I have watched the Disney-Pixaranimated movie ‘Up’ where an aging widower set out for the greatest adventure of his life when he tied thousands of helium balloons on his house so that he can go free. I really loved it and although I am not about to go the adventure like his, I would like to imagine myself floating like that. hahaha Okay, I know I am such a dreamer!
Anyway, in a show at the National Geographic Channel, they recreated the flying house scene in California and here is the video clip below.
Instead of thousands of regular balloons, the engineers of the show used 300 big and thick balloons filled with a tank of helium for each. Then they also made a small single-story house and made it fly. But of course, it was without furniture. I can only imagine how much they spent on this production!
Still it does not stop me from dreaming that one day, I will be able to do this. LOL
Up is directed by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson. Voice includes Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai and John Ratzenberger.
TOY STORY 3 welcomes Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in… daycare! These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the Great Escape get underway. A few new faces—some plastic, some plush–join the adventure, including Barbie’s counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink, strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear.
Directed by Lee Unkrich (co-director of “Toy Story 2″ and “Finding Nemo”), produced by Pixar veteran Darla K. Anderson (“Cars,” “Monsters, Inc.”), and written by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt (“Little Miss Sunshine”), TOY STORY 3 is a comical new adventure in Disney Digital 3D™.
Toy Story 3 opens June 17 in Philippine theaters. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.