Director Pete Docter, Bob Peterson (co-director)

Producer Jonas Rivera

Production company Pixar Animation Studios

US distribution Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

International distribution Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International

US release date May 29

Worldwide gross $683m to December 13

Best picture chances

If any animated film has a shot of securing a best picture Oscar nomination for the first time since Beauty And The Beast in 1991, it is Up. Pete Docter’s magical adventure had the hardest of hearts sobbing within its first 10 minutes. Probably the best-reviewed film of the year, Up is a shoo-in to win the animated feature Oscar, and is highly likely to cross over to the best picture category.

What Screen said

Up has humour and action aplenty to enthral children, but it should engage adults in equal quantities, who will respond to its rich emotional content… The colours are ravishing, while the 3D enhances the images without playing any in-your-face tricks… It will be difficult for any other film to match the storytelling genius and gorgeous 3D imagery which Docter and his team have achieved.”

Mike Goodridge