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DVD review: UP


Release date

Disney Pixar's UP is released on DVD and Blu-ray on 15 February, rated PG.

The stars

The film is more about the story than the stars who voice the characters, so there aren't really any famous names in the cast.

One of the main characters, a young boy called Russell, is voiced by a nine-year-old called Jordan Najai.

And you might recognise the voice of Dug the dog, played by Bob Peterson, as he's voiced loads of other animations, including Ratatouille, Cars and Finding Nemo.

The Plot

As a boy, Carl Frederickson meets adventurous Ellie and the pair dream about travelling to South America in search of a lost world. But things don't go to plan, and the couple never make it on any adventures.

A still from UP

Years later when Carl is a retired balloon salesman, he decides it's better late than never to live out your dreams. So with the bulldozers literally knocking at his door to make way for new houses, Carl gets loads of balloons, ties them to his house and flies to South America.

The trouble is, just before taking flight, Carl was visited by a Wilderness Explorer (basically a Scout) called Russell, who's trying to earn his final badge for helping the elderly.

Russell accidently gets swept away with Carl and the floating house! With his unwanted travel buddy, Carl and Russell head off for the adventure of a lifetime.

Along the way, the pair meet a famous explorer Charles Muntz, who's trying to trap a rare bird and take it back to civilisation. But will Carl give up his dream to help Russell save the rare bird from being captured?

DVD Extras

There's lots of really good stuff to check out in the extras.

Dug the dog (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment)

Take a sneak peak at Dug's special mission!

As well as the usual director's commentary, loads of alternative endings and the animated short Partly Cloudy, which was played before the film in cinemas, there's a HUGE treat for Dug fans.

Dug's special mission is a brand new animated short that follows Dug on his "special mission" in the minutes before he meets Carl and Russell. And it's great!

And for anyone interested in how UP came to life, check out the Adventure Is Out There documentary. It tells the story of the film-makers' real-life journey to South America to research the look and story of the film.

Best bits

Pretty much all of it, but especially the scenes with Dug!

The scenes with Carl and Russell trying to look after Kevin the bird are really funny too. He's very mischievous and keeping him safe results in lots of silliness and gives the audience a chance to get to know the characters better.

The end of the film is very exciting with plenty of action, twists and turns to keep you glued to your seat. Look out for the scene at the end where the pack of dogs fly little planes! The animation is amazing!

Fave characters

A still from UP

It's really hard to pick just one, so we'll give you two!

Russell, the boy who travels with Carl has loads of laugh-out-loud lines. It's really easy to relate to him and he's the perfect balance to Carl's grumpiness.

Dug 'the talking' dog is fabulous too. He's really cute and says and does exactly the sort of things you'd expect your own pet pooch to... If they could talk that is!

Any weak bits?

There aren't really any, although the film does ease into the story quite slowly, so if you're expecting action all the way you could be disappointed.

Hit or miss?

No surprises if you've read the rest of the review, this is a definite HIT!

UP was one of 2009's biggest box office hits and the DVD is sure to top film charts too.

NR rating:

Five out of five

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Your Comments

"I thought it was good. I liked the part where the old men were fighting and it was funny when they found Kevin. I would give the film 10 out of 10."

Roan-Daragh, 8, County Kildare, Ireland

"I love the film UP. I love the bit when they set off on the house."

Zofia, 8, East Sussex, England

"I have seen UP and it's really lively. I like it when the boy finds the bird."

Nacera, 10, London, England

"UP is the greatest movie ever!"

Amy, 10, Manchester, England

"UP is funny because there is a flying house. I think it is five stars!!"

Emma, 6, Southampton, England

"It is weird but wonderful!"

Lydia, 8, Gloucester, England

"I think it is brilliant!"

Stephanie, 7, Belfast, N. Ireland

"This is a good film and the little boy is very funny!"

Melissa, 10, Jersey, UK

"I thought this movie was so good! I usually don't like cartoons but I loved this. It is a must see movie."

Will, 11, Herefordshire, England

"It was AMAZING! The bird was so cool! The dog that could speak was so cute. It was a really funny film. I watched it twice in one night!"

Emily, 11, Herefordshire, England

"It was really good. The dog was really funny ."

Sophie and India, 11, North Yorkshire, England

"UP was a great film. We loved it all."

Alex and Niamh, 10, East Sussex, England

"It was really good."

Hannah, 10, West Sussex, England

"I think it was a bit disappointing."

Ellie, 8, London, England

"UP was very funny. I loved the dog that could speak."

