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Media Round-"Up" on Pixar's Latest Feature Film

Kevin, Dug, Russell, and CarlSeveral new articles about Disney/Pixar’s Up have been published in advance of the movie’s premiere on May 29, 2009:

  • Canada.com speaks with Ed Asner, the voice of 78-year old Carl Fredricksen in the movie. Asner discusses how “it was an honour because, at my age, you aren’t likely to be cast as a lead in much of anything,” and also reflects on his career ranging from Lou Grant to a CGI cartoon character. Up director Pete Docter also discusses Asner’s performance.
  • The Houston Chronicle has a feature article about the movie, focusing on the character development of Carl Fredricksen throughout the development process and the movie itself. Docter and producer Jonas Rivera supply commentary throughout.
  • The article in the Dallas Morning News looks at the creative environment at Pixar, with Docter and Rivera discussing the days after the Disney/Pixar merger (“if you want to extend the Star Wars scenario, they ended up giving Princess Leia Darth Vader’s job”) and following the tough sell the movie had from the pitch process up to its release.

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