I'm totally down with Up. Looks to be a light-hearted movie experience that will lift your spirits and spur your sense of adventure at the same time. Part of what makes the film sound engaging is it's unexpected, non-steriotypical heroes ..a crusty 79-year-old senior citizen and arather portly 8-year-old scout.
YouTube - Up- Disney/Pixar- Inside Pixar's First 3D Movie
The feature film is Pixar's 10th, and groundbreaking in that it is Disney-Pixar's first combined 3-D CG effort. For added perspective, hope you enjoy the following short feature titled, Inside Up. The video features footage of the film along with commentary from executive producer John Lasseter, director/writer Pete doctor, director/producer John Holland, producer Jonas rivera and 3-d supervisor Bob Whitehill.
Many of us by now have seen the trailers that show Carl's (the senior) house floating into the sky via a humongous cluster of balloons ..along with himself and the accidental hitch-hiking boy. The plot description relates that "the unlikely pair encounter wild terrain, unexpected villains, and jungle creatures."
At this point, some of you might be thinking "that's great", but how does this tie in to a possible water flume ride at Paradise Pier. Some time ago, I heard word from an insider with WDI connections that such a ride is in the plans for this area of the park. The theme was to alluded to, so I am just guestimating that the ride would most likelely be based on "Up".
Should the film turn out to be a soaring box office success, like other such Pixar features it is a given that an attraction will be modeled after it. The temporary Goofy's Flight School would be one of the objects to be removed in order to make room for the new flume ride. Like Splash Mountain, I would expect the flumes to weave in and out of an attraction building. As with the movie, the darkride portion would be adventurous, lightspirited, funny, and "stunningly breathtaking and beautiful. I'm thinking that it would be cool id there were a coaster element during the last 1/3rd of the ride, as well as with a big splash down in the lake.