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Brand new UP poster for your eyeballs, plus some info for you guys attending WonderCon!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I've been lucky enough to see the beginning of UP in two different forms... One is a shorter form comprised almost completely of storyboards, which I saw April of 2008 and then the opening 45 minutes that played at BNAT which was mostly finished. Both times Carl's heartbreaking story got to me and I felt that UP looked to be classic Pixar. They're doing a panel at WonderCon on UP and then 250 lucky WonderCon attendees will get to see that 45 minutes we all got to see at BNAT. I'll get to those details in a minute, but first let me give you the first look at the UP bus stop poster (click to make big):

Not mind blowing in design, but I think Carl is going to be a character that sticks with us if the opening of the movie is any indication. For those, like me, attending WonderCon, here's the info on the screening. You must have a WonderCon badge to get in. The theater is the Metreon, near the Moscone Center and the presentation starts at 7:30pm, with director Pete Doctor and producer Jonas Rivera in attendance. It's first come first serve, but no line is allowed to form before 5:30pm. I will probably abstain from the screening even that I'd love to see the footage again... but I just think it'd be a dick move to take the seat from someone who hasn't seen it yet. Hope to see a lot of you in San Francisco. I leave bright and early in the mo'nin'! Speaking of, I better get my shit together! -Quint

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  • Feb. 25, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST


    by SkidMarkedUndies


  • Feb. 25, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST


    by SkidMarkedUndies

    It had to happen . . .

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Does this look good?

    by Baron Karza

    Is this the first whiff?

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Who knew...

    by muggsly

    Quint has a heart....

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    I don't know

    by FuryofthefilmFan

    A man that old simply does not have the upper body strength to hold himself up with such ease.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Carl is not a good name for a Pixar character

    by ricarleite

    It is too weird or hard to pronounce in any language except English, and Pixar films are very international - most of the text seen on Pixar films is usually translated into several languages. So, NOT a good sign. Also, topping WALL-E will be impossible, so we might be disapointed with this one.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST


    by VALENTINEproductions

    I feel like pixar has been hitting us with amazing films but sometimes in between one great film to another they throw in a some what good film. Hence in between'er. This comes after Walle and before Toy story 3. Its the in between'er until the next great pixar film. Just like Cars was.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST


    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Are you saying Carl (Karl) is an english name?

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 9:20 p.m. CST


    by kgerm

    Look at the detail on the fabric of his clothing. You can even see the pockmarks on his hands for christssakes.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST


    by Immortal_Fish

    Yabbut, what about that Marx guy?

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 9:29 p.m. CST

    That's my grandpa...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...can't wait.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST


    by enderandrew

    The trailer actually underwhelms me. When he slams the door in the kids face, I chuckle momentarily. Let's be honest. We're excited because this is Pixar. If I saw that trailer with a Dreamworks logo, I'd skip it.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    I believe my eyeballs were just fucked...

    by TheMarineBiologist

    Would you like to respond to that, Avatar?

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST

    alpha maps dude

    by ThePilgrim

    alpha maps and image overlays. Nothing new. Pixars more than the look of the character in my humble opinion. They know how to make the character a character.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    I like the Poster

    by Series7

    But come on, I don't want some old foogie hanging out on my background. I'll keep my Crazies re-make poster on which is pretty sweet and should have been given a link on here.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    This is the first pixar movie since monsters Inc that

    by greenstyle92

    I have very little interest in seeing. Monster's Inc was sort of painful, and this? just an old dude in a house full of balloons? oh fuck me.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    This looks like an ad for Viagra

    by sweeneydave

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    And here we go again ...

    by MorpheusTheSandman

    Based on a poster and name (WTF?) the Talkbackers - in their infinite wisdom - already know this one is going to disappoint ....

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Monster's Inc > Toy Story > Finding Nemo > Bugs Life

    by bullet3

    Don't get how people could dislike that movie. Its so balls out imaginative, unlike the usual talking toys/fish/ants. Here we have a completley unique vision, so many cool visual gags, and I mean comeone, that chase with the thousands of doors is one of the best bits out of all of pixar's movies.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Agree, sweeneydave.

    by mrfan

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Monsters Inc was cute, but...

    by Dingbatty

    not so unique -- "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" (which was good), and "Little Monsters" (which sucked), had a similar concept, years before.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:31 a.m. CST

    both had a similar concept, I meant to type

    by Dingbatty

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:48 a.m. CST

    watchmen panel 1130 am saturday

    by bacci40

    btw, if any of you attending the con have a little time, and dont mind even more massive crowds, get your asses over to golden gate park and the brand new academy of sciences and steinhart aquarium...truly amazing

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Whats with this "click to make big" ???

    by webbigail

    Have you forgotten how to embiggen ?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones!

    by Rameses

    take off those glasses and you've got aged Indy from Crystal Skull!!!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    In what language is "Carl" had to pronounce?

    by bah

    Welsh and Scottish, I guess:

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    had = hard

    by bah

    Hard is had to spell

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Monsters Inc

    by GetEveryone

    is close to being the best pixar, if it isnt. That, Incredibles and Nemo are the best. Only negative is that Monsters really doesnt look very good these days.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Finding Nemo > Monster's Inc. > A Bug's Life > Toy Story 1

    by SpyGuy

    Of course, if you throw THE INCREDIBLES in there, every one of the others gets pushed down a slot.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST


    by westie

    Rameses got it! And Indy wore glasses when he taught at college! It all fits! Eat that subliminal kick in your groonies, Lucas!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Grape Soda? Look at his button.

    by FilmZ0mbie


  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    He's even holding on to a whip like object

    by FilmZ0mbie

    Sure, fluid comes out of it, but the ladies still call my cock "The Whip", so my comparison is none the less accurate.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    DId he kill a black guy for his grape soda?

    by FilmZ0mbie

    and then in order to avoid prosecution put a bunch of balloons on his house like that Roman Polanski guy did?