Aggi, 8, Norwich, England

"I thought that UP was really good because Mr Frederickson had loads of adventures meeting a lot of people."

Euan, 8, Ayrshire, Scotland

"What an adventure! I hope a second one comes out soon."

Lucy, 9, Suffolk, England

"I thought it was brilliant. My dad put it on his iPod and I watch it every day."

Millie, 7, Port Talbot, Wales

"It was cool because a house goes in the sky! It was good to have a speaking dog."

Izzy, 7, East Sussex, England

"I loved it, 10 out of 10!"

Corey, 10, Worcestershire, England

"UP is really funny, awesome and I really enjoyed watching it!"

Tommy, 7, Belfast, N. Ireland

"It is really funny, quite sad but I really enjoyed going to see it."

Kate, 10, Bristol, England

"I really enjoyed it. I wish I could see it again."

Robyn, 7, Dublin, Ireland

"It is extremely good."

Jeremiah, 9, London, England

"I am the biggest fan of UP."

Aoife, 8, County Antrim, N. Ireland

"I think it's good because it's funny. I would give it four stars."

James, 10, Staffordshire, England

"I haven't watched all of the film yet but what I did see was excellent. I love the old man."

Gabrielle, 11, County Durham, England

"It was very funny and a bit sad. You should see it."

Grace, 10, Buckinghamshire, England

"UP is brilliant. It was really adventurous and funny. I rate it 8/10"

Morgan, 10, Glasgow, Scotland

"I love this film. It is quite inspiring and tells us to follow our dreams."

Michelle, 12, Berkshire, England

"I LOVE UP, it is really good! At the beginning it was sad and I cried, but in the end it was a real feel good film!! The BEST film of the YEAR!!"

Alexandra, 13, Chester, England

"I did not enjoy this film. It was boring and repeated a lot of things!"

Jade, 12, Essex, England

"I think UP is brilliant, it is really funny and sad. I love how different it is to other movies. I would rate it 4.5 out of 5!"

Abby, 12, London, England

"Brilliant AND funny!"

Megan, 10, Kent, England

"I thought it was brilliant."

Alex, 12, Hampshire, England

"I think UP is really funny."

Laura, 10, Dublin, Ireland

"I liked UP because I liked the little boy."

Lowri, 7, Surrey, England

"It's so funny and amazing I couldn't stop laughing."

Milly, 10, Hertfordshire, England

"I thought UP was a good film- a movie for all ages."

Sophie, 9, London, England

"UP looks really good."

Dean, 9, West Lothian, Scotland

"I love this film! It's funny, moving and cool all at the same time. All my family loves it. France says oui (yes)."

Faye, 11, France

"The movie is funny although some parts are sad. I would give it 10/10."

Aimee, 10, Canary Islands, Spain

"UP is WICKED! The boy Russell is so funny I nearly lost my voice laughing."

Elsie, 8, Cornwall, England

"I thought it was good although I wasn't sure at first."

Sunny, 11, England

"I really enjoyed this film because it was fantastic."

Sean, 11, Dundee, Scotland

"It is the best film ever. I really enjoyed watching it. I laughed my head off."

Laura, 10, Cambridgeshire, England

"The old man looks like my granddad. This is also my favourite film and not just because he looks like my granddad."

Shelby, 11, Ipswich, England

"UP is fab!!"

Albert, 11, Essex, England

"It is fantastic!"

Evie, 8, London, England

"It was really good and very exciting but some bits were a bit sad."

Lucy, 10, Dubai, UAE

"UP is simply a masterpiece!"

Saim, 10, London, England

"It's very good and wicked but also a bit sad. I would give it 10 out of 10."

Chloe, 10, Leicestershire, England

"I think UP is a humorous film because of the boy named Russell. But I don't get how a house can fly with loads of balloons."

Preeth, 9, London, England

"When I watched UP I adored it! It is such a great film to watch. I enjoyed it very, very much!"

Millie, 10, London, England

"UP is amazing. I love the film."

Harry, 10, UK

"UP was absolutely brilliant. I would give it 5 stars. I can't say anything more because I am speechless!"

Megan, 8, Kent, England

"It was good! I rate it 9 out of 10."

Amira, 9, Birmingham, England

"It was bad."

Jade, 6, Warwickshire, England

"UP is brilliant. It's so funny. I love the talking dog."

Rebecca, 10, Essex, England

"A fantastic film and good for all the family!

Kodi, 9, Southampton, England

"UP is a very adventurous DVD. I like it because it is funny, exciting and it always has a nice background to it."

