily committed to a retirement home after he whacks a guy over the head with a cane. The guy, at the time, had been struggling with
Carl over his mailbox, despite Carl's repeated demands for him to let it go. While he may have had to pay some damages as a result, a single incident borne of an obvious misunderstanding wouldn't lead to commitment, though the CorruptCorporateExecutive who wanted Carl's house might have pulled strings. After all, tampering with the mail is one a federal crime. He could be prosecuted for assault (unlikely) or sued by the man, but involuntary commitment to a retirement home is only something next-of-kin with power of attorney can do.
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of the Legal Victims.fact that Carl's situation with Russell technically falls into the lines of AccidentalKidnapping. Not to mention, entering Brazil illegally by way of his flying house, and technically grand theft auto (even if Muntz is deceased, Carl sure didn't inherit the ''Spirit of Adventure'').
6th Aug '16 4:54:03 PM gjjones
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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Charles Muntz [[DisneyVillainDeath plummets to his death from an airship that is about 1000 feet above sea level]].

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Charles Muntz [[DisneyVillainDeath plummets to his death from an airship that is about 1000 10,000 feet above sea level]].



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

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



** NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Muntz was kind of an amalgam of Lindbergh and Howard Hughes. ''The Art of Up'' book also mentions Walt Disney as partial inspiration for Muntz's appearance.


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** NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Muntz was kind of an amalgam of Lindbergh and Howard Hughes. ''The Art of Up'' book also mentions Walt Disney as partial inspiration for Muntz's appearance.
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