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Up Screenplay Now Available from Disney Studio Awards!

From the writer of Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. comes… Up!

For the Academy’s (and now your) reading pleasure, The Walt Disney Studios’ For Your Consideration website now includes a PDF version of the Up screenplay! Written by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, and Tom McCarthy, this 100 page script is an extremely visual representation of Pixar’s 2009 film, as far as I’ve read.

It’s really no wonder that the Pixarians responsible for this combination of dialogue and imagery have been nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. This has been a common category for Pixar to land in although the studio has never taken home that particular Oscar. In fact, Pete Docter was among those nominated when the first Toy Story was in the running.

Give the screenplay a look through, or (if you have the time) a full read by clicking on "UP" at this link. You’ll also find some selections from the Up soundtrack on the site.

Maybe your favorite moment in the film is as poetically written as it is realized on screen. Report back with your opinions.

0 Responses to Up Screenplay Now Available from Disney Studio Awards!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Why give special mention to the dialogue?

    Think of a screenplay as an iceberg, what you actually see on the page in terms of dialogue is but the slightest resulting tip of the gargantuan amount of work that’s gone into everything else.

    Sorry, just really bugs me.

    Thanks for the link though!

  2. martini833 says:

    It says “dialogue AND imagery” since it’s the screenplay and that’s what’s being judged in Best Original Screenplay, so I gave it a mention. If you’ve been reading the blog you’ll know that I appreciate all the work that goes into a Pixar film, just look at the post that follows this. This very post just happens to focus on a script — that culminates from years of developments sure — but nevertheless, it’s a script. Would you have rather I write “dialogue, monologues, scenery, and everything that was ever proposed, culminating in what we know today as Up”?

  3. Netbug009 says:



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