Up (2009)

carl_bus-shelter1_for_blog_v01In which we consider how an increasingly formidable animation studio is like a certain, humble but beneficial insect, and I — inveterate cat person — confess to an irrational love for a non-existant, talking dog. Hey, whaddya want? It’s Friday.

From MIGHTY MOVIE PODCAST, a review of Disney/Pixar’s UP

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About the Author

Dan Persons

DAN PERSONS is a New York-based writer who first got bit by the Cinefantastique bug when he encountered the 1979 double issue devoted to the sci-fi classic FORBIDDEN PLANET. He contributed for many years to the magazine, first as a correspondent, then as an editor.

One Response to “ Up (2009) ”

  1. The scientific facts may be irrelevant to your metaphoric use of the myth that bumble bees defy the laws of physics, but I cannot help myself from being pedantic.

    This belief arises from a misunderstanding of how bumble bees fly. If you think of them like a fixed-wing airplane, then they seem to be aerodynamically unsound, because their wing span is too small to support their body size.

    However, bumblebee flight is actually more akin to a helicopter: their rapidly beating wings generate all the lift necessary.

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