Check This Out: Concept Art Sketches of Carl from Pixar's Up

April 23, 2009
Source: SlashFilm

Concept Art Sketches of Carl from Pixar's Up

Fellow Pixar fanboy Peter of SlashFilm came across some wonderful concept art sketches on display at an exhibit at Walt Disney Studios (via IMDb). As we already know, Pixar's latest film Up is about a grumpy old man named Carl who floats down to South America in his house. There's a great sequence at the beginning of the film that follows Carl from when he is a kid until he becomes the grumpy old man, and you get to see him throughout all ages of his life. For those who haven't seen that sequence, this is your chance to see what Carl looks like over the years. Beyond that, these are just incredible sketches and amazing to see anyway.

Sketches of Carl from Pixar's Up

Sketches of Carl from Pixar's Up

Sketches of Carl from Pixar's Up

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 also wrote Finding Nemo. Disney will debut Up in theaters everywhere on May 29th this summer.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments


I like this.

sumonesumtime on Apr 23, 2009


Happy for so many years, then... defeated?

Tom Brazelton on Apr 23, 2009


I wonder if Carl and the kid are related? The younger drawings look like the wilderness adventurer or whatever he is...

TomV on Apr 23, 2009


awesome post

Jont on Apr 23, 2009


#3 the kid is asian...

money B on Apr 23, 2009


#2 The "defeated" is important to the plot. If one felt Pixar had risked enough by trying a "mime" movie in WALL-E... Believe you me, they are going to shock you with UP.

SS on Apr 23, 2009


#5 I don't think so

Tom V on Apr 23, 2009


#7, yes the kid is asian

Al on Apr 23, 2009


so sad in the end 🙁 #6 i was not impressed by wall-e (except visually)

Galethog on Apr 24, 2009



Catz2 on Apr 24, 2009


#9 I did refer to WALL-E as a risk. 😉 It didn't work for everyone. Both #9 and #2's insight actually weigh in on some of the elements surrounding UP. Visually UP is less of a risk compared to WALL-E, but there are themes that will challenge the concept of a children's film. So the risk is of a different kind. P.S.: The comments above (including mine) make me think of a room with Cylons talking to each other. 😛

SS on Apr 24, 2009

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