Must Watch: Short Clip from Pixar's Up!

December 15, 2008

Must Watch: Short Clip from Pixar's Up!

Disney has quietly debuted a short clip from Pixar's Up that would've gone unnoticed if it weren't for our pals at Upcoming Pixar. We've seen part of this scene in the trailer before, but this time we get to watch the actual interactions between the grumpy old Carl Fredricksen and the young adventurer Russell a little more closely. This clip comes from Disney's official website for Up, where you can watch it even bigger if you click on the floating house on the page. I've said it before and I'll say it again - Up looks like yet another brilliant addition to the Pixar family. Check out the short clip below and let us know what you think of it!

Watch the short clip for Pixar's Up:

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From Disney-Pixar comes Up, a comedy adventure about 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell.

Pixar's Up is directed Pete Docter, who also directed Monsters, Inc previously in addition to writing 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 is planning to debut up in theaters everywhere on May 29th, 2009 next summer. For more information on Up, head over to our first look at the characters and the story.

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Love the wind effects on young guy's clothes.

FlaWiio on Dec 15, 2008


Snipe hunting! Ah good times, good times...

boris van der ree on Dec 15, 2008


#1 Freakin' creep.

Jackmanson on Dec 15, 2008


Ha! Russell is hilairious! I want to see it more every time I see another clip from it! Thanks for putting this Al! 😉

Catz2 on Dec 15, 2008


jajajajajaj, the two characters are lovely, pixar is the king!!

paulina on Dec 15, 2008


you can see some animation errors on the kids bow thing before his scarf flies away the bow merges with his sash thing i know its minor but im majoring in this field so i just happened to notice it

f dragonball on Dec 15, 2008


@ #6 Uh, no it doesn't. And because you say you're majoring in animation, that qualifies you a pro, if not above Pixar status? Right.

Ion on Dec 15, 2008


yeah, have no idea what 6 is talking about

scm1000 on Dec 15, 2008


@#6 Actually, after watching it over and over and over again, he's does merge with his sash thing. It's a stupid friggen detail that I dont think any normal person would pick up on but if you watch it a bunch of times, the right side (the boys right, our left) of the bow he has merges into his sash IMMEDIATELY before the scarf thing flies away.

k1declips3 on Dec 15, 2008


scratch that...**before his flag flies away lol

k1declips3 on Dec 15, 2008


ah, i see it too. but boy did that take me a while. its at timestop 00:19-00:21 nitpickers. all of ya. but kudos to you for finding it. pixar still rocks though.

dave13 on Dec 15, 2008


Pixar are over rated. Amusing but over rated.

Crapola on Dec 15, 2008


please let me in , no. lmao

Darrin on Dec 15, 2008


#12 - no

Allen Sharpe on Dec 15, 2008


ok, so not to belabor this point, but after watching it about ten times and stopping every second from 00:15-00:22, I still can't make out what they're talking about. He has a pole with a flag on it, a scarf around his neck, a sleeve, and some frills hanging down, but I have no idea what they mean by bow thing and sash thing. I'd like to know, but in the end if it's this hard to see this long before the movie opens, who the heck cares?

scm1000 on Dec 15, 2008


if you pause at 00:11 and look at the bottom middle part of the screen. you can see that the pointy end part of the orange scarf goes into the green badge sash. but yeah...its just meh....

