!![[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 (who'd voiced in many Disney films), passed away of old age just a few months after the film's release.
** The scene where Carl hits the construction worker on the head with his cane might be funny for some...until it's given very real consequences and ends up ruining Carl's life.
* 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.
* HarsherInHindsight: After seeing Pete Docter's later film ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', it very much comes off like Carl has the opposite problem of that film's Riley: his Sadness is firmly in control and refusing to let Joy have any input.
* HilariousInHindsight: In the credits Carl and Russell go to see a new Franchise/StarWars movie. Disney (Pixar's parent company) now owns Star Wars and commissioned more films in the series to be made.
** {{ComicStrip/Garfield}} [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1987/ga870503.gif 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 paranoid... it's so tragic... Of course, [[spoiler: murdering or even attempting to murder innocent people (his biggest fan and a child, no less) because he thought they would take his bird away makes him a bit of a monster.]]
* MemeticMutation:
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaLegF2hAxI "Married Life"]] theme has become infamous for its tear-jerking capabilities.
** [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny SQUIRREL!!!]] So much so that "squirreling" has since become shorthand for "getting easily distracted."
** Dug's "I have just met you, and I love you."
** The "Still a better love story than ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''." meme. The first ten minutes of the film showing Carl & Ellie's love story from their MeetCute to Ellie's death are often regarded as a far more compelling love story than the entire ''Twilight'' series.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: If Muntz not crossed this before when he started murdering tourists who came to visit Paradise Falls, he definitely crossed it when tries to kill Russell in cold blood.]]
* SignatureScene: The first ten minutes chronicling Carl and Ellie's life together.
* SpiritualLicensee: The "Married Life" montage is sometimes referred to as Pixar's best short film, as it could have the same exactly impact if it were one.
* SweetDreamsFuel: The ending credits, with little tokens of Russell and Carl's friendship and [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter lots of puppies]].
* TrueArtIsAngsty: While still a brightly colored, heavily optimistic film, it's considered one of Pixar's best movies and one of the saddest.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: When Muntz sets fire to Carl's house and makes off with Kevin, Carl ignores the bird and tries fruitlessly to extinguish the blaze. Russell is outraged and yells at Carl for not caring about Kevin before running off on his own. Supposedly, Kevin is right to castigate Carl because the ultimate message is that Carl should let the past be the past and focus on continuing his life. But really, this is the house he lived in for fifty years with the love of his life. Yes, protecting Kevin from Muntz still matters, but of ''course'' he's going to focus on the house.
* 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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