Ellie’s Death In “Up!” Just Became Sadder! Here’s How!


2009’s Up is one of the most beautiful movies of all time. Period. Yes, you read that right. The movie is not just one of the best animated movies of all time but also (we repeat) ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME!

But it begins with perhaps THE most heart-breaking sequence of all time with the story of Carl and Ellie encapsulated in a montage that is at once moving as it is heartfelt and which ultimately tugs at the strings of our hearts in such a delicate way that instantly has us rooting for Carl, even though for the remainder of the movie he may come across as a curmudgeon.

Which brings us to the death of Ellie.

The moment had us crying and weeping and wondering why on earth would anyone think of putting a death of such a lovely character in the opening minutes of the movie itself but then again, it speaks volumes about the creative team at Pixar and their ability to make us root for a character that we barely knew for five minutes!

Carl and Ellie Forever!

Carl and Ellie Forever

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So, as it turns out, Pixar has revealed that there is a reason the death of Ellie hits us like a ton of bricks every time we watch it.

And the reason is the Color Pink!

Yup!

Yup

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Pixar revealed that they created a new shade of magenta for Ellie, titled – fittingly –

Ellie Magenta

Ellie Magenta

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If You Watch Closely…

If You Watch Closely

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Ellie Magenta Is…

Ellie Magenta

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Spread Throughout Ellie and Carl’s Story

Spread Throughout Ellie and Carl

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Though Pink Hues…

Though Pink Hues

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That Magenta is Embedded Throughout the Montage….Even Her Funeral Scene

That Magenta is Embedded Throughout the Montage

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But Then All That Magenta Color is Drained From Carl’s Life..

All That Magenta Color

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Then He Goes on an Epic Adventure and Color Slowly Trickles Back in His Life..

Epic Adventure

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In the End, Carl Gives Russell Ellie’s Pin and Both of Them Sit on the Porch With Dug..

Gives Russell Ellie's Pin

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And Finally We Can See Ellie Showering Her Love With Her Favorite Color Splashed Across the Sky!

Finally We Can See Ellie Showering

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Hang On While We Grab a Box of Tissues!

Hang On While We Grab a Box of Tissues

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