Pixar has reached a Hayao Miyazaki level of animation cinema!
Perhaps more then any other Pixar film its philosophy is not
told, rather it is shown through concentrated, precise and
poetic images and sounds. As great of an achievement their
previous film (Wall E) is I think Up is superior because there
are no contrived elements to it (something that I think Wall
E slightly falls into in the second half). While Brad Bird
is perhaps Pixars auteur, John Lasseter its founder,
and Andrew Stanton its crowd-pleaser, Pete Docter is probably
the best fit and most defining of the studios directors. Beautifully
moving and heartwarming from the touching opening sequences
to the lovely closing shots. This is the greatest masterpiece
of the Pixar Studios filmography.