animated brilliance: UP


This is THE best animated feature since Wall-E. I saw Disney/Pixar's latest film Up in 3D last night and it was beyond wonderful. It really wasn't until I saw and fell in love with Nemo (of Finding Nemo), that I even paid much attention to animated features. This one even opened this years' Canne Film Festival.
Not only was the story line and script writing totally brilliant (and HILARIOUS), the characters were well developed and compelling. It goes where other animated films have not dared to go as far as it's story-telling. It made me love each character, it made me cry. I also laughed so hard watching it (as were all my friends who saw it with me). The funniest lines were delivered by the dogs. In fact, my favourite character in the film is Dug the dog. Loved him. As with many animated features there are many elements both children and adults will appreciate. I really can't say enough about Up. I would see it again. Just go see it.