Nicknamed Pixar's lucky charm, John Ratzenberger is the only actor with parts in all of the studio's films. In Up, he voices the construction foreman who urges Carl to sell his home. See more...
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Continuity: When the house first becomes detaches from its foundation and becomes airborne, Russell is nowhere to be seen, although every angle of the house is shown, including underneath, the front porch and the back porch. He knocks on the door and tells Carl he chased a "snipe" under the porch - but he cannot be seen after liftoff and prior to knocking.
Other: Shortly after the house takes off for the first time, in a scene where part of the city can be seen that includes various buildings and houses, the shadow of Carl's house and the balloons can be seen on the ground. At first glance it looks OK, but the angle of the shadows of objects on the ground is completely different from the shadow projected by the house. The buildings on the ground are projecting a shadow to the left, indicating that the sun is low to the right. However Carl's house shadow indicates a light source from behind the camera which is about perpendicular to the shadows on the ground. To be technically correct in this shot, all shadows must point away from the camera and the sun should be located behind the camera if the house's shadow is to be seen in the shot.
Continuity: When Mr. Carl notices his mail he holds the stick in his left hand and reaches near the mailbox. He places the walking stick to his left, the next shot after he picks up the mail and comes back, the stick is not found, but in the next shot it's found to Mr. Carl's right side when he speaks to the man in black suit.
Other: After Carl and Russell meet with Cumulonimbus cloud Carl takes a nap and we find that Russell wakes him up, after that we see that Carl goes and peeps out of the window he places his walking stick near to him and facing him, the next to next shot we see that its moved and is facing opposite to him. even though the camera is moved a bit its not possible for the stick to rotate so much and moved.
Continuity: After being tied up and rescued by Carl, Russell falls backwards off the front porch and is saved by the garden hose. In the first shot, Russell is standing on the nozzle hanging on, but when he is dragged across the windshield of the blimp, he is hanging on with his hands. The next shot in which we see him, he is back in a standing position.
Continuity: The fence gate on Carl's house has some continuity issues. When we see him arriving home after Ellie's funeral, the gate is open toward the inside. The width of the opening looks to be fairly large, around 46 inches based on the total approximate widths of the planks on the house porch which is shown the same width as the gate opening (10 planks at least 4 inches wide and one plank at least 6 inches wide). The next day when Carl gets the mail, the gate opens toward the street and stops at the post - can't be opened to the inside. When the construction worker finishes his interaction with Carl, we see the complete gate and it is much narrower than the funeral shot. It now has only 4 planks which look about 6 or 8 inches wide, so the width is about a foot less than the night before.