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Disney/Pixar's "Up" to Open 2009 Cannes Film Festival

Disney/Pixar’s Up will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2009, becoming the first Disney film and the first animated film to open the renowned festival. The movie will open 2 weeks later on May 29, 2009. In response to the announcement, Chief Creative Officer for Disney and Pixar John Lasseter stated, “This is a huge step for animation, and further supports our belief that a great animated film is simply a great film.”

(For more information on Up, read the Toon Zone News NYCC 2009 report on the Up panel and screening, and our roundtable interview with director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera)

(via TZ member tb4000)

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