Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner), has always dreamed of being a great explorer of the world living life to it's fullest just like his idol Charles Muntz (Christopher Plummer). His wife, the love of his life, had the same ambitions and vowed to somday have their home perched high atop Paradise Falls in South America. When she passes away, Carl, now 78, is faced with Construction Foreman Tom (John Ratzenberger), telling him he has to vacate his home as he is impeding s the progress of growth in his neighborhood.
Appearing as just another irritation to Carl, a young rambunctious 8 year old Junior Wilderness Explorer named Russell (Jordan Nagai), is determined to gain his senior citizen badge by helping Carl with anything he needs. Becoming all too annoying for Carl and with his determination to fulfill his lifelong wish, he invents a way to relocate his home to South America without ever leaving it. But when he finds Russell clutching to his front porch as an uninvited stowaway, he must find the strength to keep the young boy safe.
The house touches down in the land of an abnormalities where the two meet an odd looking bird, Kevin, and mans best friend Dug (Bob Peterson), a talking dog, obsessed with squirrels. Carl and Russell's friendship grows as they meet, and must outwit, a ferocious pack of dogs, led by Alpha (Bob Peterson), and Beta (Delroy Lindo), and Gamma (Jérôme Ranft).
Nominated for 5 Oscar's - Awards Include:
2009 - Detroit Film Critics Society - Best Picture
2009 - Hollywood Foreign Press Association - Best Original Score
2010 - Academy Award Winner - Best Animated Film
2010 - Academy Award Winner - Best Original Score
Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Directors: Pete Docter
Writers: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Producer: Jonas Rivera