Devin Faraci over at CHUD saw 45 minutes of Pixar’s “Up” this past weekend at Butt-Numb-a-Thon and he says it could already be one of the best films of 2009. If it doesn’t live up to that hype, I’m personally blaming him. Still, judging by this new 30 seconds of footage, you know that the Pixar magic is at work once more. If you can’t spare half a minute to check out the clip below, not only do I feel sorry for you, but you’re gonna miss a pretty funny joke that signals why you should mark May 29th, 2009 on your calendar.
For those just tuning in, here’s a brief synopsis:
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-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.