I wasn’t so sure I was going to like the movie UP until I gave it a chance. I normally like “happy” movies and this seemed like it was going to be a downer with a widowed man getting kicked out of his home.
The joke was on me – the movie had SO much more to it and I was in heaven! I put together this movie study free pack so you could watch it as a family and create a lesson out of it – about adventure, travel and life in general.
Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama buddy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film centers on an elderly widower named Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) and an earnest boy named Russell (Jordan Nagai).
Retired balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. Unbeknownst to Carl, an overeager 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer Russell is on Carl’s front porch! The world’s most unlikely duo meet fantastic friends like Dug, a dog with a special collar that allows him to speak, and Kevin, a rare 13-foot tall flightless bird. Stuck together in the wilds of the jungle, Carl realizes that sometimes life’s biggest adventures aren’t the ones you set out looking for.
Get all the pages here for the movie study, make some treats, and have a family fun movie night! –>Up Movie Study