1. A 1930’s NEWSREEL. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V.O.) “Movietown News” presents... Spotlight on Adventure! The mysterious SOUTH AMERICAN JUNGLE.

A massive waterfall cascades down a gigantic, flat-topped mountain. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V.O.) What you are now witnessing is footage never before seen by civilized humanity: a lost world in South America! Lurking in the shadow of majestic Paradise Falls, it sports plants and animals undiscovered by science. Who would dare set foot on this inhospitable summit? A painted portrait of a dashing young adventurer. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V.O.) Why, our subject today: Charles Muntz! A massive DIRIGIBLE descends on an airfield. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V.O.) The beloved explorer lands his dirigible, the “Spirit of Adventure,” in New Hampshire this week, completing a year long expedition to the lost world! INT. MOVIE THEATRE - CONTINUOUS Of everyone watching in the modest, small town theater, no one is more enthralled than 8 year old CARL FREDRICKSEN. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (O.S.) This lighter-than-air craft was designed by Muntz himself, and is longer than 22 Prohibition paddywagons placed end to end. Young Carl stares, mouth agape, wearing leather flight helmet and goggles -- just like his idol on the silver screen. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V.O.) And here comes the adventurer now!

2. NEWSREEL FOOTAGE: the dashing Muntz descends down the gangplank to the delight of the crowd. His dogs trail him. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V.O.) Never apart from his faithful dogs, Muntz conceived the craft for canine comfort! It’s a veritable floating palace in the sky... An opulent dining room. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V.O.) ...complete with doggie bath and mechanical canine walker. One dog runs suffers through mechanized bath time, while a second wears an electrode helmet and runs on a treadmill. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V.O.) And Jiminy Cricket, do the locals consider Muntz the bee’s knees! And how! Cameras flash as Muntz stands heroic, striking his signature “thumbs up” stance. MUNTZ “Adventure is out there!” In the theater, Young Carl returns the thumbs up. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V.O.) But what has Muntz brought back this time? Muntz speaks to a crowded auditorium, on stage beside a curtained object. MUNTZ Gentlemen, I give you: the Monster of Paradise Falls! He pulls away the drape to reveal a GIANT BIRD SKELETON. CROWD Ooh! Young Carl leans forward, eyes bulging. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V.O.) And golly, what a swell monster this is. But what’s this? Skeptical scientists analyze the bones.

3. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V.O.) Scientists cry foul! The National Explorers Society accuses Muntz of fabricating the skeleton! YOUNG CARL No! Muntz’s portrait is removed from a wall of paintings of other famous explorers. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V.O.) The organization strips Muntz of his membership. Muntz’s “Explorer’s Society” badge is ceremoniously RIPPED from his jacket. Carl GASPS. Muntz stands next to his dirigible at an airfield. addresses the crowd. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V.O.) Humiliated, Muntz vows a return to Paradise Falls and promises to capture the beast... alive! MUNTZ I promise to capture the beast... alive! In the theater, young Carl smiles. MUNTZ And I will not come back until I do! The crowd CHEERS. Muntz gives his thumbs up from the cockpit as the dirigible lifts off. And so the his name. Muntz, and Monster of NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V.O.) explorer is off to clear Bon voyage Charles good luck capturing the Paradise Falls! He grimly

Carl looks like he just witnessed a miracle. DISSOLVE TO:

1930’S . Must get the Spirit of Adventure over Mount Rushmore.CONTINUOUS Young Carl “flies” his blue balloon (“The Spirit of Adventure” hand-written on it) as he runs along the sidewalk. goes around Mount Everest! Is there nothing he cannot do? TITLE CARD: UP NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V.O.) He hurdles the Grand Canyon! Carl jumps over a crack in the sidewalk.4.O.O. and smacks into it instead. The weather vane atop the house turns. TITLE CARD: WALT DISNEY PICTURES PRESENTS NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V. as Muntz himself says: “Adventure is--” GIRL’S VOICE (O.) “Adventure is out there!” Carl stops. pulled by ropes..) Look out! Mount Rushmore! Hard to starboard. He still wears helmet and goggles. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V..) Yes.O. EXT.O.) He hurdles Pike’s Peak! Carl jumps over a small rock.S. NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V.. SMALL TOWN NEIGHBORHOOD.O. Who said that? The voice comes from a dilapidated HOUSE.. GIRL’S VOICE (O.S.) He hurdles Mount Everest! Carl jumps over a tree stump.DAY . windows boarded up and lawn overgrown with weeds. ..) Here’s Charles Muntz piloting his famous dirigible!! TITLE CARD: A PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS FILM NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER (V..) He.

Carl walks toward the voice.. .) Hold together old girl.. DILAPIDATED HOUSE. LIVING ROOM .CONTINUOUS Carl rounds the corner to see. The old house has been transformed into a make-believe dirigible cockpit. GIRL’S VOICE (O. (yells a command) Enter the weather in the logbook! The navigator (her hamster) skitters in its cage. Bare footed. No time! YOUNG ELLIE (O. ELLIE. DILAPIDATED HOUSE.S. it’s a puppy! Carl is distracted by the Muntz newspaper clippings taped to the wall. HALLWAY .S. YOUNG ELLIE It’s a beautiful day. her mussy red hair barely visible beneath her flight helmet and goggles. her overalls are patched and dirty. YOUNG ELLIE Oh! There’s something down there! I will bring it back for science.S. GIRL’S VOICE (O. How’re my dogs doing? Ruff ruff! INT.) A storm! Lightning! Hail! He Ellie pops up in front of Carl. INT.000 feet! Rudders eighteen degrees towards the south. Ellie uses two tied-together Coke bottles as binoculars.) All engines ahead full! Let’s take her up to 26. follows the voice toward the living room..5. Ellie steers. the wheel made from a rusty old bicycle. Awwww.CONTINUOUS Carl squeezes through the broken door into the foyer. Visibility. unlimited.. winds out of the east at ten knots. an eight year old girl.

Welcome aboard. we’re in a club now. She takes off her helmet. you’re in. Come on. YOUNG ELLIE I saw where your balloon went. I don’t bite. It floats through a broken part of the ceiling and disappears. She pops back in. Her hair frizzes out in all She removes a homemade GRAPE SODA CAP pin from her shirt and pins it on Carl. do you?!? Carl FUMPHERS. She grabs his hand. Carl blushes as she pulls him out of the room. YOUNG ELLIE What’s wrong? Can’t you talk? Carl is frozen. He lets go of his balloon. YOUNG ELLIE My name’s Ellie. Carl smiles. YOUNG ELLIE You and me. Carl looks down. Ellie softens. Ellie circles Carl accusingly. YOUNG ELLIE Don’t you know this is an exclusive club? Only explorers get in here. let’s go get it! Carl watches her stride out of the room. She offers her hand. Not just any kid off the street with a helmet and a pair of goggles. embarrassed. YOUNG ELLIE What are you doing!?! Carl screams. YOUNG ELLIE Hey. directions.6. Do you think you got what it takes? Well. YOUNG ELLIE Alright. .

Carl jumps and CALLS OUT in fright. Carl GULPS. She pushes him out onto the beam. YOUNG ELLIE Well. CARL’S ROOM Carl in bed. UPSTAIRS YOUNG ELLIE There it is.7. SMALL TOWN NEIGHBORHOOD STREET . CUT TO: EXT. He puts on his goggles. reading a book by flashlight. save one rickety beam. starts forward. hitting himself in the face with the cast. Carl steels his courage. YOUNG ELLIE Go on. Between them the floor has collapsed. go ahead. and FALLS through the floor. INT... YOUNG ELLIE Hey kid!! Carl SCREAMS. SIREN blaring. CARL’S HOUSE . EXT. Carl and Ellie look across the attic at the balloon. Into the room floats Carl’s lost BLUE BALLOON. his arm in a CAST. YOUNG CARL Ow!! .NIGHT One lone light on upstairs. INT. DILAPIDATED HOUSE.DAY Ambulance. YOUNG CARL (re: arm) Ow! A head pops up from outside the open window.

but south. In my life. explorer.. When I get big. YOUNG ELLIE Charles Muntz.. YOUNG ELLIE It’s like America. Ellie climbs in the window. I’m going where he’s going: South America. YOUNG ELLIE Thought you might need a little cheerin’ up. Ellie YOUNG ELLIE My Adventure Book! It’s a reused photo album with the words “My Adventure Book” written across it. YOUNG ELLIE I am about to let you see something I have never shown to another human being. I got somethin’ to show ya! INT. CARL’S ROOM . YOUNG ELLIE Cross your heart. YOUNG ELLIE You know him. Do it! Carl crosses. as if to protect a National Secret. She opens it to a photo of Charles Muntz.. Carl’s eyes widen in alarm. Ever. Ellie unveils.. Carl nods.MOMENTS LATER The two hunker under a blanket tent with a flashlight. whispers. YOUNG ELLIE You’ll have to swear you will not tell anyone. Carl smiles excitedly. She turns the page to a map.8. Wanna know where I’m gonna live? .

