I was just talking about the adorableness of Pixar's newest movie Up when I was lucky enough to catch a 45-minute preview screening of it at WonderCon. Now everyone can watch a full-length trailer that sheds a little more light on the premise than the earlier teaser did — or does it? We already knew the story's about a curmudgeonly little old man named Carl (voiced by Edward Asner) who rigs up his house with balloons and flies away. Now in this trailer we can catch glimpses of the jungle, talking animals, large exotic birds, and a bad guy. It all looks like a lot of fun, but still doesn't make a ton of sense. I'm OK with that, though. I want to be a little surprised when Up opens May 29!
This new preview also reveals more about Carl's accidental travel partner, Russell. I was hoping Pixar would release more footage highlighting Russell because based on what I've seen so far I think he is the funniest part of the movie. You'll see in this clip how cute his dynamic is with cranky old Carl, and I'm sure he'll earn a spot on my list of favorite Pixar characters (he's already right up there with Dory for me and I haven't even seen the whole thing!). Also, get a load of the dog's talking collar. Totally cracks me up for some reason.
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