If you try to classify Pixar movies by how much they make you cry2009 Above It is surely somewhere high on your list. There are feature films that fail to elicit emotion from audiences as well as the first ten minutes of the Ed Asner-directed film. In the opening minutes of the film, we see how a young Carl Fredericksen (Asner) meets a girl named Ellie. He falls in love with her, marries her, renovates his childhood clubhouse into a home of his own, they grow old together, and just before Carl and Ellie are about to fulfill their lifelong dream of visiting Paradise Falls, Ellie falls ill. and dies. Tragic. Well, get ready to feel all the feelings again because Pixar Animation Studios recently announced the heartbreaking plot of their upcoming Above derivative short film, Carl’s date. The new short, which we recently discovered will be presented with Elementary, will bring back Pixar’s beloved Carl Fredricksen and bring closure to the love story between him and Ellie. However, fans can’t be on the same page about how they feel about this plot announcement.
The new short will follow Carl as he faces a new challenge: going on his first date since the passing of his beloved wife. As touching as Carl and Ellie’s story is, it’s no surprise that some fans don’t like the idea of Carl moving on. Some have even taken to Twitter to express their feelings. One user resorted to the infamous “woman yelling at cat” meme, though the cat substituted for the official poster of carl’s date, to express your feelings about the announcement of the plot. You can see the meme for yourself below.
UP fans watch Carl walk away from Ellie pic.twitter.com/1XrInzW4AhMarch 29, 2023
Other Twitter the user seems to agree with @blurayangel feeling. @Lizzie_AR doesn’t agree with Carl finding someone to love other than the “love of her life”, Ellie. They commented:
Other Above fan he got a little harsher with his criticism. A user named @abIondedlife sees Carl going through with it as tantamount to cheating. They commented:
Of course, not everyone believed that Carl should be sentenced to solitary confinement after the death of his wife. Some welcomed the plot details of the short film with an open mind, even noting that moving on is precisely what Ellie would have wanted her dear husband to do. One user shared a screenshot from the film of Ellie’s final message to Carl. You can see it below.
Didn’t you notice this in the movie? Ellie would want Carl to move on, and that’s the main plot of the movie? To drop pic.twitter.com/52kD9xQWygMarch 30, 2023
Twitter user @disasterp1ants agreed with the idea of Carl moving on. He writes that he is with those who call Carl a cheat. The user came to Carl’s defense, exclaiming:
Some users shared some pretty funny memes on the subject that fall somewhere in the middle of the debate. I like user @deathofzero, who shared what they thought Ellie would look like if Carl brought a new boo to his “special tree” and honestly, this one made me laugh. Check out the donkey meme for yourself below.
Ellie when Carl brings another woman to his special tree pic.twitter.com/5M96jA7waSMarch 30, 2023
carl’s date He reportedly follows Carl as he nervously prepares to go on a date with the help of his talking dog Dug. The idea was conceived by Above writer, co-director and voice of Dug, Bob Peterson, while he and Kim Collins worked on the Disney+ short series dug dayswhich dropped on stream in the fall of 2021.
Some Cinemablend reporters enjoyed an early screening of the short, and by all accounts, not a dry eye was left in the room after it ended. Our own Sarah El-Mahmoud called carl’s date a “beautiful follow up”. So no matter where you fall in the debate, it seems the Pixar team has approached the issue of Carl moving with care and nuance, which only makes me more excited to check it out when it’s released before the next disney movie, Elementarythat you can consult in the latest trailer here.
The upcoming short stars the late Ed Asner, who recorded his part in a single day before died in August 2021 at 91. Perhaps some fans will find the short worth watching to see Asner’s final performance as Carl.
No matter what you feel in the plot synopsis of carl’s dateone thing should be clear, the team behind the original movie has bought a lot of good stories with the heartbreaking opening sequence to Above. Fans and moviegoers alike should be confident that the team behind the film likely has a beautiful and moving vision of what it means to move on after losing a loved one. Still, I guess we won’t know until we see the short for ourselves when it hits theaters on June 16, 2023. Until then, maybe use my Disney+ subscription and give Above another watch. I think I’m ready to get hurt again.