Blockbuster comedy-adventure animation, ‘Up’ produced by Walt Disney will be released from December 11in Majestic cinema Colombo.
Directed by Pete Docter as his second feature-length film, ‘Up’ features the voices of Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Bob Peterson, and Jordan Nagai.
Imported to Sri Lanka by Charith Abeysinghe of Studio X Films, the film will be screened throughout the festive season.
The film centres around a grumpy old man named Carl Fredricksen and an overeager Wilderness Explorer named Russell who fly to South America in a floating house suspended from helium balloons.
Carl Fredricksen, a shy and quiet young boy, meets an energetic and outgoing tomboy named Ellie, discovering they share the same interest in exploration as their hero, the famed explorer Charles F. Muntz. Ellie expresses her desire to move her clubhouse to Paradise Falls in South America, a promise she makes Carl keep.
Carl and Ellie wed and grow old together in the old house where they first met while making a living as a toy balloon vendor and a zookeeper respectively. Unable to have children, they also try to save up for the trip to Paradise Falls, but other financial obligations arise. Just as they seem to finally be able to take their trip, Ellie passes away, leaving Carl a lonely and bitter old man with nothing to live for and missing his wife terribly. As the years pass, the city grows around Carl’s house with construction as Carl refuses to move.
After a tussle with a construction worker over Carl’s broken mailbox, the court orders Carl to move into a retirement home. Carl comes up with a scheme to keep his promise to Ellie, and uses his old professional supplies to create a makeshift airship using tens of thousands of helium balloons that lift his house off its foundations. Russell, a Wilderness Explorer trying to earn his final merit badge for “Assisting the Elderly”, has stowed away on the porch after being sent on a snipe hunt by Carl the day before.