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Up (2009 film)

2009 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film
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Up is a 2009 film about an old man named Carl Fredricksen and a young wilderness explorer named Russell who fly to South America in a floating house suspended from helium balloons in order to fulfill a promise to Carl's late wife.

Directed by Pete Docter, co-directed by Bob Peterson. Written by Bob Peterson and Pete Docter.


Carl FredricksenEdit

  • [After fantasizing about a way to get Russell out of his house] Well, that's not going to work.
  • [to Dug] I don't want you here! [to Kevin] And I don't want you here! [to Russell] I'm stuck with you!
  • [to Kevin] I see you back there!
  • Oh Ellie, what have I gotten myself into...?
  • [after Russell fails to climb up to the house using the hose] What, that's it?! I came all this way... [Echoing] ...JUST TO GET STUCK AT THE WRONG END OF THIS ROCK PILE?!


  • Adventure is out there!
  • You and me... we're in a club now.
  • You know him. Charles Muntz, EXPLORER.
  • You know, South America. It's like America, but South!
  • I ripped this right out of a library book!
  • Cross your heart. Do it!
  • Swear you'll take us there. Cross your heart! Cross it! Cross your heart!
  • Good. You promised. No backing out!
  • You don't talk very much... I like you!


  • Good afternoon. My name is Russell.
  • Are you in need of any assistance today, sir?
  • I could help you cross the street?
  • I steered us with my wilderness explorer GPS. Boop, beep, beep, beep, boop. With this baby, we'll never be lost! [He accidentally throws the GPS out the window] Oops.
  • I know this may seem boring, but I think the boring stuff is what I remember the most.
  • The wilderness must be explored! CAW-CAW, ROAR!

Charles F. MuntzEdit

  • [repeated line] Adventure is out there!
  • [to Carl] You came here in that? In a house? A floating house? [laughs] That is the darnedest thing I've ever seen. You're not after my bird, are you? But if you need to borrow a cup of sugar, I'd happy to oblige.
  • You know, Carl, these people, who pass through here, they come up with pretty good stories. A surveyor making a map. A botanist cataloging plants. An old man taking his house to Paradise Falls. I mean, that is the best one yet. I can't wait to hear how it ends.
  • [last words] ENOUGH! I'm taking that bird back with me... ALIVE, or DEAD!
  • Does anyone know... WHERE THEY ARE?!
  • Get away from my bird!


  • My name is Dug. I have just met you and I love you!
  • My master made me this collar. He is a good and smart master and he made me this collar so that I may talk - SQUIRREL! [pause] My master is good and smart.
  • [To Kevin, the "snipe"] Be my prisoner? Oh, please, oh, please, be my prisoner?
  • I know a joke! A squirrel walks up to a tree and says, "I forgot to store acorns for the winter and now I am dead." [laughs] It's funny because the squirrel gets dead.
  • I was hiding under your porch because I love you.
  • [in Dug's Special Mission short] I will stay in the hole. I will stay in the hole. I will stay... in... the hole? Now I am going down the hole! It is dark in the hole.


[First lines in the movie]
Newsreel Announcer: Movietown News presents, "Spotlight on Adventure." What you are now witnessing is footage never before seen by civilized humanity: a lost world in South America. Lurking in the shadow of majestic Paradise Falls, it sports plants and animals undiscovered by science. Who would dare set foot on this inhospitable summit? Why, our subject today, Charles Muntz!

Newsreel Announcer: But what's this? Scientists cry foul! The national explorer society accuses Muntz of fabricating the skeleton.
Young Carl: No!

Russell: Good afternoon. My name is Russell. And I am a Wilderness Explorer in Tribe 54, Sweat Lodge 12. Are you in need of any assistance today, sir?
Carl: No.
Russell: I could help you cross the street.
Carl: No.
Russell: I could help you cross your yard.
Carl: No.
Russell: I could help you cross your porch.
Carl: No.
Russel: Well, I gotta help you cross something.
Carl: Uh... no I'm doing fine.

Russell: Hi, Mr. Fredricksen! It's me, Russell.
Carl: What're you doing up here, kid?
Russell: I found the snipe, and I followed it under your porch, but this snipe had a long tail and looked more like a large mouse.

Carl: Let's play a game. It's called "See Who Can Be Quiet The Longest."
Russell: Cool! My mom loves that game!