” Past that. YOUNG ELLIE “Adventure is out there!!” She pops back in. He looks at his toy dirigible. YOUNG ELLIE Well. Carl has a thought. You promised. YOUNG ELLIE (reading caption) “Paradise Falls. Only. and park it right next to the falls. see you tomorrow kid! Ellie hops up and jumps out the window.” I ripped this right out of a library book. a land lost in time. Bye. YOUNG ELLIE I’m gonna move my clubhouse there. YOUNG ELLIE Good. No backing out. A small handdrawn picture of Ellie’s clubhouse is glued to the top. YOUNG ELLIE That’s it! You can take us there in a blimp! Swear you’ll take us.9. Ellie closes the book. I just don’t know how I’m gonna get to Paradise Falls. Cross your heart! Cross it! Cross your heart..” YOUNG ELLIE Well. She turns to an engraving of a large waterfall. Carl GASPS in horror. . the pages are blank. I’m saving these pages for all the adventures I’m gonna have.. revealing a page marked.. She flips through her book. Carl does. Carl shakes his head “no.. disappointed. Who knows what lives up there? And once I get there. “STUFF I’M GOING TO DO.

CHURCH . Ellie adds her handprint as well. I like you. CARL AND ELLIE’S HOUSE . EXT. EXT. clap politely. Carl looks out the window after her in amazement. INT. you don’t talk very much. Carl leans in to admire her work but leaves a messy paint handprint on the mailbox! Oh well. his head on his balloon.DAY Carl carries her past a “SOLD” sign.10. rigid puritans in black.DAY Their house now matches Ellie’s colorful CLUB HOUSE DRAWING from her childhood Adventure Book. CARL AND ELLIE’S HOUSE.DAY Ellie finishes painting “Carl & Ellie” on their MAILBOX. YOUNG CARL Wow. EXT.DAY FLASH! A photo is taken of the wedding couple: Carl and Ellie. DILAPIDATED HOUSE . YOUNG ELLIE You know. where they met as kids. now 19.DAY Still in their wedding clothes: She saws as he hammers. She jumps at him and gives him a big kiss.DAY They push two chairs into place side by side in the living room. Ellie’s side of the church erupts like wild frontiersmen. CARL AND ELLIE’S HOUSE . EXT. CUT TO: INT. Carl’s side. CARL AND ELLIE’S HOUSE . gun shot is fired in the air. It’s the same house A He rests . LIVING ROOM . They smile. The balloon pops.

Ellie sees an elephant with wings. She describes the clouds. Carl hangs a mobile above the crib. LIVING ROOM .DAY Carl and Ellie sit side by side in their chairs. ZOO . the wind in her hair. drops her head in her hands. EXT. Carl gives it a try and points out a BABY. RURAL HILLSIDE . CARL AND ELLIE’S HOUSE.AFTERNOON Carl looks out the window. DOCTOR’S OFFICE .. RURAL HILLSIDE . He watches as a cloud transforms into a turtle. EXT. Ellie sits alone under a tree. . CARL AND ELLIE’S HOUSE.AFTERNOON Carl touches Ellie’s shoulder as the doctor explains. Ellie lights up.DAY They run up a hillside together. CARL AND ELLIE’S HOUSE. Behind him the balloons lift his cart off the ground. they watch clouds. She giggles. She sees ALL the clouds as babies! Carl is stunned. INT. but smiles. they hold hands. EXT.DAY Again at their picnic spot. excited. dressed in her Zookeeper’s uniform. LIVING ROOM . INT. INT.DAY Ellie emerges from the South America House. Carl jumps to catch it. Carl closes his eyes and smiles.11.DAY Ellie finishes painting a wall mural of a stork carrying a bundle in its beak. EXT. BABY ROOM .. They lie side by side on a picnic blanket. Ellie He’s lucky to be with her. reading. Carl shows off his new BALLOON CART and uniform. Without looking up from their books.


EXT. CARL AND ELLIE’S HOUSE, YARD - AFTERNOON Carl joins Ellie. He hands her the Adventure Book. She smiles.

INT. CARL AND ELLIE’S HOUSE, LIVING ROOM - AFTERNOON Ellie paints a MURAL of their house atop Paradise Falls over the mantle. Carl organizes a compass, map, binoculars, and native bird figurine beneath the painting. It’s their shrine to Adventure. INT. CARL AND ELLIE’S HOUSE, LIVING ROOM - AFTERNOON Carl sets A JAR on a table, “PARADISE FALLS” written on it. Ellie drops in a few coins. She looks at Carl and crosses her heart. Carl crosses his. A SERIES OF SHOTS The jar slowly fills as Carl and Ellie toss in spare change. Their car blows a tire. The two stand by the jar, reluctant. New tire. Carl in the hospital with a broken leg. Breaking jar. A storm rages. Breaking jar. INT. CARL AND ELLIE’S HOUSE, FRONT HALL - MORNING Carl struggles to tie his tie. the front door arm in arm. Ellie helps. They walk out A tree falls, crushing the roof. Carl BREAKS the jar.

INT. CARL AND ELLIE’S HOUSE, FRONT HALL - 3 YEARS LATER Ellie struggles to tie Carl’s tie as they rush out the door. A SERIES OF SHOTS as Ellie straightens Carl’s ties. 1950’s ties. Wide 60’s ties. Paisley 70’s ties. Stylish


INT. CARL AND ELLIE’S HOUSE, FRONT HALL - 30 YEARS LATER Older Carl and Ellie smile at themselves in the hall mirror. EXT. ZOO - DAY Carl in his 60’s. They still work happily side by side at the zoo. Carl’s cart lifts off the ground. He casually leans an elbow on it. INT. CARL AND ELLIE’S HOUSE, LIVING ROOM - NIGHT Carl and Ellie dance in the evening candlelight. The PARADISE FALLS JAR sits off to the side, now dusty and forgotten. INT. CARL AND ELLIE’S HOUSE, LIVING ROOM WINDOW - AFTERNOON Carl cleans the inside of the window. outside. Ellie cleans the

INT. CARL’S HOUSE, LIVING ROOM - AFTERNOON Carl vacuums the Adventure Shrine on the mantle. Carl smiles at a photo of Ellie as a child, wearing her flight helmet and goggles. He looks up at the mural of their house at Paradise Falls. His smile fades. Behind him, Ellie sweeps the floor. unfulfilled. Carl has an idea. EXT. TRAVEL AGENCY - DAY Carl buys two tickets to South America. EXT. RURAL HILLSIDE - AFTERNOON Carl hurries excitedly up picnic hill. tickets in his basket. Behind him, Ellie falters and falls. falls again. Something is wrong. He runs to her. He hides the airline Their dream has gone

She tries to get up but


INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY Ellie lies in a hospital bed. ADVENTURE BOOK. She looks through her

A BLUE BALLOON floats in to the room. Carl stands at the door. He smiles and walks to her bedside. She weakly pats

Ellie pushes her Adventure Book toward him. his cheek and adjusts his tie. He kisses her on the forehead. INT. CHURCH - AFTERNOON

Carl sits alone, next to a huge bouquet of balloons. EXT. CARL AND ELLIE’S HOUSE - DUSK Carl walks into the house, holding a single blue balloon. FADE TO BLACK. INT. CARL’S BEDROOM - MORNING - SEVERAL YEARS LATER An ALARM CLOCK BUZZES. up the nearby glasses. An aged hand shuts it off and picks He rubs his face. GRUNTS.

CARL sits alone in his double bed.

He gets out of bed, STRETCHING, GRUNTING and CRACKING BONES. He grabs his cane, with four tennis balls stuck to the bottom spokes. INT. CARL’S STAIRCASE - LATER Now dressed, Carl rides his ELDERLY ASSISTANCE CHAIR down the staircase. This takes a LONG, LONG time. Three quarters of the way down, the chair stops. the armrest and the chair restarts. INT. CARL’S KITCHEN - LATER Carl eats breakfast by himself. He bangs

CARL’S HOUSE. Carl scoffs. He looks through the mail. PORCH .LATER Carl cleans the window with a cloth. He straightens his GRAPE SODA PIN. PORCH . pulls the door shut. He sees a SHADY OAKS RETIREMENT VILLAGE pamphlet full of images of happy old people. FRONT HALL .LATER Carl looks in the hall mirror. INT.CONTINUOUS Many LOCKS are heard unlocking from inside. huh Ellie? (noticing mailbox) Uhp. The door opens. CARL’S NEIGHBORHOOD . Machinery and workers circle busily. Carl His lonely reflection Carl opens the door. GRUMBLES in frustration. CARL’S LIVING ROOM . mail’s here.15. CARL’S HOUSE.LATER Carl dusts the mantle and Shrine to Adventure. stares back at him. INT. He sits in his porch chair. EXT. but bangs against the safety chain. INT. CARL’S LIVING ROOM WINDOW .CONTINUOUS Carl's house is the lone surviving square on the block not under construction. High rise buildings are being erected all around.MORNING Carl looks at the activity around him. He touches Ellie’s faded . Carl walks to the mailbox. walks out onto his porch. EXT. and looks as if he’s about to go somewhere. CARL’S HOUSE. EXT. CARL Quite a sight. HANDPRINT and smiles. He puts on his hat and considers his reflection.

Oh brother. CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN TOM Uh. Whaddya say to that? The leaf blower blasts off his hat. and for double his last offer. CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN TOM Hey! ‘Morning. CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN TOM You poured prune juice in his gas tank. hippy! Tom grabs the megaphone.the REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER. let me talk to him. notices.16. CARL Oh yeah. my boss would be happy to take this old place off your hands. CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN TOM Well just to let you know. Here. Fredricksen! Need any help there? CARL No. CARL Hm. CARL I believe I made my position to your boss quite clear. CARL (in megaphone) You in the suit. the CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN. you. Yes. bath. Yes. TOM. Carl notices DUST on his mailbox. He points across the lot to a business man in a suit talking on a cell phone . Tell your boss over there that you boys are ruining our house. that was good. then. Tom hands Carl his MEGAPHONE. I take that as a no. Take a . He pulls up a LEAF BLOWER. Mr. CARL Shady Oaks Retirement. He revs it and blasts off the dust.

