Pixar's 10th animated feature film Up has been selected to open the 62nd Festival de Cannes on May 13.  While Cannes has always been animation-friendly (Disney's "Dumbo" in 1947, 2001's "Shrek" and last year's Waltz With Bashir all made their way into the Official Selection),  it is the first animated film to actually open the festival.  Serious props to our friends across the Bay. 

True to its name, Up is an adventure story about an old man who ties balloons to his house and flies away to South America.  Sounds pretty nice in this economy.  If you can't make it to Cannes (even via balloon), the film opens in the U.S. on May 29.