Ellie, 7, Berkshire, England

"I think UP is a fab film. It is emotional, adventurous and the graphics are awesome. I love Dug and Russell."

Hannah, 11, Leicester, England

"ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! This is a Disney classic for sure!"

Alain, 9, Derbyshire, England

"I think that it was very good, especially the bit near the end with the chase! 9.5 out of 10 from me!"

Hannah, 9, Dorset, England

"IT IS RUBBISH! No action or anything. Too sad and weird!"

Luke, 13, Newcastle, England

"It is brilliant. Seen it and want to watch it every day! It's sad, but still good."

Shannon, 11, Bolton, England

"I thought it was the best film ever! It was funny too. My favourite character is Russell. He is so, so, so, funny."

Molly, 7, Hartlepool, England

"It shows how some dreams can come true, even if you have to go UP! A good film, but not good enough for me to want to buy the DVD."

Hannah, 9, Liverpool, England

"It's cool."

Hannah, 6, Sheffield, England

"I think UP is funny. My favourite character is Dug the dog."

Darcey, 10, Cumbria, England

"It was one of the best Disney's yet."

Moly, 7, Kent, England

"I think UP is excellent. It was funny when he took off and sad when his wife died."

Sean, 11, Dundee, Scotland

"It's really funny and entertaining. It made me laugh throughout."

Matthew, 12, Penang, Malaysia

"I think UP is an extremely funny movie. I loved it. The animations are so vivid and imaginary. I loved it when the old man was in the flying house. Four stars!"

Lauren, 12, Penang, Malaysia

"I found UP boring with no real excitement. It was a bit emotional though."

Henry, 9, Kent, England

"I hate UP. It's so boring."

Katie, 8, Kent, England

"I LOVE UP! It is very imaginative and not like those movies that are really realistic and boring. Kevin and Dug are my fave characters. I also like Alpha the dog. Best movie I have ever seen!"

Robyn, 10, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

"I love the movie UP." I went to see it with my friend and my older sister and we all though it was really funny and sad too."

Rachel, 10, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I think it is 100% good. The adventures they have are amazing."

Megan, 10, Cambridgeshire, England

"I found it very funny, it made me laugh. I liked the talking dog! 4/5"

Grace, 10, Buckinghamshire, England

"I saw this movie in the cinema and thought it was very funny in places. It also has a good storyline. Hopefully, with some extras on the DVD it could be a good buy."

Emma, 14, Lincolnshire, England

"Loved the film and have watched the DVD practically everyday since I got it."

Matthew, 14, London, England

"UP had me crying with sorrow and laughter at times and always kept me at the edge of my seat. 10/10 from me."

Freya, 12, England

"It was ok but it could have been better."

Chloe, 10, Preston, England

"Amazing and funny. Totally worth it."

Aaron, 8, Manchester, England

"I think UP is a great film, I have even got it on DVD. It is very funny and made me laugh. I like the dog."

Maeve, 9, Norwich, England

"Yeah, I loved UP. The makers made a comedy and heartbreak film rolled into one which is really hard to do. Very funny and I love Dug the talking dog."

Ana, 12, England

"UP is a must see film and the 3D graphics are just amazing. As a bit of criticism it could be a bit less sad. Still, I'm going to rate this a 4.9 star film."

Matthew, 11, Manchester, England

"It left me speechless when the house was flying."

Daniel, 10, Herefordshire, England

"It was good, but didn't live up to my expectations."

Ben, 11, Herefordshire, England

"Extraordinary, amusing, amazing, adventurous and all in all, brilliant!"

Éilis, 9, Dublin, Ireland

"UP is a good film. A bit sad at times though! My favourite character is Russell. I give this film an 8 out of 10!"

Emma, 11, West Sussex, England

"WOW!!! I love this film. It is so funny. My favourite character is Dug because he is wacky, cool, friendly and kind! Russell is cool too! Carl is kind of grumpy, but I wouldn't call him mean! THANK YOU DISNEY PIXAR!"

Ellen, 10, Hereford, England

"Amazing. It has a weird storyline, but what makes this film is the characters."

Vivian, 13, Co. Armagh, N. Ireland

"I did like it, but it had a pretty strange plot! The person who thought of it must have a funny imagination."

Anna, 12, Reading, England

"It's a really good, funny DVD and I really enjoyed watching it with other members of my class."

Andrea, 7, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland


Rosie, 10, Dorchester, England

"UP is such a funny and adventurous film. The little boy is so funny and really cute and the old man is really old but funny!"

