(USA, 2009, 98 minutes)
About to be evicted, a grouchy widower attaches a truckload of balloons to his house and flies it towards the mythical Latin American waterfalls that he never got to visit with his wife. Marvelous animated fantasy taking after thirties Hollywood fare, with a strong debt to period serials and cartoons, though sometimes the story creaks under the weight of disparate influences not entirely assimilated.
Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film. With the voices of Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Jerome Ranft, John Ratzenberger, David Kaye, Ellie Docter, Jeremy Leary, Mickie McGowan, Danny Mann, Donald Fullilove, Jess Harnell, Josh Cooley, Pete Docter. Directed by Pete Docter; co-directed by Bob Peterson; produced by Jonas Rivera; screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, based on a story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy; music by Michael Giacchino; directors of photography (Deluxe/Technicolor), Patrick Lin, Jean-Claude Kalache; production designer, Ricky Nierva; film editor, Kevin Nolting.