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USA 2009, 96 minutes
Dir. Peter Docter, Bob Peterson
Genres: Family, Comedy, Drama / Animation

Topics: 3D-animation.

 

Aroview: Pixar are on top yet again with this inspired flight of fancy, about a widowed octogenarian (voiced by grizzly Ed Asner) and his dream of traveling to South America – even if by highly unconventional means!

Given its brilliant opening first act – a splendid flashback establishing its elderly protagonist’s life long romance with aviation, adventurism, and a beloved soul mate, and his subsequent escape in a house tied to balloons – Pixar’s latest can perhaps be faulted for deviating from its initially moving and very human story. Talking dogs aside though, the imaginative storytelling and technical wizardry on display is second to none, while in beginning to grapple with mature themes (mortality, for instance), this can be considered one of Pixar’s most emotionally satisfying works.

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  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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