Sharelle, 12, Nottingham, England

"UP is the best film ever. It is so good but made me want to cry too. You have to see it!"

Harriet, 12, Leeds, England

"I think that UP is the best film of 2009."

James, 10, Dubai, UEA

"UP is a very heart-warming film. I like it because it is entertaining but beneath all of the fun there is a sad ending unlike most fiction films. I would rate it eight out of ten."

Rosie, 8, Birmingham, England

"This film had me laughing my head off! It is packed with humour but is also quite serious in some parts and sometimes quite sad. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to all my friends."

Jasmin, 12, London, England

"I didn't think it was good."

James, 11, Dublin, Ireland

"UP is so funny! I think it's amazing when Carl's roof opens up and all the balloons come out."

Amani, 11, Cambridge, England

"This is a great family film. It's funny and has a great storyline. The animation is brilliant and so is the book. It's a must see."

Emily, 11, Worcestershire, England

"Brilliant film. I watched it three times and didn't get bored. It was funny but wasn't so funny it was bad."

Alex, 11, Liverpool, London

"It's a good film and really funny."

Rebecca, 11, Swansea, Wales

"I like it because it's in 3D."

Shivone, 9, London, England

"I have not seen it yet but I've heard that it's great so I am excited."

Hailie, 9, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

"I really loved the film. It was very enjoyable and a bit funny."

Denize, 10, Herefordshire, England

"Really good film, although there are some parts that are sad."

Jess, 12, Devon, England

"My family and I had a great day watching UP! My sister is only four and she also enjoyed it. It's a great family movie!"

Cameron, 12, Paisley, Scotland

"I thought the film was fantastic. Russell, what a character! He is so cute and funny. Overall, a 10 out of 10 for me!"

Jack, 13, Yorkshire, England

"Everyone said it was the best film ever, but it only gets three stars from me."

George, 8, London, England

"I think it is a good film."

Ethan, 10, London, England

"I love UP."

Maia, 5, Nottingham, England

"If you want to see a good movie don't pick this one. I would recommend a more gripping film than this sob story!"

Scott, 13, Hampshire, England

"Wow! Brilliant film, although it was quite upsetting at times. I'm really shy but I couldn't stop talking about it!"

Mel, 11, Huddersfield, England

"I think it is really funny and my brother loved it too. The little boy is so funny and the dog as well. I cannot wait until Up number two comes out."

Charley-Anne, 10, Norfolk, England

"I love UP. It is my favourite film."

Orlagh, 9, Manchester, England

"I think UP is one of the coolest movies I've ever seen. My favourite character is Kevin because she likes chocolate and she is funny."

Nathan, 6, Southwick, England

"I think that UP is one of the best films ever. It's full of adventure and my favourite character is Dug because he is very funny and he is very friendly."

Georgina, 10, Southwick, England

"UP is a really good film. In fact, more than that, it's brilliant. It works on many levels and deals with several issues but most of all it looks at friendship. I love it."

Daniel, 13, Dorchester, England

"I love UP. I only bought it last weekend but I've already watched it three times! It is so funny! You can't stop watching!"

Alex, 11, Surrey, England

"It's the best film ever!"

Louise, 9, Lancashire, England

"UP is really good movie. I think everyone should watch it. It's brilliant."

Emma, 11, Devon, England

"I like UP very much."

Zayn, 11, Birmingham, England

"This is my favourite film. I went to see it at the cinema as soon as it came out. It is so funny. I love it."

Marianna, 11, Swindon, England

"I really enjoy watching UP. It makes you really excited. I like the talking dog best. It's cool."

Kelsie, 10, Wolverhampton, England

"This is the best film I have ever seen. I went to see it at the cinema and all of my family loved it. It should win every award possible. Go UP!"

Katherine, 11, Arizona, USA

"I like the film because all the characters were funny."

Tom, 8, Middlesex, England

"I think it was really good and funny as well. I would go and see it again if I had the chance."

Lauren, 7, Leicestershire, England

"It is scary and sad at some points, but all in all a very heart-warming story."

Finian, 9, Surrey, England

"Not too bad."

Catriona, 6, Edinburgh, Scotland

"It is boring."

Libby, 6, Oxfordshire, England

"I think UP is really funny. I bought it on DVD"

Jasmine, 9, Herefordshire, England

"One of the best films I've seen in a long time!"

Scarlet, 8, Cornwall, England

"It was really sad but ridiculously funny."

Savannah, 11, Los Angeles, USA

"I love UP. It is a really funny film but sad at the beginning!"

