Up News Round-Up (10/31/09)

Academy Awards Awards Box Office Festival Interview News Pete Docter Round-Ups UP

So I just updated my review of the (amazing) Up Blu-ray — but what else is going on in the Up universe?

What Are Up’s Chances at the Oscars?: In the following interview, The Wrap’s Oscar-ologist predicts Up will be a strong contender for the coveted Best Picture nom. This isn’t a farfetched claim considering earlier this year it was announced that the category would allow 10 spots to be filled. Anyway, the full interview, titled "Pixar Movies Are Lousy … at First" is a great read so definitely check it out for tidbits on Docter’s work!

Creative Screenwriting with Docter and Peterson: The following podcast from Creative Screenwriting Magazine is an hour long conversation with the forces behind the Up crew. Pete Docter and Bob Peterson spill the beans on everything from their history to their deep involvement in the creative process at Pixar. Of course, there’s lots of Up talk too. It’s definitely worth a listen if you get the time!

Up at Ottawa Animation Festival: Our good friends over at One Movie, Five Views were lucky enough to attend the Ottawa International Animation Festival where a few Pixar presentations were shown. You can read their wrap up of the Up presentation right here. They also have an exclusive interview with Ronnie del Carmen and Peter Sohn coming soon. Very exciting!

Up Box Office Buzz: Here’s a quick update on Up’s performance at the global box-office. Pixar’s latest has been going steady in the UK and other territories with an international cumulative gross of $295 million matching the US numbers at this point! The estimated worldwide take is hovering around $588 million according to Variety!

This post reminds me of how much more we have to look forward to from Up besides the video release which is less than two weeks away! Up opens December 5th in Japan and awards season is near. Brace yourselves!

Last modified: October 31, 2009