PORCH .LATER Carl sits in his chair watching TV. re Carl) I am not with him! (to Carl) This is serious. And I am a Wilderness Explorer in Tribe 54. This is RUSSELL. CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN TOM (to Boss. CARL Tell your boss he can have our house. RUSSELL “Good afternoon. Russell smiles up at Carl. Are you in need of any assistance today. and an enormous backpack stuffed with every piece of equipment there is. CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN TOM I’ll take that as a maybe! INT. . Russell. CARL No.17. Sweatlodge 12. CARL’S HOUSE. complete with sash. reading from a Wilderness Explorer Manual. CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN TOM Really? CARL When I’m dead! Carl SLAMS the door. reads to Carl.DAY . He’s out to get your house! Carl walks to his front door. nose buried in his MANUAL. sir?” As he finishes the script. neckerchief. age 8. He is in uniform. A KNOCK at the door. hat.DAY The door opens. CARL’S LIVING ROOM . My name is Russell. EXT. A Wilderness Explorer stands.

RUSSELL I could help you cross your. Sweatlodge 12. RUSSELL “And I am a Wilderness Explorer in Tribe 54. I gotta help you cross something. FRONT HALL .18. CARL I’m doing fine. Is the kid gone? RUSSELL “Good afternoon..” Kid.. RUSSELL “Are you in need of any assistance today Sir?” CARL Thank you. but goes back to reading. CARL KID!! He opens it.. CARL’S HOUSE..CONTINUOUS Carl listens through the door. Uh. kid.. but I don’t need any help! .” CARL Uh. My name is Russell.. Carl closes the door in Russell’s face. RUSSELL Well. no.. CARL No. RUSSELL I could help you cross the street. Russell stops. RUSSELL I could help you cross your yard.. CARL No. porch? CARL No. INT.

then the “claws” of a bear. It’s my Assisting the Elderly badge. Carl GRUMBLES in pain. My-” CARL But skip to the end! Russell points to his SASH. RUSSELL “Good afternoon. Carl opens the door. RUSSELL It’s gonna be great! There’s a big ceremony. RUSSELL “The wilderness must be explored! CAW-CAW! RAAAR!” This sets Carl’s hearing aid off.. If I get it I will become a Senior Wilderness Explorer! Russell makes the Explorer Sign: his thumbs form a “W”. CARL (resigned) Proceed.. his fingers the “wings” of a bird. . and they pin on our badges.19. but a small camping boot stops it. You may notice one is missing. CARL So you want to assist an old person? RUSSELL Yep! Then I will be a Senior Wilderness Explorer! Carl leans in close to Russell. Carl swings the door shut. It is covered with badges except for one glaringly empty space. RUSSELL Ow. RUSSELL See these? These are my Wilderness Explorer badges. and all the dads come. Russell stands at attention.

Stop! STOP!! The truck hits Ellie’s mailbox. CARL (conspiratorially) You ever heard of a snipe? RUSSELL Snipe? CARL Bird. stop. Fredricksen! CARL I think its burrow is two blocks down. I can’t catch it. Mr. He stops short. it’s awfully crafty.... If only someone could help me. RUSSELL Sniiiipe! Here Snipey Snipey.. I don’t know.20. keep her coming.. CARL (calls after Russell) Bring it back here when you find it! Carl rolls his eyes and begins to close his door. Every night it sneaks in my yard and gobbles my poor azaleas. A large truck is backing up.. . crushing the front. If you go past -RUSSELL Two blocks down! Got it! Russell runs down the block clapping and calling.. And.. getting dangerously close to ELLIE’S MAILBOX. I’m elderly and infirm. RUSSELL I’ll find it. Me! Me! RUSSELL I’ll do it! CARL Oh. Beady eyes. You’d have to clap your hands three times to lure it in. CONSTRUCTION WORKER STEVE Okay.

sir. Carl backs up toward his door.. trying to fix it. INT. let me take care of that for you. The worker rubs his head. What do you CARL What? Hey! Hey you! think you’re doing? CONSTRUCTION WORKER STEVE I am so sorry.. has he done? Passerbys stare. CARL’S LIVING ROOM Carl shuts his door. Carl is shocked. The worker bangs on the mailbox. The Real Estate Developer looks toward Carl’s house. CARL I don’t want you to touch it! Carl HITS the worker with his cane. A police car pulls up. I. Blood. He runs to the box. Carl grabs the mailbox... trying to wrestle it from the worker. as does the REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER. Workers gather. CARL (struggling) Get away from our mailbox! CONSTRUCTION WORKER STEVE Hey sir. What He falls to the sidewalk. CARL Don’t touch that! CONSTRUCTION WORKER STEVE No no. The injured worker is helped to his feet. His .21. hand rests on Carl’s fence. Carl backs into his house. He closes the curtains. He peeks out the window. cradling his mailbox.

CARL’S HOUSE. OFFICER EDITH The guys from Shady Oaks will be by to pick you up in the morning. LIVING ROOM Carl sits in his chair slowly paging through the book. leaving Carl alone. CLOSET Carl pulls out a suitcase. The kitchen. You don't seem like a public menace to me.22. Fredricksen. CARL’S HOUSE . Ellie? INT. okay? The officer drives off. Carl faces the house. CARL’S HOUSE. Carl enters. She hands him a pamphlet for SHADY OAKS RETIREMENT VILLAGE. A book tips over. COURTROOM .DAY Carl sits alone on a bench holding a Court Summons. Ellie’s INT. CARL’S HOUSE. EXT.LATE EVENING A Police Officer drops Carl at his front gate.DAY A GUARD opens the door. DEVELOPER watches him enter. Adventure Book. He touches Ellie’s dented mailbox. The front hall mirror. INT. . Take this. OFFICER EDITH Sorry Mr. INT. The empty hall. The REAL ESTATE CARL What do I do now. COURTHOUSE HALLWAY .NIGHT All is quiet but the slow ticking of the clock. HALLWAY . INT.

ready to go? You CARL Ready as I’ll ever be.MORNING A SHADY OAKS RETIREMENT VILLAGE van pulls up. and crosses EXT. Carl answers. I. He holds the Shady Oaks pamphlet. Sure. sir. MATCH DISSOLVE TO: EXT.23.NIGHT Lights are on inside the house. CARL’S HOUSE . holding a suitcase. Nurses GEORGE and A. want to say one last goodbye to the old place. Mr. CARL Morning gentlemen. NURSE GEORGE Take all the time you need. He turns to the page marked “STUFF I’M GOING TO DO. Would you do me a favor and take this? Carl hands over his suitcase. walk to Carl’s door and KNOCK. . and the PAINTING of their house by Paradise Falls. He Carl looks at the Adventure Shrine. to the van.” closes the book and sighs. Carl’s brows furrow. CARL I’ll meet you at the van in just a minute. He looks up at the shrine. The nurses head back Carl closes the door. CARL’S HOUSE .. Rather sharply. NURSE GEORGE Good morning. his heart. Fredricksen.J..

Typical.CONTINUOUS Balloons spill colored light into a little girl’s room as the house floats past. Strings tug at the chimney. NURSE GEORGE You’d think he’d take better care of his house. A SHADOW falls over the nurses. The nurses duck and YELL as the house soars over them. The house strains. then break. looks out the window and LAUGHS. APARTMENT . CARL So long boys! I’ll send you a postcard from Paradise Falls! INT. Carl looks out his window. SHOP WINDOW A family watches the house float down the street. Electrical wires spark and snap. NURSE A. . who tentatively waves back. The house rips away from its foundation. EXT. Good riddance.J. Empty helium tanks are strewn on the front lawn. It unfolds to reveal A giant tarp rises behind Carl’s house. THOUSANDS OF BALLOONS. The balloons rise up like some massive multi-colored cumulus cloud forming a thunderhead above the house. He’s probably going to the bathroom for the eightieth time. EXT. TOWN The shadow of the house drifts through an intersection. The house crests the top of a building. Carl Pipes bend. drifting over and away from the city. ABOVE THE TOWN Carl waves at a high-rise window washer.24. They turn to look. EXT.

INT. CARL’S HOUSE. satisfied. He CHUCKLES and settles into his chair. CARL We’re on our way. CARL Huh? . CARL’S HOUSE. CARL’S HOUSE. FLOATING The house drifts through the clouds. and smiles. CARL’S HOUSE. LIVING ROOM The compass needle rotates to point SOUTH. Ellie. KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK. LIVING ROOM Carl relaxes in his chair. LIVING ROOM Carl kisses a photo of Ellie. INT. EXT. CARL’S HOUSE. CARL’S HOUSE. Carl steers using ropes attached to the weather vane. EXT.25. INT. SHADOWS move gently across the fireplace mantle. INT. CARL’S HOUSE The house turns. Carl looks out the window. BEDROOM WINDOW Sails made from stitched-together curtains emerge from the windows and billow in the wind. LIVING ROOM Carl sets a compass next to the map of South America. Carl kneels at the fireplace and plunks the balloon strings tied to the grate. EXT. He closes his eyes He checks the balloons.

