Sunday, June 21, 2009
I saw this with my 9-year-old granddaughter and 3-year-old grandson. The 9-year-old enjoyed it a lot, while the 3-year-old was rather noncommittal. Ed Asner does the voice of grumpy Carl, who floats away in his house to avoid a forced move to a senior citizens residence. Unbeknownst to him, young Wilderness Explorer Russell is on the porch of the house and joins him in the adventure. Pixar animation is great, as always. I especially enjoyed the back story of Carl's life prior to when this adventure begins.
We saw the movie in Emeryville, which is where Pixar is located. I overheard another theater goer saying she was going to watch the entire credits to see Jason's name.
My rating: ***** (out of 5)