Fans Notice BIG Mistake in the Movie ‘Up’

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The movie Up, which came out in 2009, is one of the most adored Walt Disney Studios movies of all time. Fans fell in love with the movies main character, Carl, and felt sympathetic for him because of his heart-wrenching backstory. However, fans of Up have notices a BIG mistake that was made in one of the films most iconic parts.

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‘Up’ Makes a Big Slip-Up

Up has a dedicated group of fans that love to rewatch the animated feature film. Even the biggest fans may have missed this large mistake from the film. The mistake happens during the films iconic section called “Married Life.” This sequence happens at the beginning of the film, where we see Carl Fredricksen and his wife Ellie’s love story pan out to some touching music. Carl and Ellie’s sequence ends with Ellie tragically passing away, and this moment is known to cause some tears.

Up follows Carl Fredricksen as he grieves the death of his wife and decides to set out on his dream adventure. Carl is a balloon salesman, so he decides to tie thousands of balloons to his house. He then sets ‘sail’ on his adventure to “Paradise Falls” in South America. Along the way, he befriends Russell, a Wilderness Explorer who is a stowaway on his flying house.

For the most part, Up is incredibly well crafted and thought-out, but more than one Disney fan did notice an pretty big mistake right at the beginning of the film.

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A doctor… and a Priest?!

In the the “Married Life” sequence, we see the same character appear twice in two very different scenes! At the wedding between Carl and Ellie, we see the priest in the background. Than, in a totally different scene at the doctors office, that Priest is also seen as the doctor. So is this incredibly versatile man a doctor and a priest? Or was he really just a shortcut for Walt Disney Animation to save some extra cash?

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Fans believe that the duplicate character was a way for Disney to save money on a small and mostly insignificant part of the movie. Only the most trained eyes spotted this mistake, but now that we have seen it… it cannot be unseen!

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.