'UP' Up and Away at the Newseum
WASHINGTON — Visitors got an "UP"-lifting experience May 29 at the Newseum to celebrate the opening of Disney/Pixar’s new PG-rated animated movie "UP." Several lucky Newseum visitors got the chance to soar up to 50 feet in the New York Times–Ochs-Sulzberger Family Great Hall of News strapped in a balloon-powered easy chair.
WTTG Fox 5 anchor Holly Morris was the first reporter to ride in the chair. Click here for her report.
"UP" is the story of Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old balloon salesman who ties thousands of balloons to his house and takes off on an adventure to South America with an 8-year-old accidental stowaway. Actor Ed Asner provides the voice of Fredricksen.
In 2008, Disney/Pixar’s star robot WALL*E thrilled visitors during an exclusive visit to the Newseum. Last February, the "WALL*E" movie won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.