Russell runs into the house past Carl. CARL’S HOUSE. He throws it open. The flag on Russell’s backpack blows off and falls through the clouds. CARL What are you doing out here. Fredricksen. Russell.in. Beat. Russell. He stares at the front door. He looks left.. kid? Russell is plastered up against the wall.. Nothing but the porch and clouds.CONTINUOUS Nothing.DAY . Nothing...26. terrified and holding on for dear life. The door opens again. He looks. CARL . He looks right. alright. leaving Russell alone. He looks out the peep hole. Mr. CARL Hm. EXT. RUSSELL I found the snipe and I followed it under your porch. He bolts up and approaches the door. RUSSELL Please let me in? CARL No. you can come. It’s me.. . but this snipe had a long tail and looked more like a large mouse. Carl slams the door. Russell?!! Nothing. PORCH . CARL Oh.. KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK. RUSSELL Hi.

Whoah.” You going to South America.27. RUSSELL Wow. and points at the photo of young Ellie.knock it off! Russell looks out the window in front of him. HALLWAY . you going on a trip? (reads from the engraving) “Paradise Falls: A Land Lost in Time. Russell runs over to the steering rig. Fredricksen? Carl takes the page and puts it in his pocket. He looks into living room. RUSSELL Look at this stuff! Russell chuckles Russell finds Ellie’s house drawing sitting on the pages of the open atlas. house? RUSSELL Is this how you steer your Does it really work? CARL Kid. Carl follows Russell into the living room. Mr. RUSSELL Oh. and that way’s left. most people take a plane. . I’ve never been in a floating house before. CARL Don’t touch that. CARL’S HOUSE. knocking Carl back and forth. panicked. You’ll soil it. but you’re smart because you’ll have all your TV and clocks and stuff. RUSSELL Huh. INT.CONTINUOUS Russell PANTS. would you stop with the -Russell steers and the house tilts. this makes it go right. CARL Let go of the -. Goggles. RUSSELL You know.

28. RUSSELL Hey look, buildings! EXT. CARL’S HOUSE, WINDOW - CONTINUOUS Russell and Carl arrive at the window. RUSSELL That building’s so close I could almost touch it. That gives Carl an idea. CUT TO: Carl lowers Russell on a rope below the floating house. RUSSELL Wow! This is great! You should try this, Mr. Fredricksen! Look, there’s a bus that could take me home two blocks away! (looking up) Hey, I can see your house from here! CARL (struggling to hold on) Don’t jerk around so much, kid! The rope slips through Carl’s hands. Russell FALLS. CUT TO: Carl stands beside Russell at the window. been a daydream. CARL Well, that’s not gonna work. Carl leaves Russell at the window. RUSSELL I know that cloud, it’s a Cumulo Nimbus. Did you know that the Cumulo Nimbus... INT. CARL’S HOUSE, LIVING ROOM - DAY - CONTINUOUS GRUMBLING, Carl kneels at the fireplace to cut a few balloon strings with his housekeys. Russell’s fall had

29. CARL Stayed up all night blowing up balloons, for what? RUSSELL ...warm air goes by cool air, and the airs go by each other and that’s how we get lightning. CARL That’s nice, kid. Carl turns off his hearing aid. Silence. He smiles.

Russell tries to get Carl’s attention. the distance.

A storm is brewing in

RUSSELL (nearly silent) Mr. Fredricksen, there’s a big storm coming. It’s starting to get scary. We’re gonna get blown to bits! We’re in big trouble, Mr. Fredricksen! A huge lightning bolt flash lights up the room. on his hearing aid. CARL What are you doing over there? RUSSELL Look! EXT. CARL’S HOUSE, WINDOW - CONTINUOUS Carl joins Russell at the window. See? RUSSELL Cumulo Nimbus. Carl turns

INT. CARL’S HOUSE, LIVING ROOM - CONTINUOUS The tiny house is heading for a MASSIVE STORM. Carl STRUGGLES to steer the house away but is blown into the storm. The steering mechanism recoils and sends Carl flying. Plates fall from the walls and furniture slides as the house is rocked in the storm. Russell’s backpack slides toward the front door.

30. RUSSELL My pack! Russell HOPS on top of the backpack. RUSSELL Got ya! The pack slides toward the OPEN FRONT DOOR. Russell screams. He’s about to slide out when the house tilts and the door swings shut. The Paradise Falls jar rolls past Carl. Ellie’s chair slides across the room. protect it. He chases after it.

Carl gasps and runs to Carl

The photo of Ellie rocks and slides off the wall. lunges to catch it. EXT. CARL’S HOUSE, FLOATING The storm rages. All goes black.

The house is tossed into the storm clouds.

INT. CARL’S HOUSE, LIVING ROOM - MORNING Carl is asleep. A finger pokes Carl’s face. Nothing. Carl WAKES UP.

The finger pokes Carl’s face again. Whew!

RUSSELL I thought you were dead.

CARL Wha... what happened? Carl STRUGGLES to rise from the pile of Ellie’s things he’d been protecting. RUSSELL I steered us. I did! the house! CARL Steered us? I steered

RUSSELL After you tied your stuff down you took a nap. INT. EXT. RUSSELL Oops. It shows exactly where we are on the planet. so I went ahead and steered us down here. CARL’S HOUSE. Russell holds up his WILDERNESS EXPLORER GPS UNIT. EXT. CARL Huh? EXT. FLOATING Carl and Russell watch the tiny GPS unit descend into the clouds. CARL’S HOUSE. CARL’S HOUSE. tossing the unit out the window. we’ll never be lost! Russell gestures. CARL GP-what? RUSSELL My dad gave it to me. It was a cinch. . FLOATING The house floats motionless above an ocean of clouds. EXT.31. LIVING ROOM RUSSELL Oh we’re in South America all right. CARL’S HOUSE. With this baby. with my Wilderness Explorer GPS. WINDOW Carl opens the window and looks out. WINDOW CARL Can’t tell where we are. CARL’S HOUSE.

CARL’S HOUSE. You just tell the man you want to go back to your mother. RUSSELL Mr. CARL’S HOUSE. LIVING ROOM CARL There. I’ll just use my city bus pass. EXT. Something flashes by them in the fog. take hours to get down. FLOATING The house lowers into the fog. how much longer? CARL Well. INT. Could Carl leans forward. LIVING ROOM Carl kneels by the fireplace and cuts at the balloon strings.) Whoah. FLOATING A small cluster of balloons fly up and away from the house. RUSSELL (O. CARL’S HOUSE. Fredricksen. EXT. CARL We’ll get you down. RUSSELL Nah. INT.S. CARL’S HOUSE. CARL’S HOUSE. Russell follows Carl toward the front door. find a bus stop. RUSSELL Sure. PORCH Carl and Russell stand on the porch as the house moves down into and through the thick. . but I don’t think they have busses in Paradise Falls. that’s gonna be like a billion transfers to get back to my house. That ought to do it. dark clouds.32. Here. EXT. we’re up pretty high. I’ll give you some change for bus fare.

building or something.. Carl GASPS. RUSSELL What was that. RUSSELL Whoah! They slide toward the edge. and stop. CARL Wait. ROCKY LANDSCAPE BAM!!! The house CRASHES into the ground.. CARL (mumbling) .. Mr. A brief view of rocks directly below them.. wait! No don’t. thousands of feet. EXT.. hey! Russell JUMPS onto Carl’s leg and the extra weight pulls them to the ground. hang on! Carl and Russell slide toward the edge of a CLIFF EDGE. They Russell and Carl fly off the porch and onto the ground. land hard. Carl is TERRIFIED. Whoah! CARL Hey..33. MOUNTAIN. Fredricksen? CARL We can’t be close to the ground yet. Another dark object whooshes past them. CARL Russell. don’t.that thing was. Carl’s house is floating away! Carl runs after the GARDEN HOSE dragging across the ground. Walk back! CARL Walk back! The drop is . Carl ducks. don’t! Carl grabs the hose and is PULLED UP in the air.

is PARADISE FALLS.34. I’ll climb up! Russell CLIMBS Carl. yeah. Climb up! RUSSELL You mean assist you? CARL Yeah. He can’t believe it. We made it! Russell. slowly revealing a crescent shaped. Fredricksen. we could float right over there. some ten miles away. flat-topped mountain on which they stand. RUSSELL Okay! Russell PULLS Carl by the leg away from the cliff edge. CARL We made it. Across it. The wind clears the fog. revealing only scattered rocks. RUSSELL Okay.. Ellie. Carl. it’s so beautiful. The wind picks up and they STRUGGLE against it. Fog blankets the mysterious landscape. Ellie. Whatever. Mr. CARL (to house) Don’t worry. stepping on his leg. still hanging from the hose. Carl shows Russell the engraving with the Ellie drawing of the house atop the falls. and face. looks around. Climb up. The landscape is stunning. . CARL (out of breath) Where. Carl stares. I got it. where are we? RUSSELL This doesn’t look like the city or the jungle.. arms. CARL There it is.

exhausted. when you get up there.35. CARL You on the porch yet?! Russell is just inches above Carl. CARL Now. CARL Watch it. go ahead and hoist me up! Got it?! Russell continues to grunt and strain off screen. would you sign off on my badge? CARL What are you talking about? RUSSELL We could walk your house to the falls! CARL Walk it? RUSSELL Yeah. We could walk it right over there. great! Carl paces. if I could assist you over there. Carl considers this. we weigh it down. Like a parade balloon. . RUSSELL Sorry. The hose jiggles as Russell CLIMBS out of frame. CARL What? That’s it?! I came all this way just to get stuck at the wrong end of this rock pile? Aw. He slides down onto Carl’s head. still STRUGGLING to climb. after all. RUSSELL Hey.

