|5 Nominations / 2 Wins|
|Writer||Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Tom McCarthy|
|Starring||Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer|
|82nd Academy Awards|
Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and directed by Pete Docter. The film was co-directed by Bob Peterson, with music composed by Michael Giacchino. Up was released on May 29, 2009 and opened the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first animated and 3D film to do so. The film received critical acclaim, with most reviewers commending the humor and heart of the film. Up won two Academy Awards after receiving five Academy Award nominations, making it the second animated film in history to receive such a nomination.
- Best Animated Feature — Pete Docter
- Best Original Score — Michael Giacchino
- Best Original Screenplay — Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Tom McCarthy
- Best Picture — Jonas Rivera
- Best Sound Editing — Michael Silvers, Tom Myers
In summer 2009. Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life. "Up" takes audiences on a thrilling journey where the unlikely pair encounter wild terrain, unexpected villains and jungle creatures. When seeking adventure next summer -- look "Up."