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'UP' Cannes Film Festival Announcement

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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT QUOTES

Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, said, “It’s a great honor for The Walt Disney Studios, and our incredibly talented cast members at Pixar Animation Studios, to have ‘UP’ selected as the first animated feature to ever open the Cannes Film Festival.  Adding to this historic milestone, ‘UP’ is also the first digital 3D film, and the first Disney film selected for the coveted opening night slot at Cannes.  We are so proud of this terrific movie, and can’t wait to share it with the filmmaking community and festival-goers on Wednesday, May 13, and the rest of the world starting on May 29th."
'UP'
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT QUOTES

Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, said, “It’s a great honor for The Walt Disney Studios, and our incredibly talented cast members at Pixar Animation Studios, to have ‘UP’ selected as the first animated feature to ever open the Cannes Film Festival.  Adding to this historic milestone, ‘UP’ is also the first digital 3D film, and the first Disney film selected for the coveted opening night slot at Cannes.  We are so proud of this terrific movie, and can’t wait to share it with the filmmaking community and festival-goers on Wednesday, May 13, and the rest of the world starting on May 29th."
John Lasseter, chief creative officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, added, “We are absolutely thrilled that the Cannes Film Festival has chosen ‘UP’ to be its prestigious opening night offering.  This is a huge step for animation, and further supports our belief that a great animated film is simply a great film.  Pete Docter, the director of 'UP,' and the amazing team of artists, animators, technicians, and storytellers at Pixar have worked so hard to create a great motion picture that is impressively fresh, funny, and powerfully emotional.”

UP  (In Disney Digital 3-D(tm))

DISNEY*PIXAR

Disney.com/UP

Genre: Animation/Adventure

Rating: TBD

Release Date: May 29, 2009

Voice Talent: Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger, Delroy Lindo, Jordan Nagai

Director: Pete Docter

Co-Director: Bob Peterson

Producer: Jonas Rivera

Composer: Michael Giacchino

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. From the Academy Award(r)-nominated director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.”), Disney*Pixar’s UP invites you on a hilarious journey into a lost world, with the least likely duo on Earth. UP will be presented in Disney Digital 3-D* in select theaters.

Notes:

*         UP is the 10th film from Disney*Pixar, which has gone nine for nine with an unprecedented streak of hugely successful films comprising “WALL-E,” “Ratatouille,” “Cars,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Toy Story,” “Toy Story 2” and “A Bug’s Life.”  Pixar now has nine of the 25 top grossing animated films of all time domestically, and all nine have been No. 1 at the box office on their opening weekends of wide release.

*          Director Pete Docter is a creative powerhouse who made his directorial debut with Disney*Pixar‘s smash hit “Monsters, Inc.” which was nominated for an Academy Award(r) for Best Animated Feature Film. Along with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, Docter developed the story and characters for “Toy Story,” Disney*Pixar‘s first full length animated feature film, for which he also served as supervising animator.  He served as a storyboard artist on “A Bug’s Life” and wrote the initial story treatment for “Toy Story 2.”  As one of Pixar Animation Studios’ key creative contributors, Docter garnered an Academy Award* nomination for his original story credit on Disney*Pixar’s Golden Globe* winner and Oscar* nominee, “WALL*E.”

*         John Ratzenberger is tapped yet again to lend his voice to this film.  Ratzenberger is the only actor to voice a character in all 10 Disney*Pixar films.

*         UP is the first Disney*Pixar film in 3-D.

*         Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino has received numerous accolades for his work on previous Disney*Pixar films “Ratatouille” (Grammy(r) Award winner, Best Score Album Soundtrack; Annie Award winner, Best Music in an Animated Feature Production; Oscar(r) nomination, Best Original Score) and “The Incredibles” (Annie Award winner, Best Music in an Animated Feature Production; Grammy nomination, Best Score Album Soundtrack).  He also was the musical director for the Oscars(r) this year.

From Disney*Pixar comes UP, an animated comedy adventure in which 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen fulfills his dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America, only to discover that he has brought with him his biggest nightmare, an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer stowaway.

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