Who’s Carl talking to? (shrugs it off) This is fun already. our house over there. CARL We have three days. Oh. They wear the hose like a harness. Ellie.. you’re gonna feel so assisted. RUSSELL Sand! CARL . before the helium leaks out of those balloons.. EXT. . with no rap music or flash-dancing. Russell looks up at the house. The hose descends from the house and “Y”s to tie to both Carl and Russell. RUSSELL Huh. MOUNTAIN. raaar!! The WILDERNESS EXPLORER CALL sets off Carl’s hearing aid. CARL Now. RUSSELL (distracted) Uh-huh. Fredricksen.36. isn’t it? By the time we get there... pulling the house as they walk. at best. we’re gonna walk to the falls quickly and quietly. DAY . He looks up at the house.we’re not getting to the falls! RUSSELL I found sand! Carl ROLLS HIS EYES.LATER The house floats against the sky. We’ll get CARL Don’t you worry. ROCKY LANDSCAPE. Caw caw. Russell inspects his surroundings. And if we’re not at the falls when that happens. Mr. use the Wilderness Explorer call. if we happen to get separated...

A HIGH PITCHED SQUEAL stops the dogs short. Two dark shapes are chasing the prey.CONTINUOUS The hunters surround the prey. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. Each has a light. HIGH-TECH COLLARS. darts on a trip wire. let's play a game. JUNGLE CLEARING . their ears wincing in pain. Something tall blasts through a maze of rocks. one after another. Hunters. stepping out into the light: a sinister Doberman Pinscher. MOUNTAIN. . RUSSELL Wait. They surround the prey. GROVE OF TREES . The dogs head off in pursuit." Cool! RUSSELL My mom loves that game! They head toward Paradise Falls. It’s called: "See who can be quiet the longest. They whimper and run off. a Rottweiler. WOOSH! The bird moves impossibly fast. EXT.DAY Mist hangs ominously over a rocky landscape. and a bulldog. each wearing large.37. Escape looks impossible.CONTINUOUS The prey dodges various TRAPS. some 10 miles away. MOUNTAIN. CLEARING . jumping over the three dogs and escaping in a flash. MOUNTAIN. a hidden net. Why are we going to Paradise Falls again? CARL Hey. EXT. A metal cage slams shut. The prey runs into a clearing surrounded by rocks: a dead end.

Russell. . hold my stuff. RUSSELL I’m tiiiired. we stop? Can CARL Russell! If you don’t hurry up. dragging his feet. RUSSELL Zoology. CARL Which knee? RUSSELL My elbow hurts and I have to go to the bathroom. Okay! RUSSELL Here. CARL I asked you about that five minutes ago! RUSSELL Well.CONTINUOUS Carl steps out from behind a shrub. RUSSELL There’s no tigers in South America. RUSSELL I don’t want to walk anymore.38. CARL Oh. THICK JUNGLE . Russell rolls over to show Carl a badge. MOUNTAIN. his HEARING AID. And my knee hurts. The SQUEALING is in fact CARL Darn thing. I didn’t have to go then! Russell goes limp and lies face down in the dirt. Go on into the bushes and do your business. for the love of Pete. the tigers will eat you. (calling back) C’mon. EXT. would you hurry it up? Russell plods forward.DAY .

Snipe! The footprints continue for a time. Something RUSTLES in the bushes behind him. RUSSELL (O.S. then stop..) Mr. Somehow energized. RUSSELL Here. snipe. RUSSELL I’ve always wanted to try this! Carl waits. Fredricksen? Am I supposed to dig the hole before or after? Eugh! Beat. He turns to look. RUSSELL Huh. RUSSELL (O. Oh. He goes into the woods carrying a small shovel in one hand and a pile of leaves in another. Come on out. secures his rope to a tree and tromps off into the shrubs. MOUNTAIN.) It’s before! CARL None of my concern! Carl covers his ears. He is about to return to Carl when he spots some TRACKS.S. THICK JUNGLE . . standing by the tree his house is tied to. EXT. A BEAK takes a nibble of the chocolate and zips out. Behind him.39. Russell munches on a chocolate bar.CONTINUOUS Russell pats down a mound and SIGHS in satisfaction. clapping. RUSSELL Tracks?! (realizing) Snipe! Huh? Russell follows the tracks into the dark jungle. snipe.. Russell jams his pack into Carl’s hands.

Nice snipe. Another nibble! Nothing there. Don’t be afraid little snipe. did you? RUSSELL Are they tall? CARL Oh yes. RUSSELL Don’t be afraid. they’re very tall. Come on The beak zips back into the bushes. THICK JUNGLE CLEARING Carl checks the knot on his hose harness. little snipe.. Want some more? Russell holds out the chocolate. RUSSELL I found the snipe! CARL (humoring him) Oh. Russell turns. I am a Wilderness Explorer so I am a friend to all of nature.. A massive shadowy creature rises up over Russell. Hi boy. Nice. RUSSELL Come on.40. Russell and the .. out. nibbles. MOUNTAIN. RUSSELL .giant snipe! EXT.. massive creature step up behind him. The beak pokes out and RUSSELL Don’t eat it all. Good little snipe. Zip! RUSSELL Ha! Gotcha! Russell peers into the shrub.

swinging him around playfully. CARL What is that thing?! RUSSELL It’s a snipe! CARL There’s no such thing as a snipe! RUSSELL But you said snipes eat-Carl grabs Russell. Next to Russell stands a 13 foot tall. Carl pokes at the bird with his cane. The bird HISSES at Carl and grabs Russell back. multicolored BIRD. It takes Russell up into a tree. trying to scare it off. It looks scary and fun. get out of here. pulling him away from the bird. CARL Go on. RUSSELL Whoah! Russell GIGGLES. RUSSELL Do they like chocolate? Oh yeCARL Chocolate? Carl turns to look.41. Go on! Shoo! The bird HISSES. RUSSELL (laughing) Whoah! Whoah! It cradles . Russell like a baby. Carl SCREAMS. RUSSELL Do they have a lot of colors? CARL They do indeed.

Fredricksen is nice! Russell pats Carl on the head. CARL Get out of here. Hey! The bird eats it.42. it’s okay. CARL Aaaah! RUSSELL Uh-oh! No no no no no Kevin. look Mr. CARL Hey. Mr. Fredricksen. Go on. The bird pats Carl on the head with its beak. that’s his name I just gave him. Beat it! Vamoose! Scram! Carl waves his cane. Russell! RUSSELL (laughing) Hey. CARL “Kevin”? RUSSELL Yeah. RUSSELL (laughing) No stop. HISSING and CARL That’s mine! The bird chokes and the cane comes back up. The bird sets Russell down. . ruffling its feathers. CARL Careful. git! It stalks Carl. that tickles! Carl pokes the bird with his cane. it likes me! CARL Russell! The bird grooms Russell.

CARL Shoo. beat it. The bird mimics him. Sheesh! CARL Can you believe this. Carl gives up and throws his hands in the air.” CARL That doesn’t even rhyme. It POPS. Russell points up to the roof of Carl’s house. Hey. look! RUSSELL Kevin! CARL What? Get down! You’re not allowed up there! The bird is on Carl’s roof. I’ll change his newspapers.. GRUMBLING.. The bird coughs up the deflated balloon. RUSSELL Yeah it does. RUSSELL Can we keep him? Please?? I’ll get the food for him. It swallows a balloon. The bird mimics this as well. CARL Go on. I’ll walk him. RUSSELL (reciting) “An Explorer is a friend to all. CARL You come down here right now! The bird jumps down and hides behind Russell. Aaah! Carl shoos the bird away. shoo! Get out of here. CARL No.43. Russell GIGGLES. be it plants or fish or tiny mole. Ellie? RUSSELL Ellie? (gets idea) (MORE) .

Russell discreetly drops chocolate pieces along their trail. . The bird HISSES at Carl. Carl walks toward the man. VOICE (O. ROCKY LANDSCAPE . The bird follows. In the midst. still totally visible.DAY Carl and Russell pull the house through the mist. Oh! CARL Hello sir! Thank goodness. MOUNTAIN. are you okay over there? The bird dashes away.S.) Hey.44. CARL Go on. hello? Carl and Russell look around. Uh-huh. could I keep the bird? Uh-huh. EXT. RUSSELL (cont'd) Uh. get out of here. Shoo! Go annoy someone else for a while. (to Carl) She said for you to let me. eating. CARL Uh. some 100 feet away. they see the FIGURE OF A MAN. CARL (to Ellie) But I told him no -(catches himself) I told you no! N-O. CARL It’s nice to know someone else is up here! VOICE I can smell you. hey Ellie. CARL I see you back there! It “hides” behind a rock.

we’re not allowed to have dogs in my apartment. Carl stops. RUSSELL Hey. CARL Hey. that one looks like a turtle! Sure enough.45. who nervously pets it. they realize the man is in fact a ROCK. As they get closer. What? CARL You can smell us? VOICE I can smell you. RUSSELL It is a dog! CARL What? RUSSELL Uh. RUSSELL Look at that one! like a dog! The “rock” walks forward. The dog nuzzles Russell. That one looks . I like dogs! CARL (calls out) We have your dog! (to self) Wonder who he belongs to? RUSSELL Sit boy. Russell points to another rock shape. RUSSELL You were talking to a rock. RUSSELL Hey. Russell GIGGLES.

