The Teaser for Pixar’s new film Up is now online.
Not much is known about the film. However, a recent newspaper article described it as “a comedy about a cranky, cane-wielding 78-year-old who transports his home to exotic locales by attaching hundreds of helium-filled balloons”.
[EDIT: The tech blog Gizmodo offers this description:
The hero of the film is a 78-year-old man named Carl Fredricksen, who walks around hunched over with a tripod cane. When he was a kid he met a girl named Ellie, who grew up in small midwestern town. The two fell in love and eventually got married. Her dream was always to explore the world and visit paradise falls, but as usually happens, life got in the way. They were never able to make good on their promise, and Ellie eventually passed away. Now Carl is a widower living alone in his small home. Developers are threatening to move him into an old folks home.]
I really like the look of the house and design of the old man. Everything has a light, fun feel to it as opposed to the hyper-realism of Ratatouille and Wall-E. Of course you can’t tell too much from such a short teaser, but I get the feeling the story might take place in a more cartoonish alternate reality.
Up will float into theaters May 29.