A 78 year-old has enjoyed his modest life as a balloon seller because he shared it with his adventurous wife Ellie. However, after Ellie's passing he was left with memories and the awareness that they never made their dream journey to Paradise Falls in South America. When well-meaning officials consign Carl to Shady Oaks Retirement Home, he rigs thousands of helium balloons to his house and floats to South America. The journey's scarcely begun when he discovers a stowaway; Russell, a chubby, maladroit Wilderness Explorer Scout who's out to earn his Elderly Assistance Badge. In the tropical jungle, Carl and Russell find more than they bargained for; Charles Muntz, a crazed explorer whose newsreels once inspired Carl and Ellie; Kevin, an exotic bird with a weakness for chocolate; and Dug, an endearingly dim gold retriever fitted a voice box. More importantly, the travelers discover they need each other! A heartwarming adventure that your students are sure to love!
2009. DVD. 96 mins. PG. Audio: Spanish, English, French