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I’m sure we’ve all heard at some point, after a truly inspiring movie has been released, something ridiculous that someone did to honor their new found love for that movie. When it comes to Up there is definitely no shortage of awesome things people have created, or done in honor of a truly inspiring film. Check out my top four below.
1.) Classy Fan Art
Of course it’s difficult to talk about people’s reactionary creations to Up without talking about the fan art. This two part portrait is perhaps the most heart wrenching for me as it depicts an older Russell sending a red balloon to Ellie and Carl in the clouds. Try not to cry, try not to cry, cry a lot.
2.) An Actual House that FLIES
Like most people who have seen the film, as soon as I saw the preview to Up I instantly questioned the whole “balloon flying house” thing because, come on, it’s pretty far fetched. Luckily for me, since then, many people have attempted to fly a house with helium filled balloons. And some have been pretty successful.
3.) One Cool Family and Their House
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has dreamed of having a beautiful, multi-colored house when they grow up, especially after seeing Carl and Ellie’s house in Up. While most of us will have to dream, one couple in Santa Clara, California actually renovated their 100 year old Victorian house to look just like that. Unfortunately the neighbors hate the redesign of the house because it doesn’t “fit in” with the other Victorians in the neighborhood. I, for one, think it looks beautiful and should bring new appreciation for the historical homes from younger people.
4.) The Best of Crossover Art Ever
When it comes to fan art, I am extremely partial to cross overs. Particularly Star Wars cross overs. Which is why this print is simply the best. James Hance, the creator, sells his prints online, and also includes various other Up inspired prints, but this one is my fave for obvi reasons.
Aside from these wonderful tributes to the film that has shaped a generation, what has been your favorite fan made art?
Mayra Amaya is a Theater graduate from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ where she also learned filmmaking. Amaya now resides in Brooklyn, NY where she works as an actor, writer and sandwich maker. You can follow her on Twitter (@amayasunwizard).