Chris on Dec 15, 2008


Just because Pixar makes it better than any other company out there, doesn't make em over rated you nit wit. Pixar gets everything right the first time, story, audio, graphics, etc.

nem on Dec 15, 2008


they obviously don't get the graphics right the first time if they missed the scarf clipping through the sash. But they probably didn't actually animate that by hand either. There's still a LOT of time to tweak the animation and I highly doubt this is a final render. More like a clip they can release that is more or less done. The way Pixar works, they have everything staged out. Every scene goes through so many stages that a lot of the early stuff that's put out there as clips and in the trailers are things that aren't final. The lighting can change, the simulations can change, etc. The clipping issue is probably due to this scene going through a quick wind simulation with basic physics, but having that many physics based soft bodies all colliding with each other would take forever to calculate, so I imaging they just do it calculating only the collisions on the character and scene meshes and not each other. Then they probably go back and tweak that to make sure things aren't clipping each other. This tweaking phase probably hasn't happened yet on this shot or that particular part of the shot, so it clipped. I'm sure the people at pixar know it's there. You don't agonize over every frame of an animation and miss something that huge. The ratatouille teasers had some clipping issues as well. Not many people noticed those either. I think 99.9% of people would never notice something like that, which is probably why they would let something like that slip through in a teaser or a clip like this.

Squiggly on Dec 16, 2008


#15/#18: Whether or not Pixar make cleaner 'better' animations doesn't matter, I think by the time the films are made they are so polished and flat that they become a bit boring. the best stuff I've seen from Pixar was the development work, storyboards and sketches, those had a little life in them. I don't hate them or anything, I just think other animators are doing more interesting work, but without the giant budgets and scale of operation. Maybe it's because I'm not 10 years old anymore.

Crapola on Dec 16, 2008


# 19, Yeah.. Not many ppl noticed that.. Bcos Its not what you think.. The scarf is not going thru.. It is actually placed under the collar.. May be you might have to double check before you critisize about it.. I don;t aggree with your hand animation either.. He is flying with the house.. I don't think they would want him to do any action with the hands in this particular scene.. This make sense.. And this looks final render to me.. May be we will get to see all the details in the big screen..

Suresh on Dec 16, 2008


#6 (and everyone else) - I sent a screencap of the animation issue over to my animator friend at Pixar. He said he'll forward it on to the right people... I'm sure it'll be fixed by the time it comes out on May 29th. 🙂

Alex Billington on Dec 16, 2008


Odd that someone caught that tiny detail but missed the fact that it looks like the shirt on his right hand side clips the book bag strap. Compare the one on his left that looks like a normal book bag strap to the incomplete one on his right.

justin Paluch on Dec 16, 2008


#16 and others that can't see it - you don't have what it takes to work at a top shop so hope you aren't trying. #6 good eye. all the "nitpickers" commentors. Yes, a mistake or two like this in a feature film will never be seen. But if you let finaling errors like this go, they'll add up, and you'll have a bad looking movie. its important to be a perfectionist to make a cg film as high a caliber as pixar does. now, trailers are _always_ rush jobs, and often use non finaled shots, so mistakes like this are no big deal. bet you a million dollars they fix it for reel lock.

foobar on Dec 17, 2008


That really is cute.

tzarinna on Dec 17, 2008


# 19, I aggree with the scarf going thru.. its going thru from the side camera angle.. It does look like the preliminary test.. I really hope they won't make these sort of mistakes in the big screen.. apart from all these... I really liked the scene.. its cute.. and the characters r very well done.. will surely check it in the big screen..

Suresh on Dec 17, 2008


I didnt mean to cause this much of a comotion over a little thing lol, but thats cool alex that you let them know. Im purposely going to watch this in theaters and see if that part is fixed its not i dont really care to much about mistakes now but i wanna see the movie anyways i hope its good i mean it look pretty funny so fingers crossed

f dragonball on Dec 18, 2008


How lovely Russell is!Carl Fredricksen is sophisticated and busy all his life who is tied to his lifelong dream. I have seen the clip which has come to my mind a lot.Something important should be learn from the two main characters.

Daniel on Jun 10, 2009


How funny the film!But something meaningful can be learned from the movie.I like Russell.

Cindy Davison on Jul 3, 2009


@Crapola, you're an idiot. Pixar is not overrated, in fact, they are completely underrated. All of their movies f**king RULE! You want to see overrated? Watch a DreamWorks animated movie.

Pixarrules! on Oct 3, 2009

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