I have an embarrassing confession to make: I have never watched a Pixar movie from start to finish. The closest I ever came was 1999's A Bug's Life, but I've been told often enough that Life was hardly the best of the bunch. Maybe I'll have better luck with their latest (following WALL-E), Up! The first image released seems to be concept art that is reportedly on display at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Luckily, some intrepid tourist snapped some pics and we can get our first look up above; you can also sneak a larger version of the photo here.
The film will mark Pixar's 10th animated feature film, and the story has been compared to a re-telling of Don Quixote. It centers on a man in his late 70's who joins up with a befuddled park ranger for some sort of adventure. The official description from Pixar describes our hero as the kind of guy who 'travels the globe, fights beasts and villains, and eats dinner at 3:30 in the afternoon' -- aww, I'm sold on the cuteness already. But then again, I guess I'm not the best judge when it comes to Pixar.
Pete Docter is already set to direct the "coming-of-old-age story", but so far there is no word on a cast. Docter is a long-time Pixar collaborator; he helped write the scripts for both Toy Story films, as well as directing Monsters, Inc. in 2001. But I wouldn't worry, judging by some of the big names that previous Pixar flicks have been able to get, I don't think Docter will have much trouble getting some solid voice talent. Up! is scheduled for release on June 12th, 2009.
[via Coming Soon]