Run time: 92 mins
From Disney Pixar, behind Toy Story, Monster’s Inc. and Wall-E, comes another animated masterpiece.
In an attempt to evade greedy property developers, construction workers, and the nursing home, 78 year old widower Carl decides it’s time to move house – quite literally. Tying thousands of balloons to the roof, Carl, accompanied by eight year old stowaway Russell, flies off in search of adventure…
“Utterly delightful, certain to appeal to audiences young, old and all points in between. The film, in its aerial beauty and its melancholic undertow, recalls Albert Lamorrise’s The Red Balloon and Hiyao Miyzaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle…delicious sound design, and the emotional punch it packs makes this one of Pixar’s finest achievements.” (Telegraph)
“This short, sharp and sweet fantasy still manages to reaffirm its makers as world leaders in the kind of popular animation that embraces ideas and the real world alongside fun and fantasy.” (Time Out)
A marvellous film. Bring everyone you know. If our local conservation areas are going to be systematically swallowed by greedy, faceless developers, let’s take a leaf from Carl’s book and float the new ugly profitable part of their dollar-vision of Berkhamsted to their, dirty land agents, lawyers, architects and their own back gardens… Find out where they live. We’ll get the balloons.