Russell: Speak.
Dug: Hi, there!
[Carl and Russell both gasp and tense up]
Carl: [spooked] Did that dog just say "Hi, there"?
Dug: Oh, yes!
Carl: Aah!

[The dogs are searching in the forest for Kevin]
Gamma: Hang on, I-I picked up the bird's scent!
Beta: Wait a minute, what's this? [He sniffs the ground] Chocolate, I smell chocolate!
Gamma: I'm getting prunes and denture cream! Who are they?
Beta: Oh, man, Master will not be pleased. We better tell him someone took the bird. Right, Alpha?
Alpha: [In a squeaky voice] No. Soon enough the bird will be ours yet again. Find the scent, my compadres, and you too shall have much rewarding from Master for the toil factor you wage.
Beta: [Trying his best not to laugh] Hey Alpha, I think there's something wrong with your collar. You must have bumped it.
Gamma: [not trying to hide his laughter at all] Yeah! Your voice sounds funny!
[They both laugh]
Alpha: Beta! Gamma!
[They both stop laughing]
Alpha: Mayhaps you desire to– Squirrel! [All of them turn their attention to a nearby tree; slight pause, Gamma whimpers] Mayhaps you desire to challenge the ranking that I have been assigned by my strength and cunning.
Beta: No, no, no. But maybe Dug would. You might wanna ask him.
Gamma: Yeah. I wonder if he's found the bird on his 'very special mission'.
Alpha: Do not mention Dug to me at this time. His fool's errand will keep him most occupied. Most occupied, indeed. Ha ha ha! Do you not agree with that which I am saying to you now?
Beta: Sure, but the second Master finds out you sent Dug out by himself, none of us will get a treat. [he and Gamma whine]
Alpha: [Lunges and growls at them] You are wise, my trusted lieutenant. [presses a button on Beta's collar with his nose and barks] This is Alpha calling Dug. Come in, Dug.
Dug: [whispering] Hi, Alpha. Hey, your voice sounds funny.
Alpha: [growls] I know! I Know! Have you seen the bird?!
Dug: Yes! The bird is my prisoner!
Gamma: Yeah, right! [screen shows Kevin]
Alpha: Impossible! Where are you?!
Dug: Come tomorrow, I will have the bird, and then you will like me. Oh! Gotta go!
Russel: Hey, Dug. Who are you talking to? [screen turns off]
[The dogs start barking loudly]
Alpha: No, wait! Wait!
Beta: What's Dug doing?!
Gamma: Why's he with that small mailman?!
Beta: Where are they?!
Alpha: [pushes a button that shows where Dug is on the map] There he is! Come on! [They follow to where Dug is]

Russell: Tents are hard.
Carl: Wait, aren't you super wilderness guy... with the GPMs and the badges?
Russell: Yeah, but.... C-Can I tell you a secret?
Carl: No.
Russell: Alright. Here goes. [quickly] I've never actually built a tent before. There, I said it! Phew.
Carl: You've been camping before, haven't you?
Russell: Well... never outside.
Carl: Well, why don't you ask your dad to help build you a tent?
Russell: Ah, I don't think he wants to talk about this stuff.
Carl: Why don't you try him sometime? Maybe he'll surprise ya.
Russell: Well, he's away a lot. I don't see him much.
Carl: He's gotta be home sometime!
Russell: Well, I call often… but... Phyllis told me I bug him too much.
Carl: Phyllis? You call your own mother by her first name?
Russell: Phyllis isn't my mom.
Carl: Oh...

Carl: [Hears a knock on his door en route to rescue Russell] Russell? [Opens the door to find Dug] Dug!
Dug: I was hiding under your porch because I love you. Can I stay?
Carl: Can you stay? Well, you're my dog, aren't you? And I'm your master!
Dug: [happily] You are my master? [Jumps on Carl in joy] Oh, boy, oh, boy!
Carl: Good boy, Dug! You're a good boy!

Pete Docter on Up (2009 film)Edit

The idea came from the idea of escaping the world, actually. For me, there’s definitely days where I feel like I’ve been overwhelmed by people, and I need to get away. So Bob Peterson, who is the lead writer and co-director, he and I were just sitting in a room thinking of ideas. And we were experimenting with this visual idea of a guy in floating house, and it just seemed really intriguing.[1]



  1. . Pete Docter - Interview (2009-05-28).

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