Top positive review
on August 10, 2015
I first saw this movie many years ago but it has never left me. The beginning is a sweet tale, two children, a boy, Carl and a girl, Ellie meet and find they share a love of adventure. They eventually marry and plan to move to Paradise Falls in South America to find their hero Charles Munz who went missing years ago. But life gets in the way, and they never make it. Now a widower, Carl finds that his life is changing in many ways, his house is blocking new construction and he finds himself becoming reclusive. Into the mix comes boy scout Russell who needs his helping the elderly badge to complete all of the scout badges. Unfortunately for Russell he finds himself trapped on the front porch of the house when Carl flies it away with balloons. Somehow they make it to South America, fairly close to Paradise Falls. While heading toward the falls with the house slightly overhead (they have a day until the balloons inflate completely) they met characters such as Dug the dog with a collar that makes him talk, Kevin a giant and rare bird and a mysterious stranger who has many other dogs like Dug also with talking collars. The stranger seems to be someone that Carl knows and sets the story up from being a touching tale about following your dreams to a tale of good against evil. This is one of the sweetest and also most enjoyable animated movie I've seen in a while able to bring you to tears one minute and then have you laughing the next.