!![[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} The Pixar film]] contains examples of:
* AwardSnub: ''Up'' became the first animated film since ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. And it won...[[AnimationAgeGhetto Best Animated Feature]].
* EarWorm: They get a lot of mileage out of the main theme, constantly remixing to fit the film's current mood. And it's a great tune. Two reasons why it'll be stuck in your head for days.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In less than three minutes. When they went to their picnic, it was so funny seeing Carl out of breath and unable to climb the hill. When the same happens to Ellie, it becomes bad news.
** In the Norwegian dub, Carl's line early in the movie of only giving away his house "when [he's] dead!" becomes this when his Norwegian actor, Helge Reiss, passed away just a few months later.
* GeniusBonus: When Carl goes down in the stair lift, the music is la "Habanera" from ''[[{{Theatre/Carmen}} Carmen]],'' which is about how love is unpredictable. Some of the lyrics are "if you don't love me, I love you, but if I love you, beware". Carl doesn't like [[spoiler:Russell or Doug but ends up loving them both]]; and he loves [[spoiler:Muntz]], who will try to kill him.
* HilariousInHindsight: In the credits Carl and Co go to see a new Star Wars movie. Disney now owns Star Wars movie and they have ordered a new set of films to be made.
** {{ComicStrip/Garfield}} [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1987&addr=870503 goes up, too]].
* HypeBacklash: Critics and other moviegoers enjoyed the film so much that some other people's expectations were raised to the point where they didn't enjoy the film. Then again, the film's initial premise was what originally caused people's first expectations to be low.
** Another very small contingent thought that the film's celebrated early montage was a piece of genius and thought that the rest couldn't quite compare.
* JerkassWoobie: Muntz, -rejected by the scientific community, eluded by a stupid bird for ''sixty years'', all by himself, going completely insane and paranoic... it's so tragic... Of course, [[spoiler: murdering or even attempting to murder innocent people because he thought they would take his bird away makes him a bit of a monster.]]
* MagnumOpus: Perhaps not to the extent of ''Wall-E'' or the ''ToyStory'' films, but there are quite a few who hold this up as one of Pixar's finest films. At the very least, there are those who will cite the film's early montage as the best individual scene of Pixar's tenure.
* MemeticMutation:
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaLegF2hAxI "Married Life"]] theme has become infamous for its tear-jerking capabilities.
** The dogs' AttentionDeficitOohShiny prob-SQUIRREL!!!...lem.
** Dug's "I have just met you, and I love you."
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: If Muntz not crossed this before, he definitely crossed it when tries to kill Russell in cold blood.]]
* SignatureScene: The first ten minutes chronicling Carl and Ellie's life together.
* SweetDreamsFuel: The ending credits, with little tokens of Russell and Carl's friendship and [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter lots of puppies]].
* TheWoobie:
** It's very easy to feel sorry for Carl, especially at the end of the sequence chronicling his life with Ellie and their unfulfilled dreams.
** Russell, when he was talking about his dad.
** Dug is not accepted by the rest of the dogs (cone of shame! poor thing...).
** Even Kevin the bird - remember when [[spoiler:her]] leg was hurt? They all need a big hug!
*** Not to mention that [[spoiler:there's an insane lunatic hunting her and [[AdultFear putting her babies in danger]] with the intent to capture them and do who knows what else afterward]].
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