Behold - Three New Character Posters for Pixar's Up!
by Alex Billington
February 26, 2009
There has been a lot of buzz about Pixar's Up recently because they've been showing the first 45 minutes of it to press and select public. It's a hard sell (or at least not as easy as Wall-E) for Pixar and I think they're confident showing everyone the first half because it gives us a much better feel for the emotions of the characters and so on. And lastly, it introduces us to two main characters that become a very essential part of the story at the midway point. Pixar has unveiled three new character posters today, one of which features Carl Fredricksen, the other Russell, and the last one features my very favorite character, Dug the dog!
The three posters come from SlashFilm, ComingSoon, and AICN, so click each one to see a larger version. I'm excited to feature these because, as you'll see below, it's the first real photo of Dug released publicly!
Behold -- it's Dug the dog! Let me tell you, I absolutely love this dog so frickin' much! It's very hard to explain why I love him if you haven't seen the footage, so I won't get into it yet, but he's awesome.
By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.
Pixar's Up is directed Pete Docter, one of the original Pixar members who directed Monsters, Inc previously and wrote the stories for Toy Story and Toy Story 2. The film is co-directed and written by Bob Peterson, who wrote Finding Nemo previously. Disney will debut Up in theaters everywhere on May 29th this summer. For more information on Up, head over to our first look from the New York Comic Con.