On this day in 2009, Disney•Pixar’s 10th feature film, Up, opened, and introduced Carl Fredricksen, a curmudgeonly former balloon salesman, to the world. At age 78, Carl finally fulfills his lifelong dream by tying thousands of balloons to his house to fly away to the wilds of South America. But when he finds himself on his great adventure with an overly-enthusiastic eight-year-old named Russell, a talking dog named Dug, and a 13-foot-tall rare flightless bird, Carl discovers that life’s true adventure can be found not in travel or great accomplishments, but in small, everyday moments with family and friends.
The film garnered five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, winning for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score. Up was only the second animated film ever to be nominated for Best Picture in the Academy’s history.
The Up (Forever®) stamp was part of the 2011 Send a Hello issuance, which also featured characters from Disney•Pixar films Cars, Ratatouille, Toy Story, and WALL•E. These fun, lovable stamps are still available for purchase!
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