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** In the final scene, when Carl and Russell are playing the "red vehicle/blue vehicle" game, Carl counts a red bike, even though that's not how Russell used to play the game with his dad.


--->[[spoiler:'''Muntz''']]: A man taking his house to Paradise Falls... That's the best one yet. [[spoiler:I can't wait to see how it ends...]]

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--->[[spoiler:'''Muntz''']]: A man taking his house to Paradise Falls... That's the best one yet. [[spoiler:I can't wait to see hear how it ends...]]

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* RingRingCrunch: * Carl pounds his alarm clock with a fist to stop its ringing. This gets a CallBack later when he's in the South American wilderness. A frog chirps and wakes him, and gets rewarded with the groggy [[AmusingInjuries thump of a fist]].


''Up'' is Creator/{{Pixar}}'s tenth film and their first full-length [[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 Creator/MichaelGiacchino.

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''Up'' is Creator/{{Pixar}}'s tenth film and their first full-length [[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''; ''WesternAnimation/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 Creator/MichaelGiacchino.


* RealityEnsues:
** Ellie encourages young Carl to walk over a single wooden plank spanning a huge hole in the floor. The old plank breaks, and Carl falls down and breaks his arm. Cut to the hospital.
** When Carl hits a worker on the head with his cane, the worker sustains a head injury and Carl has to face legal consequences.
** When Carl and Russell first arrive at Paradise Falls, they're on the wrong side of the canyon. Carl tells Russell to get back into the house by climbing up the garden hose. We hear Russell grunting, but when the camera pans over, it's shown that Russell only made it about a foot up the hose and promptly falls off.
** When Dug attempts to [[YouShallNotPass stop the other dogs from chasing after Carl,]] he heroically jumps in their way as the music swells. They then knock him around and run right pass him as [[TheDayTheMusicLied the music abruptly ends.]]
** [[spoiler:When Carl and Muntz fight, they have problems that old men fighting would have, such as throwing out their backs. While Muntz does wield a sword, he has no actual training and just wildly swings it in ways that Carl can easily see coming.]]
** Once [[spoiler:Muntz]] gets tired of having Russell and Carl get in his way, he decides to just [[spoiler:attempt to gun them down in cold blood]].

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* RealityEnsues:
** Ellie encourages young Carl to walk over a single wooden plank spanning a huge hole in
RealityEnsues: See the floor. The old plank breaks, and Carl falls down and breaks his arm. Cut to the hospital.
** When Carl hits a worker on the head with his cane, the worker sustains a head injury and Carl has to face legal consequences.
** When Carl and Russell first arrive at Paradise Falls, they're on the wrong side of the canyon. Carl tells Russell to get back into the house by climbing up the garden hose. We hear Russell grunting, but when the camera pans over, it's shown that Russell only made it about a foot up the hose and promptly falls off.
** When Dug attempts to [[YouShallNotPass stop the other dogs from chasing after Carl,]] he heroically jumps in their way as the music swells. They then knock him around and run right pass him as [[TheDayTheMusicLied the music abruptly ends.]]
** [[spoiler:When Carl and Muntz fight, they have problems that old men fighting would have, such as throwing out their backs. While Muntz does wield a sword, he has no actual training and just wildly swings it in ways that Carl can easily see coming.]]
** Once [[spoiler:Muntz]] gets tired of having Russell and Carl get in his way, he decides to just [[spoiler:attempt to gun them down in cold blood]].
[[RealityEnsues/{{Pixar}} Pixar page]].


* RealityEnsues: See the [[RealityEnsues/{{Pixar}} Pixar page]].

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* RealityEnsues: See RealityEnsues:
** Ellie encourages young Carl to walk over a single wooden plank spanning a huge hole in
the [[RealityEnsues/{{Pixar}} Pixar page]].floor. The old plank breaks, and Carl falls down and breaks his arm. Cut to the hospital.
** When Carl hits a worker on the head with his cane, the worker sustains a head injury and Carl has to face legal consequences.
** When Carl and Russell first arrive at Paradise Falls, they're on the wrong side of the canyon. Carl tells Russell to get back into the house by climbing up the garden hose. We hear Russell grunting, but when the camera pans over, it's shown that Russell only made it about a foot up the hose and promptly falls off.
** When Dug attempts to [[YouShallNotPass stop the other dogs from chasing after Carl,]] he heroically jumps in their way as the music swells. They then knock him around and run right pass him as [[TheDayTheMusicLied the music abruptly ends.]]
** [[spoiler:When Carl and Muntz fight, they have problems that old men fighting would have, such as throwing out their backs. While Muntz does wield a sword, he has no actual training and just wildly swings it in ways that Carl can easily see coming.]]
** Once [[spoiler:Muntz]] gets tired of having Russell and Carl get in his way, he decides to just [[spoiler:attempt to gun them down in cold blood]].


* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts: While Ellie did want Carl to take her to Paradise Falls when she was a kid, [[spoielr:as an adult she came to appreciate that her Carl with life was a wonderful adventure in itself. She filled her adventure book with photos of their married life together. While Carl does make it to Paradise Falls to honor her wishes, and the house lands exactly where she would have wanted it, he ultimately builds a new life being a father figure to Russell, seeing the new adventure just as she wanted]].

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* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts: While Ellie did want Carl to take her to Paradise Falls when she was a kid, [[spoielr:as [[spoiler:as an adult she came to appreciate that her Carl with life was a wonderful adventure in itself. She filled her adventure book with photos of their married life together. While Carl does make it to Paradise Falls to honor her wishes, and the house lands exactly where she would have wanted it, he ultimately builds a new life being a father figure to Russell, seeing the new adventure just as she wanted]].


** The whole opening really. Carl and Ellie explore a ramshackle house when they were kids, and Carl breaks his arm trying to get Ellie's balloon. Who knows what his parents thought. As adults, they try to start a family, only for Ellie to find out she can't have children or miscarred. He then tries to honor her wish to take her to Paradise Falls, only she dies ''just'' as he was going to surprise her with the tickets. Then his house is going to be demolished by corporate, and he's going to be sent to a nursing home to wither away. [[spoiler:Ellie's scrapbook mitigates some of those fears when she reassures him that living with him was the greatest adventure of his life]].

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** The whole opening really. Carl and Ellie explore a ramshackle house when they were kids, and Carl breaks his arm trying to get Ellie's his balloon. Who knows what his parents thought. As adults, they try to start a family, only for Ellie to find out she can't have children or miscarred. He then tries to honor her wish to take her to Paradise Falls, only she dies ''just'' as he was going to surprise her with the tickets. Then his house is going to be demolished by corporate, and he's going to be sent to a nursing home to wither away. [[spoiler:Ellie's scrapbook mitigates some of those fears when she reassures him that living with him was the greatest adventure of his life]].

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* BilingualAnimal: The dogs wear collars that enable them to talk, but it doesn't stop them from being able to bark.
-->'''Carl Fredricksen''': "And on your way, learn how to bark like a real dog!"
-->'''Doug''': "I can bark. *woof woof* And here's howling. *Awoo*!"


* AdultFear:
** The whole opening really. Carl and Ellie explore a ramshackle house when they were kids, and Carl breaks his arm trying to get Ellie's balloon. Who knows what his parents thought. As adults, they try to start a family, only for Ellie to find out she can't have children or miscarred. He then tries to honor her wish to take her to Paradise Falls, only she dies ''just'' as he was going to surprise her with the tickets. Then his house is going to be demolished by corporate, and he's going to be sent to a nursing home to wither away. [[spoiler:Ellie's scrapbook mitigates some of those fears when she reassures him that living with him was the greatest adventure of his life]].
** Russell goes missing for several days, unable to contact his mother, his father, or [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Phyllis]]. His mother at the end looks very relieved when he stands for his badge ceremony, if bedraggled.



* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts: While Ellie did want Carl to take her to Paradise Falls when she was a kid, [[spoielr:as an adult she came to appreciate that her Carl with life was a wonderful adventure in itself. She filled her adventure book with photos of their married life together. While Carl does make it to Paradise Falls to honor her wishes, and the house lands exactly where she would have wanted it, he ultimately builds a new life being a father figure to Russell, seeing the new adventure just as she wanted]].



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: There are hints that Ellie's spirit has come to inhabit the house but it's never confirmed one way or the other. Carl talks to her as if she's still alive at various points, and Russell even does the same to ask if he can keep Kevin. [[spoiler:In the climax, the house's garden hose dislodges, saving Russell and Kevin, while stray balloons catch Muntz and keep him from grabbing the bird. Finally, at the end, the house landds exactly where Ellie wanted it to be in Paradise Falls]].



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
** We have only seen Ellie sad once as an adult: when she was told she either miscarried or was unable to have children. She broke down sobbing in the doctor's office, and later sat in the front yard meditating. Even when she was dying, she was smiling and reassuring Carl.
** Likewise, Ellie has always been able to outpace Carl walking on their favorite hill. When she falls behind and collapses, Carl immediately goes to her side, fearing the worst. It turns out she was dying.



* PiggyBank: In the opening sequence, Carl and Ellie save up for their trip to Patagonia by dropping coins in a glass jug labelled "Paradise Falls"; but when a flat tire, broken leg, or tree limb falling on the house forces them to raid their savings, they do so by Carl smashing the jug with a hammer.

