On Tuesday November 11th, Pixar released it's most recent film 'UP' on DVD / Blue Ray. To celebrate the release, Pixar took over Russel and Carl's favorite ice cream parlor, Fentons.
Fenton's has been advertising the event for about a week now by giving everyone who comes in this flyer.
Althought the event started at 5:00pm, I got there at 3:00pm anticipating that there would be a large crowd. Fortunatly there were only a few people there so I got to sit and have a late lunch of a French Dip Sandwich and some fries (very yummy). Then I settled down with my DS to wait.
This is Fenton's parking lot. Notice that there are only 12 spots in it. Parking for Fenton's is a bit of a nightmare.
Decorating the front of the building...
They even had a cardboard replica of Carl's house that you could take your picture with.
Close up of Carl, Russel, and Doug
More Balloons are put out...
And even more balloons
A shot of the front and back of some of the balloons
I wish there could have been more sun. This would have made a good shot had it have been a clear day.
To commerate the event, Fenton's had a special 'UP' sundae for the event.
To make the house go 'UP' they attached it to the awning. It also made it so that more people could get thier pictures taken in front of it.
Which I did.
This is the back room at Fentons where the Pixar animators were going to be. It was also the staging area for balloon blow up.
The interior of Fentons at around 4:30
Doug watches over the festivities
At 5:00, the lines started appearing...
Near the back of the restaurant was this piece of artwork..
and to the side of it was this plaque. Sorry it's so blurry.. my camera is buried in a box somewhere (thanks to our remodel), so I was using my wifes camera which I wasn't familiar with.
Pixar animator Ricky Nierva was the first animator to show up. The other one showed up a bit later. They did drawings of characters from 'UP' for anyone who wanted them.
I broke down and ordered the sundae. Along with the sundae you got a 'UP' release party button.
At about 6:30, the other Pixar animator, Albert Lozano showed up. A good thing too. By this time the line to have a drawing done by a Pixar animator stretched almost to the door.
The interior of Fentons at about 7:00
The line to get in.
I had Albert Lozano do a drawing of Carl for me. They also did Doug, Russel, Kevin, and Ellie. Doug and Russel were the favorites.
I was disappointed that there weren't more Pixar employees there, or at least a few more animators. But everyone still had a great time.