The previews for "Up" then reveal that Carl puts some balloons on his house and flies away, only to discover a boy named Russell (Jordan Nagai) is an unwitting passenger. To reveal more would ruin the experience of "Up," except to say this special motion picture will make people laugh, cheer and become misty eyed.
While Ed Asner’s Carl is the grumpy anchor for "Up" and Jordan Nagai’s bewildered wilderness boy is a delight, the meld between Charles Muntz and Christopher Plummer is uncanny. The Pixar animators really captured the nuances of Plummer’s vocal performance with computer technology, making a whole character.
For all of it‘s outrageous drama, "Up" works because director Pete Docter and writer Bob Peterson take the time to logically tell an illogical story. By the film’s conclusion, one accepts the logic of talking dogs and a 78 year old man pulling a house to a Peruvian plateau. There is a spirit of good will that prevails throughout **Up** and one would be silly not to share it.