WDCC UP Dug Proud Pooch
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UP Dug Proud Pooch
UP Dug Proud Pooch - Loyal Dug eagerly serves the wealthy explorer Charles F. Muntz, and wants to show he belongs with the pack. Though Dug is not muscular and sharp-witted like the other dogs, he is sweet and devoted. In order to portray Dug as an authentically pet-like pooch, the filmmakers purposely infused him with enthusiastic emotion and lovable appeal, including a furry, rotund body, a wide mouth that always looks like he is grinning and an audible stream of enthusiastic consciousness (thanks to his high-tech collar). It’s only after Dug joins up with determined Carl and loving Russell that he realizes he’s been part of the wrong pack. Joining the previously released sculpture of Carl and Russell this heartwarming Up sculpture depicts Dug’s exuberant eagerness right down to the tip of his tail.
Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and directed by Pete Docter. The film centers on an elderly widower named Carl Fredricksen (voiced by Edward Asner) and an earnest young Wilderness Explorer named Russell (Jordan Nagai). By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America and to complete a promise made to his lifelong love. The film was co-directed by Bob Peterson, with music composed by Michael Giacchino. Docter began working on the story in 2004, which was based on fantasies of escaping from life when it becomes too irritating. He and eleven other Pixar artists spent three days in Venezuela gathering research and inspiration. The designs of the characters were caricatured and stylized considerably, and animators were challenged with creating realistic cloth. The floating house is attached by a varying number between 10,000 and 20,000 balloons in the film's sequences. Up was Pixar's first film to be presented in Disney Digital 3-D. Up was released on May 29, 2009 and opened the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first animated and 3D film to do so. The film became a great financial success, accumulating over $731 million in its theatrical release. Up received critical acclaim, with most reviewers commending the humor and heart of the film. Edward Asner was praised for his portrayal of Carl, and a montage of Carl and his wife Ellie aging together was widely lauded. The film received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, making it the second animated film in history to receive such a nomination, following Beauty and the Beast (1991)