At the heart(break) of this tale, Up is about the love story between Ellie and Carl—and his lifelong memories of the adventures they shared together.
It’s a question that I began personally examining almost a decade ago when I took over the Pixar “beat” at Starlog. Subsequently, I traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area and Pixar’s Emeryville headquarters to cover Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Wall+E. Starlog animation expert Bob Miller spelled me on Cars—since I have zero interest in autos—and Ratatouille—because of my intense fear of French cuisine (rats, I’m just kidding). I’ve met and/or interviewed many of Pixar’s key creative people and written about 20 articles on their