I’ve been made a ‘Disney Blu-Ray Ambassador’ which basically means that every now and again Disney will send me Blu-Ray DVD’s to review – hard life eh? I love Disney movies and one of the joys of being a parent is getting to make popcorn, and snuggle on the sofa to watch movies together – love it!
So this week I received ‘Up’ which we missed at the cinema entirely, so I was made up to have it on Blu-ray to watch. My favourite thing about Disney movies is that they bundle the new Blu-Ray format in with a DVD as well – so if you have 2 different players say a Blu-Ray in the lounge and a DVD in the playroom/bedroom it can be watched on both machines.
But back to ‘Up’, it’s the story of Carl a retired Balloon seller. The story tracks Carl from his childhood when he meets his future wife Ellie, through their lives together living in the same house that they played in together as children. The first 15 minutes of the film is single handed the most poignant, moving piece of animation I’ve ever seen. I sat there and sobbed my eyes out while my ever cynical 7 year old told me to ‘pull yourself together woman!’ Kids eh! But there is lots in the film for the kids to love, Russell the Wilderness Scout who’s never been further than his garden, Kevin the bird and Dug the dog are hilarious for the kids.
Without telling you the whole story and thereby spoiling it, it’s one of the best Disney/Pixar films I’ve seen in a long time. It’s touching funny, and the animation looks just amazing in the Blu-Ray format. The extra’s on the Blu-Ray are really good as well, there are a few short movies, some games and a very interesting ‘making of’ I love that the animators visited some South American jungle to get the look of the movie right – you can see it all over the movie.
Here’s what Miss L thought about it:
‘I like the bit where he keeps on shutting the door on Russ, it was very funny. When Dug the dog talks and the Dug’s Mission extra DVD bit.’
So all in all the film and the extras on the Blu-ray get 10/10 from the VioletPosy Household!