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* PiggyBank: In the opening sequence, Carl and Ellie save up for their trip to Patagonia by dropping coins in a glass jug labelled "Paradise Falls"; but when a flat tire, broken leg, or tree limb falling on the house forces them to raid their savings, they do so by Carl smashing the jug with a hammer. By the time they did have the money, Carl was going to surprise her with tickets.



* TragicKeepsake: The bottlecap "badge", Ellie's Adventure Book, her photo, the house itself... and the airport passes Carl was going to surprise her with just before her final hours. Really, a huge part of the plot is based around this trope and Carl's need to let go of them.

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* TragicKeepsake: The bottlecap "badge", Ellie's Adventure Book, her photo, the house itself... and the airport passes Carl was going to surprise her with just before her final hours. Really, a huge part of the plot is based around this trope and Carl's need to let go of them. [[spoiler:The house lands in Paradise Falls, while the furniture is at a remote location. He pins the bottlecap badge to Russell's sash, commending him for his bravery during the adventure and implicitly promising to be in his life]].


* AirborneAircraftCarrier: Unusually realistic. Some dirigibles actually ''were'' used to carry observation biplanes.

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* AirborneAircraftCarrier: Unusually realistic. Some dirigibles actually ''were'' ''[[AluminumChristmasTrees were]]'' used to carry observation biplanes.


* RealityEnsues:
** Ellie encourages young Carl to walk over a single wooden plank spanning a huge hole in the floor. The old plank breaks, and Carl falls down and breaks his arm. Cue the ambulance.
** One of the hardest hits is in the first 10 minutes when Carl and Ellie learn of her miscarriage.
** When Carl hits Steve on the head with his cane, the worker sustains a head injury and Carl has to face legal consequences.
** When Carl and 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.
** Zig-Zagging ContrivedCoincidence, [[spoiler:Carl isn't the first fan of Muntz's to find him. [[GoMadFromTheIsolation But Muntz went crazy]] and killed all the others.]]
** 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.]]
** [[spoiler:When Carl and Muntz fight, they're pretty clearly old men, with realistic problems such as throwing out their backs. Muntz wields a sword, but has no actual training, so he just takes wild swings that Carl can easily see coming.]]
** Once [[spoiler:Muntz]] has had enough of Russell and Carl getting in his way, he resorts to just [[spoiler:gunning them down in cold blood]].
** It's hinted that Russell's DisappearedDad will finally show up at the ceremony if Russell gets his final [[ScoutOut Wilderness Explorer]] badge, [[spoiler:but when Russell is at the ceremony in the second-to-last scene, right when we're all set to see a heartwarming redemption/family bonding scene... his dad still never shows. Carl comes up to do it instead]].

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* RealityEnsues:
** Ellie encourages young Carl to walk over a single wooden plank spanning a huge hole in
RealityEnsues: See the floor. The old plank breaks, and Carl falls down and breaks his arm. Cue the ambulance.
** One of the hardest hits is in the first 10 minutes when Carl and Ellie learn of her miscarriage.
** When Carl hits Steve on the head with his cane, the worker sustains a head injury and Carl has to face legal consequences.
** When Carl and 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.
** Zig-Zagging ContrivedCoincidence, [[spoiler:Carl isn't the first fan of Muntz's to find him. [[GoMadFromTheIsolation But Muntz went crazy]] and killed all the others.]]
** 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.]]
** [[spoiler:When Carl and Muntz fight, they're pretty clearly old men, with realistic problems such as throwing out their backs. Muntz wields a sword, but has no actual training, so he just takes wild swings that Carl can easily see coming.]]
** Once [[spoiler:Muntz]] has had enough of Russell and Carl getting in his way, he resorts to just [[spoiler:gunning them down in cold blood]].
** It's hinted that Russell's DisappearedDad will finally show up at the ceremony if Russell gets his final [[ScoutOut Wilderness Explorer]] badge, [[spoiler:but when Russell is at the ceremony in the second-to-last scene, right when we're all set to see a heartwarming redemption/family bonding scene... his dad still never shows. Carl comes up to do it instead]].
[[RealityEnsues/{{Pixar}} Pixar page]].


* WimpFight: [[spoiler:Muntz vs. Carl in a swordfight]].

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* WimpFight: [[spoiler:Muntz vs. Carl in a swordfight]].swordfight. Muntz in particular wasn't a wimp before, but he's significantly older than Carl, and age has reduced both men to the level of "wimp" (at least some of the time - see the RuleOfFunny entry)]].


* PosthumousCharacter: Despite being dead for much of the film, Ellie remains an important figure to Carl all throughout.

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* PosthumousCharacter: Despite being dead for much of the film, Ellie remains an important figure to Carl all throughout. Especially noteworthy in that after she dies, we never see any flashbacks to her so that she can "talk" to Carl or the audience - all we get is the pictures of her Carl has left, and his reactions to her absence.

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