Lara, 10, London, England

"UP is great. After I saw it my friends couldn't get me to shut up about it and I'm usually really quiet!"

Louise, 13, Surry, England

"It is a brilliant movie and I would recommend it to anyone."

Lauren, 11, Reading, England

"It's really good but also a bit upsetting."

Georgina, 11, Wakefield, England

"UP is an outstanding movie. The beginning is very moving. The funniest character must be Russell."

Lily, 10, London, England

"This movie is brilliant."

Mia, 7, Stockport, England

"UP is the best movie I've seen in a while. It is great fun for the whole family!"

Grace, 13, Flintshire, Wales

"This is the best film I have ever seen in my whole life and I just love it!"

Sanna, 10, West Yorkshire, England

"I love UP. It's a really great movie, packed with lots of laughs but it's also sad in places."

Holly, 11, London, England

"I thought UP was amazing."

Emma, 11, Bradford, England

"I thought UP was so sad in parts, though it's also a brilliant movie!"

Maeve, 11, County Kildare, Ireland

"This is the best movie ever!"

Sam, 10, Woking, England

"This film is awesome!"

Thomas, 12, Basingstoke, England


Ben, 10, Belfast, N. Ireland

"I didn't know what it was until my grandma gave it me to watch! It is so cool, the best thing in the world! If you haven't seen it, you have to buy it!"

Naomi, 10, Derbyshire, England

"I love UP. My favourite bit is when Snipe, the talking dog and Russell and Carl are walking through the desert."

Madi, 10, Gloucestershire, England

"I love UP, it's a great film, but if you don't like really sad films then you shouldn't watch it."

Harry, 9, Kent, England

"I love UP. It is really funny."

Amy, 7, Hertfordshire, England

"It's filled with really great, out of this world experiences!"

Saim, 10, London, England

"UP is so cool. I like Dug and Russell."

Daisy, 8, Aberdeen, Scotland

"UP is a brilliant film. It is very funny and I laughed a lot."

Zoe, 6, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

"Absolutely brilliant. My brother said it was one of the best movies he had ever seen."

Andrew, 10, Newbury, England

"It is the most ACE film ever! I love Russell!"

Joe, 12, London, England

"I think UP is awesome and it's completely funny."

Peter, 12, Blackpool, England

"It is the best film I have ever seen."

Sophie, 9, Portugal

"This film is amazing!"

Natalie, 11, Lancashire, England

"UP is a very good film. It's quite long but it has some comedy in it!"

Olivia, 10, Suffolk, England

"Up is the most brilliant, fantastic, amazing animation film ever!"

Sophie, 13, West Midlands, England

"This Pixar film is sublime and one of their best yet. It never fails to make me laugh!"

Preston, 12, Bolton, England

"It's a really good film. I saw it at the cinema and got it on DVD today! Some parts get really sad, but the storyline doesn't let you down. I recommend it to anybody who loves Pixar films just like me! 11 out of 10!!"

Louisa, 12, Herefordshire, England

"I thought this film was one of Pixar's best! This is a brilliant Saturday night movie for all the family. Five out of five."

Michael, 12, Londonderry, N. Ireland

"UP was the best film of 2009. It's awesome. Loads and loads of funny bits."

Ben, 9, London, England

"I love this film. Russell is amazing and his voice is really funny!"

Bonnie, 11, Isle of Wight, England

"I think that UP is a really good film because it has lots of laughs and a happy ending."

Louise, 9, Lancashire, England

"It's the best film ever! It really made me laugh!"

Alice, 8, London, England

"UP is the best animation!"

Maisie, 11, Scotland

"The film was very imaginative, UP made me think about adventure."

Kieran, 10, Leeds, England

"UP is amazing! It has moments which make you fall off your chair laughing."

Georgie, 13, Kent, England

"UP is amazing! I think it's one of the best films ever!"

George, 10, Cheshire, England

"It was very good. The little boy and the dog were very funny."

Megan, 8, Essex, England

"UP is a really fantastic movie!"

Lilian, 12, Oxford, England

"I really enjoyed the film. It's a great one for the whole family to watch together!"

Thomas, 13, Norfolk, England

"UP is a cool film!"

Jake, 10, Cheshire, England

"It's so funny. The funniest character is Russell. UP is great!"

Jazmin, 11, London, England

"It's great, a little bit predictable, but still good."

Sarah, 9, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"Up is amazing! Dug and Russell are hilarious and Carl is a really good character. Up is perfect for all the family. 10/10!"

Patrick, 11, Glasgow, Scotland