Disney/Pixar will use the 2009 New York Comic Con event to present a special screening of their latest animation "Up". On Tuesday, February 3, it was announced that New York Comic Con will host the screening of the film's first fifty minutes with director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera introducing the preview.
While it was reported that Docter will also be participating in a panel from 2:30 - 3:30 P.M., the screening itself will be held on Saturday, February 7 at 6:30 P.M in the IGN Theater. In the press release, it is noted that seating is extremely limited and those interested to see the screening are required to arrive at 5:30 P.M. for a security check-in.
Coming from "Monsters, Inc." director, "Up" revolves around Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old balloon salesman who fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But, his adventure is disrupted when he finds out that an unwanted guest, 9-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell, incidentally joins the trip.
Filling the voice of Carl and Russell are Edward Asner and Jordan Nagai respectively. They are supported by other voice talents, including Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger and Paul Eiding. The animation movie is set for U.S. release on May 29, while the New York Comic Con will be held from February 6-8 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.