CARL Uh. . I have just met you and I love you. Dug jumps up on to Carl. RUSSELL Speak.wha? Dug wears a high-tech collar. CARL It’s not possible.. DUG Oh it is. CARL Did that dog just say “Hi there?” DUG Oh yes. False alarm. DUG My master made me this collar. DUG Hi there. DUG My name is Dug. Uh-huh. DUG My master is good and smart. He is a good and smart master and he made me this collar so that I may talk -. RUSSELL Hey look. Carl and Russell freeze. It can talk. The dog sits. he’s trained! Shake! The dog raises his paw and Russell shakes it. Carl JUMPS back. The dog’s thoughts come out of it as words through a speaker.46. it talks non-stop.SQUIRREL!! Dug stares transfixed at a tree. because my master is smart. Unfortunately.

47. DUG And here’s howling! Dug HOWLS. . Dug sniffs the ground around Carl and Russell. DUG Hey would you(click) -cuerdo con tigo(click) I use that collar(click) -watashi wa hanashi ma(click) -to talk with. DUG I am a great tracker. learn how to bark like a real dog! DUG Oh I can bark! Dug BARKS. don’t touch that. RUSSELL Cool! What do these do. that is the bird! I have never seen one up close but this is the bird. CARL Russell. It could be radioactive or something. I would be happy if you stopped. My pack sent me on a special mission all by myself. I am a great tracker. did I mention that? BAM! The bird tackles Dug and HISSES. DUG Hey. Have you seen a bird? I want to find one and I have been on the scent. The bird HISSES at Dug. boy? He inspects the collar and twists a dial. (to Carl) May I take your bird back to camp as my prisoner? CARL Yes! Take it! And on the way.

a Rottweiler. GAMMA Oh. Soon enough the bird will be ours yet again.DAY Footprints. RUSSELL Can we keep him? Please please please? CARL No. . This is GAMMA. EXT. bird’s scent! I picked up the A second dog: BETA. BETA Wait a minute. Let’s get to the falls. RUSSELL But it’s a talking dog! CARL It’s just a weird trick or something. a Doberman pinscher. ALPHA (high-pitched voice) No. We’d better tell him someone took the bird. sits with his back to them. Carl grabs Russell. as does Dug. MOUNTAIN. Oh please oh please be my prisoner. Master will not be pleased. THICK JUNGLE CLEARING . right Alpha? ALPHA. A dog’s nose follows the tracks.48. pleading. GAMMA I’m getting prunes and denture cream! Who are they? BETA Ah man. wait a minute! What is this? Chocolate. a bulldog. here it is. The bird follows. Russell falls to his knees. I smell chocolate. DUG Please be my prisoner.

your voice sounds funny! Beta and Gamma LAUGH. but the second Master finds out you sent Dug out by himself. my compadres and you two shall have much rewardings from Master for the toil factor you wage. Alpha turns. But maybe Dug would. Do you not agree with that which I am saying to you now? BETA Sure. False alarm. Beta and Gamma SNICKER derisively. You . Mayhaps you desire to -. You must have bumped it. ALPHA (CONT’D) Find the scent. Beta and Gamma look at each other. I wonder if he’s found the bird on his very special mission. Ha ha ha. ALPHA Beta. as if he’s breathed in helium. His fool’s errand will keep him most occupied. might want to ask him. BETA Hey Alpha. GAMMA Yeah.49. none of us will get a treat.SQUIRREL! All three dogs look for the squirrel. ALPHA Do not mention Dug to me at this time. most occupied indeed. They stop laughing. ALPHA (CONT'D) Mayhaps you desire to challenge the ranking that I have been assigned by my strength and cunning? BETA No no. Gamma. Alpha’s voice is high and squeaky. GAMMA Yeah. I think there’s something wrong with your collar.

the dogs get a fleeting glimpse of a boy’s face. On the collar screen. Dug. the bird is my prisoner now. in. my trusted Lieutenant.50. ALPHA Impossible! Where are you?! DUG I am here with the bird and I will bring it back and then you will like me. Hi Alpha. ALPHA (CONT'D) This is Alpha calling Dug. . right. I know! bird? Have you seen the DUG Why yes. Alpha powers up a video screen on Beta’s collar. Oh. Come The screen shows ground moving past: the view from Dug’s collar. RUSSELL (on video screen) Hey Dug! Who you talking to? The video screen goes blank. your voice sounds ALPHA I know. It’s Russell. GAMMA Yeah. DUG Hey. The screen view adjusts to see the bird. ALPHA You are wise. funny. It hisses. gotta go. BETA What’s Dug doing? GAMMA Why’s he with that small mailman? The dogs BARK excitedly.

still clamped onto it’s leg. bird. He turns his anger to the group. MOUNTAIN. CARL I am not your master! The bird tries to shake Dug off its leg. SMASH! Carl GASPS. Dug jumps up on it. bird! Hey! RUSSELL Quit it! DUG I am jumping on you now. DUG Oh please oh please oh PLEASE be my prisoner! RUSSELL Dug. which pulls on Carl’s tether. Come on! The dogs sprint off into the jungle. knocking Russell over. CARL Russell! At this rate we’ll never get to the falls! Carl pulls on the tether. JUNGLE . Russell tries to separate them.51. once again. EXT.DAY The bird drags Dug. locates Dug. Carl falls. stop bothering Kevin! DUG That man there says I can take the bird and I love that man there like he is my master. ALPHA There he is. The bird HISSES. pulling the house into a tall rock. . A TRACKING DEVICE DUG I am warning you. BETA Where are they? Alpha pushes a button on Beta’s collar.

(points to Russell) I’m stuck with you. (points to Dug) .and I don’t want you here. got it? (points to bird) I don’t want you here. . oh boy! I will get it and then bring it back! CARL (whispers) Quick Russell.. And if you two don’t clear out of here by the time I count to threeDug sees the tennis balls on Carl’s cane. Bird. want the ball! CARL Go get it!! Carl throws the ball far away. give me some chocolate. Carl THROWS the chocolate. I do.52. CARL I am nobody’s master. CARL Bird! The bird runs after it. RUSSELL Why? CARL Just give it to me! Carl grabs some chocolate and waves it at the bird. DUG Oh boy.. A ball! Ball? Carl pops off one of the tennis balls. CARL You want it boy? Huh? Huh? Yeah? DUG Oh boy oh boy! CARL A ball! DUG Oh oh oh! Yes. I do ever so Dug chases after it.

CARL C’mon Russell! Wait. Carl sits down on a rock. Carl He slips. BREATHING HARD. we’re pretty far now.. MOUNTAIN TREETOPS Above the tree line. MOUNTAIN HILLSIDE Carl pulls them down a slope. RUSSELL Hey.CONTINUOUS They climb over a ridge. . MOUNTAIN JUNGLE RUSSELL What are we doing? Carl pushes through thick jungle leaves. MOUNTAIN STREAM Carl and Russell crossing the river balance on rocks. EXT. Dug and the bird are nowhere in sight. the house SMASHES into a tree. MOUNTAIN STEEP HILLSIDE Carl climbs up the hill. MOUNTAIN.. Mr. Kevin’s gonna miss me. EXT. Fredricksen. JUNGLE CLEARING . He FALLS over a dead branch. EXT. CARL Daah! EXT. RUSSELL Wait. EXT. uh.53. slips and his foot goes into the water. EXT. Carl grabs Russell and runs. BUGS buzz around him. CARL Aaahh.

sitting around a pathetic flickering campfire.) Which one’s the front? Russell struggles to set up the tent. He RUSSELL Is this step three. asleep. Beneath it. thanks for keeping us dry anyway. Ellie. trying to winch it into place. MOUNTAIN. CARL Afternoon. An off screen SMACK! he looks unscathed. Carl can’t watch. RUSSELL (O. or step five? Carl ROLLS HIS EYES at Russell’s ineptness. RUSSELL There! Russell struggles with a tent pole. Master.S. Dug drops the slobbery ball on Carl’s lap. With the ball in his mouth. Dug. Lightning flashes reveal rain pouring down on the house. All done. He reads his manual. Carl and Russell are kept dry. revealing a large RED WELT on his face. Carl looks at Dug. CARL I think that did the trick. . EXT. DUG Hi. FLAT ROCKY AREA . CARL Well. Russell turns. rolls his eyes and looks up at the house. He turns. It HONKS at him. Carl turns the other way.NIGHT A clap of thunder. Russell walks to Carl. wrapped around the bird’s leg. The bird. RUSSELL Miraculously.54.

