“Up” Characters – How Pixar Developed Them 
“Up” Characters – How Pixar Developed Them

AN old man and an 8-year-old walk into the jungle carrying a house. While that may sound like the opening line to a joke, it is actually a scene from Pixar’s latest flight of fancy, “Up.” Having tackled toys, monsters, fish, cars, superheroes, rats and robots, the creative team at the studio decided this time, for its first film in 3-D, to center a story around a grumpy septuagenarian balloon salesman named Carl Fredricksen.

Check out this great article in the NY Times this morning about the development of the characters in the latest Pixar movie about to be released: “Up”

Here is the link to the entire story:  “Up”

There’s also a fantastic page that accompanies the article where Peter Doctor the Doctor and Ricky Nierva the Production Designer talk (sketches and drawings underscored by audio recordings of these gentlemen) about various aspects of developing the animation side of the characters in “Up.” Check it out!

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