Last year gave us Disney and Pixar's hilarious, feel-good family comedy UP. The film is about a man named Carl Fredicksen, a retired balloon salesman, who is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. Without knowing, Russell, an overeager 8-year old Wildnerness Explorer who has never gone out of his backyard, is in the wrong place at the wrong time...Carl's front porch. The world's most unlikely duo reach new heights and meets fantastic friends like Dug, a dog with a special collar that allows him to speak, and Kevin, the rare 13-foot tall flightless bird. Stuck together in the wilds of the jungle, Carl realizes that sometimes life's biggest adventures aren't the ones you set out for.
It's a wonderful film full of jokes for both the little ones and the older ones. Drea and I really enjoyed the movie and to our excitement our favorite high-end collectible company has actually manufactured vinyl figures from the movie. I think our favorite is Carl. This vinyl collectible captures the 78 year-old man in approximately 7 inches tall in detailed sculpture to the animation. The figure comes with a colored background featuring movie scene and the flying house from the movie. It doesnt really come with any special features, except it allows some shoulder movement and comes with his cane complete with tennis balls. We love it, and will definitely purchase it as soon as we have some spending money.