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Behold - Three New Character Posters for Pixar's Up!

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February 26, 2009

Three New Character Posters for Pixar's Up!

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!

Up Poster - Carl FredricksenUp Poster - Russell

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.

Up Poster - Dug the Dog

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.

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  • max
    Cant wait for this. Any Pixar movie is just a must see.
  • cyn
    At first I wasn't that interested, but its growing on me... I'm curious about it. Dug IS cute-he's got that Wallace and Grommit look.
  • Fuelbot
    Wasn't that last poster the first pic of Dug released publicly? The one with Kevin poking his head out from behind the roof?
  • Yeah, love the pixar's movies
  • I love the dog. The "Oh, shit." expression on his face is priceless.
  • Richard
    I kinda hated Ratatouille so I disagree with all of you.
  • Fisherr
    I love how the movie looks and took a look at the superbowl trailer and it was cool.
  • Voice of Reason
    God, the 3rd poster made me think it was a Doogal-Crossover. If it doesnt have a car as the main character, im totally sold. (Jack Blacks Pixar joke at the oscars was def. one of the funniest jokes that night)
  • @6 That's fine. If a movie is liked by 50% of the audience, I would assume that would be enough to make it a massive blockbuster. Regarding the dog. I think this is the first time I've seen that the whole movie isn't going to be just these two.
  • Darrin
    yo the hair on the dog looks real. the animation is pretty damn good.
  • Catz2
    Awww! FINALLY! Pixar uses a DOG! DUG is adorable and is pretty well animated, can't wait to see him in action!
  • Susana
    lol the dog!
  • Conrad
    I love Pixar as next as the next movie genius, but this movie really looks like it'll turn out pretty boring. Is it just me or does anyone else think that releasing the first 45 minutes of the film to the public is a desperate move? I think because there really isn't much to sell about this movie in a trailer, they've gone ahead and shown half the movie in advance just for the heck of it to get people talking in a positive way saying "hey, I've seen Up! or at least half of it and it doesn't even come out for a few months!" Don't care about this one.
  • Eliza
    OMG i swear I AM IN LUV WITH CARL FREDRICKSEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and no im not lying dug is cute 2 though- squirrel- lol ~eliza xxx (mrs. fredricksen- even though his wife died wahhhhhhhhhhhhhh)
  • cliff
    hahaha, yay, dug! notice how dug's tail starts wagging back and forth a few seconds after he sees the squirrel and right before the colar starts talking again. the little details are awesome :)

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