RUSSELL Well. never outside.. I said it. RUSSELL Alright. RUSSELL Tents are hard.55. I never actually built a tent before. haven’t you? RUSSELL Well. he’s away a lot. can I tell you a secret? CARL No. but. him much. CARL Well. CARL Wait. catapulting the tent over the cliff. There. Awh. why didn’t you ask your Dad how to build a tent? RUSSELL I don’t think he wants to talk about this stuff. .. I don’t see CARL He’s got to be home sometime. here goes. RUSSELL (pointing to tent) That’s for you! The tent pole springs loose. aren't you “Super Wilderness Guy?" With the GPM’s and the badges? RUSSELL Yeah. CARL You’ve been camping before. CARL Why don’t you try him sometime? Maybe he’ll surprise you.

badge on Russell’s sash. Don’t want to wake up the traveling flea circus. We have to protect him! Russell YAWNS and lies down on the rock next to Carl. RUSSELL But he promised he’d come to my Explorer ceremony to pin on my Assisting the Elderly badge. CARL Phyllis? You call your own mother by her first name? RUSSELL Phyllis isn’t my mom. but Phyllis told me I bug him too much. Dug nuzzles around the sleeping bird’s leg. He looks at the missing CARL Hey. RUSSELL Well. uh. Carl realizes he put his foot in it. right? Carl studies Russell’s sad optimism. RUSSELL Can Kevin go with us? Alright. RUSSELL Promise you won’t leave him? CARL Yeah. why don’t you get some sleep. . CARL He can come. CARL Oh.56. watching the fire. RUSSELL Mr. I called. Fredricksen. Dug says he wants to take Kevin prisoner. so he can show me about tents then. The two sit silently together.

the others asleep. Maybe Russell won’t notice. Carl’s hand smacks it like an alarm clock. FLAT ROCKY AREA . Bird’s gone. DUG Find the bird. CARL Cross my heart. The bird is gone. Ellie? DISSOLVE TO: EXT. CARL We better get moving. POINT! Find the bird. Carl sits at the campfire. find Kevin! Dug crazily searches and sniffs. RUSSELL Where’s Kevin? He’s wandered off! Kevin! Dug.. everybody up! Russell sits up with a SNORT. CARL Morning Sweetheart. MOUNTAIN. (calls out) Alright.57. RUSSELL Cross your heart? Carl looks down at Russell. looking up at the house.. Dug goes rigid like a pointer dog and “points” to the left.MORNING A frog sits next to Carl’s glasses. Carl rises. . The balloons on the house are wilting. He scans the camp. head and looks up at the house. It CROAKS. He shakes his CARL Huh. CARL What have I got myself into. looking for the bird. The frog hops away.

RUSSELL Oh. the LABYRINTH. CARL What is it doing? DUG The bird is calling to her babies. get off of his <<roof>>! In the distance. Dug turns around. The bird “hugs” Russell goodbye and pats Carl on the head with her beak. . Russell points to the right. Miles off is a huge grouping of rocks. She HISSES at Dug. DUG POINT! The bird has gathered a pile of food on Carl’s roof. RUSSELL Her babies! Kevin’s a girl? The bird gobbles the food and jumps off the roof. DUG Her house is over there in those twisty rocks. BABY BIRDS call out.58. look! There he is. CARL Hey. we gotta make sure they’re together. Kevin’s just leaving? But you promised to protect her! RUSSELL Her babies need her. that’s my food! roof! Get off my The bird is on top of Carl’s DUG Yeah. RUSSELL Wait. house. DUG She has been gathering food for her babies and must get back to them. baby birds call from somewhere inside. The The bird CALLS back.

The bird hurries off toward the labyrinth. yes. CARL Huh? RUSSELL Kevin? Beta and Gamma. EDGE OF JUNGLE . Since I have said that. Carl rolls his eyes and SIGHS.. Carl protects Russell with his cane.. She scampers back toward the house. Because you sent her away. MOUNTAIN. He turns toward Dug. DUG Oh. I can see how you would think that. Carl gathers up . Dug is conflicted. Alpha walks forward and stares menacingly at Carl. RUSSELL This was her favorite chocolate. FLAT ROCKY AREA Russell chews on some chocolate. MOUNTAIN. the hose tether. We’ve lost enough time already. EXT. there’s more for you.MOMENTS LATER The bird rounds a corner and hears rustling in the bushes ahead. CARL Sorry Russell. run toward Carl and Russell. Oh. ALPHA (high-pitched voice) Where’s the bird? You said you had the bird. RUSSELL Yeah.59. yes. viciously barking and growling. They hear rustling from the bushes behind them. EXT.

Carl and Russell look at Dug. MOUNTAIN. Alpha BARKS angrily. He turned on them! Dug ALPHA Master will be most pleased we have found them. Carl and Russell watch Before them is a MASSIVE CAVE OPENING. (commanding. DESOLATE ROCKY AREA . Dug follows. we’re not going with you.60. Dogs patrol the tops of the canyon walls. tomorrow. and on the roof: THE BIRD. ALPHA Where is it? DUG Uh. The house is pulled after them. Yes. and will ask of them many questions.DAY Alpha leads Carl and Russell through a canyon. They round a bend. CARL Get away from me! Get down! The dogs lead Carl and Russell like prisoners. to Carl) Come! CARL Wait. warily and continue their march. EXT. Four more large dogs join the group. ALPHA You lost it. We’re going to the falls! Gamma and Beta BARK fiercely at Carl. at least you now have lead us to the small mailman and The One Who Smells of Prunes. Why do I not have a surprised feeling? Well. . shamefully lowers his head. Come back tomorrow and then I will again have the bird.

EXT. this is all a misunderstanding. From the darkness a voice: VOICE (O. MOUNTAIN.. The figure walks out toward Carl into the light. I’d be happy to oblige! The dogs LAUGH uproariously at the man’s joke. are you? But if you need to borrow a cup of sugar. It VOICE That is the darndest thing I’ve ever seen! You’re not after my bird.S. My dogs made a mistake. More dogs approach from the side. DOZENS OF DOGS step out of the cave. CAVE ENTRANCE The house and balloon canopy are dwarfed as the group approaches the huge cave opening. the dogs surround Carl and Russell.) Stay! The dogs stop. yeah.. recognizes him! CARL Wait. examines Carl. Yes.. Every way Carl turns there are more dogs! Growling and snarling. VOICE Well. Carl . A figure peers out from the darkness. Carl and Russell laugh along nervously...61.. Russell. Closer. Carl and Russell stop. are you Charles Muntz?! MUNTZ Well. VOICE You came here in that? CARL Uh. and the floating house.. closer.. VOICE In a house? A floating house? The man laughs.

62. Hungry? MUNTZ You must be tired.” MUNTZ “Adventure is out there!” Carl GIGGLES with glee. MUNTZ Well. Carl joins in. Muntz is charmed. we were your biggest fans! Carl rushes to shake Muntz’s hand. They are our guests. you’re a man of good taste! Muntz LAUGHS at his joke. My wife and I. . RUSSELL Uh-huh. CARL It’s really him! (to Russell) That’s Charles Muntz! RUSSELL (excited) It is?!? (considers) Who’s Charles Muntz? CARL Him! Yes! DOG WALLA It is him! He is! CARL I’m Carl Fredricksen. MUNTZ (to dogs) Attention everyone! These people are no longer intruders. CARL The Charles Muntz? Muntz gives him the “thumbs up. The dogs CHEER.

S. CARL Jiminy Cricket. DOG WALLA Follow me! I like you temporarily. where Carl ties off the house. . BETA Not you. CARL Wait up.) I’m sorry about the dogs -. CARL We’re not actually going inside the “Spirit of Adventure” itself?! Oh. You do smell like prunes.) We weren’t! MUNTZ Go ahead and moor your airship right next to mine. Muntz gestures to a pylon.S. Dug follows. Muntz and the dogs walk up the gangplank of the dirigible. CAVE . INT. Muntz walks into the cave. Mr. MUNTZ Would you like to? CARL Would I?!?! Carl GIGGLES like a little boy. Carl’s eyes adjust to the dark.63.hope they weren’t too rough on you. Muntz! Carl and Russell follow up the ramp. Muntz’s dirigible the “Spirit of Adventure” is tethered in the cave.CONTINUOUS CARL Wow. Carl and Russell excitedly follow. I will not bite you. but is blocked by Alpha and Beta. MUNTZ (O. GAMMA (O.

Dug WHIMPERS. and rare cultural artifacts. GAMMA What do we do with Dug? ALPHA He has lost the bird. the Cone of Shame.TROPHY ROOM Carl and Russell are speechless as they walk into the room. ‘Course I kept the best for myself. CARL Did you ever! Will you look at that? MUNTZ Oh yes. Gamma and Beta walk into the dirigible.. Dug sits Put him in MUNTZ Oh. Muntz waves it off.. DIRIGIBLE GANGPLANK . surprise me. forlornly with a PLASTIC CONE around his neck.64. It’s a treasure trove of giant skeletons. London. A dog approaches carrying a menu. (to Carl) Only way to get it out of Ethiopia at the time was to have it declared as “dental equipment!” Muntz LAUGHS. a dog can’t resist gnawing at one . Munich. MUNTZ Most of the collection is housed in the world’s top museums: New York. DUG I do not like the Cone of Shame. Various servant dogs dust and polish as Muntz leads Carl and Russell through the room. EXT. of the bones. the Arsinoitherium. Beast charged while I was brushing my teeth.MOMENTS LATER Alpha. DIRIGIBLE . INT. Behind him. stuffed creatures. Used my shaving kit to bring him down.

