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More "Up" Interviews Around the Web

by on June 4, 2009

Several new interviews about Disney/Pixar’s Up have hit the Internet in the wake of the movie’s successful debut weekend:

  • Up writer, co-director, and voice of Dug the dog Bob Peterson spoke briefly with the Washington Post about the movie, the creative environment at Pixar, and moving from a daily comic strip writer/artist in college to the CGI animation world at Pixar.
  • The Philadelphia Weekly interviews director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera about the messy five-year process of bringing the movie to life, the way Pixar goes about creating worlds for the screen, and the prospect of someone at Pixar doing a hand-drawn animated movie.
  • USA Today talks with John Ratzenberger, Pixar’s “lucky charm” who has contributed a performance in all 10 of Pixar’s movies, starting with Hamm the piggy bank in Toy Story all the way to a construction worker in Up. Ratzenberger discusses how he works with the denizens at Pixar (with Pixar’s Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter contributing), although he declines to reveal any plot points to Toy Story 3.

Read Toon Zone News’ review of Up here, or check our roundtable interview with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera from New York Comic Con 2009.

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