2008 has been a great year for animation, and like every single year probably since Toy Story’s release in 1995, fans of this medium look to PIXAR to see what standard the years crop of animated films will be measured up to. Fair or not, this has become common as they release one hit after another. And this year was no different with WALL•E. Having a company this ahead of the game has it’s advantages as films like Dreamwork’s Kung Fu Panda, and Disney’s Bolt push themselves further to keep up.
Looking ahead to next year’s PIXAR release Up, it looks to be another movie to potentially stand on it’s own. We have now seen a teaser trailer and an extended trailer, (stunningly released in 3D with Bolt), both available on the Up official website. Also of note, on the Up website, (when you click on the floating house), there is a short clip with the main character Carl Fredrickson, (Ed Asner), and boy scout Russell, (Jordan Nagai), that is an extended part of a scene in the trailer. It is the first clip of the movie that I have seen other than the trailers, and though short, it is definitely worth watching.