Disney-Pixar's 3D animation flick to inaugurate Festival de Cannes

MUMBAI: UP, the new animation film from the Disney-Pixar Studios, is set to inaugurate the 62nd Festival de Cannes this season. The festival will run from 13 May to 24 May.

This is the first time that a 3D animation film will serve as the opening ceremony film at the Festival de Cannes.

Produced under the supervision of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios chief creative officer John Lasseter, UP will be premiered on Disney Digital 3D on 13 May.

Directed by Pete Docter, UP is a comedy adventure. The film is about 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen who fulfils his dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America, only to discover that he has brought with him his biggest nightmare, a 9-year-old Wilderness Explorer stowaway.

UP will be released in the United States on 29 May while in France it will hit the screens on 29 July.

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