I've yet to meet a Pixar movie that I haven't loved, and I think it's safe to say that Up, which hits theaters in May 2009, will be one of those animated films that I'll go see in the theaters even without kids. Until now, all I'd seen of Up was a glimpse of a house floating off the ground with the help of a humongous bunch of balloons, but now a new teaser trailer is out, and it gives me a much better sense of what Up is all about.
The teaser introduces us to Carl Fredricksen, the adorably surly 78-year-old protagonist of the story. We meet him as his house breaks free of his moorings and takes to the air, all alone . . . except for an 8-year-old named Russell who's somehow taken refuge on his porch. According to the official plot description, "the unlikely pair encounter wild terrain, unexpected villains, and jungle creatures." Jungle creatures?
Needless to say, I'll be keeping my eye on Up between now and May 29. To watch the teaser, just read more.