First Look: Pixar's Up Rendered

April 9, 2008
Source: Upcoming Pixar

Pixar's Up

Last January we brought you a concept art photo from Pixar's summer 2009 movie Up. It wasn't much, but like the statue of Wall-E we had in January of 2007, it's the only thing we have until the teaser trailer shows in front of Wall-E. In connection with the Disney and Pixar press conference held yesterday announcing their entire line-up, a fully rendered version of that exact scene from the concept art photo has appeared - and it looks much better. Again, it's not much, but it's a start!

Thanks to our friends at Upcoming Pixar for finding this photo originally. The first teaser trailer for Up will play in front of Wall-E this summer.

Pixar's Up

From the Academy Award-nominated team of director Pete Docter ("Monsters, Inc.") and co-director Bob Peterson comes "Up," a comedic adventure taking off (and lifting spirits) in summer 2009. Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life. "Up" takes audiences on a thrilling journey where the unlikely pair encounter wild terrain, unexpected villains and jungle creatures. When seeking adventure next summer — look "Up."

Up is co-directed by Pixar regulars Pete Docter, who directed 2001's Monsters Inc, and Bob Peterson. The screenplay for the film was also written by Bob Peterson, who wrote 2003's Finding Nemo. Up will float its way into theaters on May 29th, 2009.

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I'm really into this idea, but for a teaser this image seems pretty far from finished to me. The sky's missing so much detail. Granted, I know it's the kind of thing that'll be refined over and over and over, but I feel like if it's the first thing we're seeing, a bit more time should have been spent on it.

Ian Kazimer on Apr 9, 2008


ya know this is really looking good. I'm actually looking forward to this. It sounds to me like a more mature pixar film, however it may turn out otherwise.

ramez on Apr 10, 2008


thats a big difference between to two and im really looking forward to this movie, everything Pixar makes is excellent.

Curtis on Apr 10, 2008


I just wish we could know a bit more about it!

Paige on Jun 24, 2008


There is apparently a golden retriever character who talks through some kind of voice-box collar.

serotonin on Jul 17, 2008


hes a cranky old neighbor whos dad went flying one day and never came back, his mom would tell him stories that his dad lives in the sky now, so he's trying to look for him?

Vic Odin on Jul 31, 2008

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