the Giant Somalian Leopard Tortoise! MUNTZ Oh. RUSSELL I liked his other voice. MUNTZ He and I fell into a habit of playing gin rummy in the evenings. excellent choice.. (to Carl) I found it on safari with Roosevelt. Muntz glances at the bottle. that loose wire again. broken translator. MUNTZ Hm. Muntz LAUGHS. And did he cheat? Oh. dinner is served! way. CARL Oh my gosh. Right this It’s . dinner is ready. Russell reacts. Two dogs work together to remove the cork from the bottle. ALPHA (high-pitched voice) Master. MUNTZ Well. he was horrible! Muntz and Carl LAUGH. fixes it) There you go big fella. Alpha interrupts. POP! They sloppily pour two glasses.. MUNTZ Oh dear. you recognize it? I’m impressed! That’s an interesting story there.65. A dog approaches with a bottle of champagne in his mouth. ALPHA (deep scary voice) Thank you Master. (leans down.

you’ve done it again! RUSSELL Yes!! Russell is served a hot dog. CARL Oh my Ellie would have loved all this. Epsilon. RUSSELL Hey! Carl looks around.66. MUNTZ Oh. it’s because of you she had this dream to come down here and live by Paradise Falls. DIRIGIBLE. He gestures toward HIS HOUSE. eats a bite. Please. Dogs pull back chairs for them. but I have unfinished work here.. RUSSELL Hey! Another dog pours some juice then takes a big slurp from his glass. You know. DINING ROOM Muntz leads Carl and Russell into the dining room and up to a large table. His waiter can’t resist and . They sit. MUNTZ So how are things stateside? Almost tempted to go back a few times.. look at each other. The meals look delicious. tethered outside the porthole window. Dog waiters place MUNTZ I hope you’re hungry because Epsilon is the finest chef I’ve ever had. INT. napkins on their laps. Dogs bring out covered plates. still enthralled. and remove the silver plate covers at the same time.

He looks over to a full size skeleton. Kevin. all of THE BIRD... And now you’ve made it! CARL You’re sure we’re not a bother? I’d hate to impose. come to steal what’s rightfully mine.. The dogs erupt into excited barking. feathers.. down. (MORE) . In the excitement a dog swipes the rest of Russell’s hot dog. dah! But once I bring back this creature. Having guests is a delight... those.. More often I get thieves. MUNTZ No no! It’s a pleasure to have guests -. my name will be cleared. CARL No! Muntz picks up a lantern and walks to the back of the room..a real treat. quiet! Calm down. Hundreds of them. MUNTZ I’m honored. MUNTZ Beautiful. RUSSELL Hey! MUNTZ (CONT’D) Shouldn’t’ve used that word. This is Muntz’s obsession. isn’t it? I’ve spent a lifetime tracking it.67. MUNTZ They called me a fraud.. Treat?! DOG WALLA Treat! I want a treat! Calm MUNTZ No no. samples. Sometimes years go by between sightings.. drawings. The lantern illuminates photographs.

Can’t go in after it. Once in. CARL But it ran off! Muntz stares. there’s no way out. How? .68. Muntz and Alpha exchange glances. Muntz is lost in reverie.. He walks to a table full of flight helmets. Carl swipes the chocolate from Russell and pockets it. It’s gone now.. Lost so many dogs. RUSSELL She likes chocolate. She goes ga-ga for it.. MUNTZ And here they come.. these bandits. MUNTZ (cont'd) I’ve tried to smoke it out of that deathly labyrinth where it lives. that looks like Kevin! MUNTZ “Kevin?” RUSSELL Yeah! That’s my new giant bird pet. RUSSELL Hey. I gave her some of my chocolate. and think the bird is theirs to take! But they soon find that this mountain is a very dangerous place. MUNTZ Follow you? Impossible. Distracted Russell finally notices the skeleton. MUNTZ Chocolate? RUSSELL Yeah. Russell holds up a chocolate bar to show Muntz. I trained it to follow us.

Muntz follows behind them slowly. Carl gets up and pulls Russell from the table. menacingly. Come on Russell. Muntz topples a helmet from the table. MUNTZ An old man taking his house to Paradise Falls. MUNTZ Oh. He drops the helmet. Using his cane. rolls across the floor. MUNTZ A “Botanist” cataloguing plants. Muntz topples another helmet. you’re not leaving? CARL We don’t want to take advantage of your hospitality. MUNTZ You know. He lifts a third to show Carl. sits THE BIRD! CARL Well! It’s been a wonderful evening. Out the window. I can't wait to hear how it ends. sitting on the roof of his house. It rolls to Carl’s feet. These people who pass through here. . Carl. they all tell pretty good stories.69. Carl leads Russell toward the door. RUSSELL But we haven’t even had dessert yet. It MUNTZ That's the best one yet. but we’d better be going. Carl glances around nervously. A “Surveyor” making a map.

you really must stay. RUSSELL DUG (O.S. I insist! We have so much more to talk about! A distant HAUNTED WAIL. Atop the roof he Everyone stops. Dogs block the cave opening.70.. RUSSELL They’re coming! Carl and Russell run toward the cave opening..) Master. sees THE BIRD. Carl pulls Russell along. over here! . but they’re gone. MUNTZ Oh. MUNTZ (to dogs) Get them! INT. Epsilon here makes a delicious Cherries Jubilee. He turns back to Carl. MUNTZ No. CARL Hurry! RUSSELL I am hurrying! Dogs descend down the ramp behind them. Carl stops short. Kevin? Muntz walks to the window and looks out. the boy’s right. You haven’t had dessert. MUNTZ It’s here. Muntz following behind like something out of a bad dream. CAVE Carl and Russell untie Carl’s house from the pylon.

MOUNTAIN. She jumps off the house and lifts Carl and Russell on her back. Dug points to a tunnel opening deeper inside the cave. Alpha bites at his heels. The bird sees the dogs. She runs through the cave. closing in on Carl and Russell. He caused the avalanche! DUG Go on Master! dogs! I will stop the Dug is up on the Carl The dogs are getting Dug jumps down to block the path of the approaching dogs. pulling Russell onto the ground. The house lowers. Russell gets BUMPED around badly. Ahead. EXT. and Russell run toward him. The lift from the overhead balloons allows Carl and Russell to leap down the incline. master! Dogs climb down the rocks. canyon wall. BANG BANG BANG! Balloons pop as they scrape across the ceiling. There’s no choice but to JUMP. like astronauts.71. Russell and Carl HANG ON for dear life.CONTINUOUS The dogs close in on Russell. a giant rock sits in their path. closer. . Carl tugs at the house but it CRASHES against the rock. Carl fends off Alpha with his cane. CARL Get back!! Alpha is about to bite when an avalanche of boulders rains down! The dogs stop short. CARL Russell! Dragging on the ground. Carl looks back as the bird keeps running. DUG Go toward the light. CANYON . The cave leads to a steep incline. towing the house behind her.

72. RUSSELL (O. and forth wildly in the air. still intact. Carl looks above to see the house’s momentum pulling forward. RUSSELL Hang on to Kevin! Carl grabs onto Kevin and picks Dug up by the collar. Carl painfully gets up. The dogs It’s She Russell swings back He breathes a SIGH OF RELIEF. A river winds 100 feet below. the house’s momentum carries them across the chasm. Alpha bites Dug by the neck and throws him out of the path. The bird jumps from rock spire to spire. Just as the dogs reach our gang. Russell SWINGS OUT over the abyss. RUSSELL Help! Help! Russell does the WILDERNESS EXPLORER CALL.S.) Kevin! The bird tries to stand but SQUAWKS pitifully and falls back to the ground. Russell rushes to her side. Meanwhile Dug manages to rejoin his friends. He looks up at his house. DUG Stop you dogs!! The dogs run around Dug. CARL Gimme your hand! Carl holds out his cane so that Russell can GRAB it and Carl PULLS him back onto the bird. Alpha bites the bird on the leg but is kicked loose and falls into the river below. rounds a corner. Russell dragging along behind.A CLIFF EDGE. are stuck on the other side. but just in time to reach the end of the line -. Carl LANDS HARD but safely across the river chasm. The bird carries Carl. .

73. then to his house. it was Dug. and a signal zeroes in on Dug’s location. She CARL But we’ve got to hurry. Alright. MUNTZ Wait a minute. Can’t we help her get home? Carl looks at the bird’s wounds.. He helped He leans over a RADAR TRACKING DEVICE. And he hates himself for it. Dug. Russell applies a bandage. Wait. MUNTZ You lost them? BETA Uh. the BIRD BABIES call. can’t stand. but can’t. He looks to the rock maze. Kevin CALLS back to them. them escape! Muntz snarls in anger.. From the distant labyrinth of rocks. he’s with them. GAMMA Yeah. Russell runs to her side. INT. He knows the right thing to do. CUT TO: EXT. .NIGHT .CONTINUOUS DUG’S COLLAR SCREEN powers on. (to Carl) She’s hurt real bad. COCKPIT Dripping wet dogs cower in front of a menacing Muntz. DIRIGIBLE. RUSSELL No no no! Kevin! Stay down. MOUNTAIN . She tries to stand. The bird’s leg has been injured badly by the dog bite.

. Kevin? Kevin goes back to sleep. They pull the house. kid. . Carl and Russell peek out from behind a tree. it’s not how they made it sound in my book. CARL Careful Russell. Mr.. RUSSELL You okay.74. DUG Hey. The house bumps into a tree. A squirrel walks up to a tree and says I forgot to store acorns for winter and now I am dead. Dug. get used to that. RUSSELL You know what. Fredricksen? The wilderness isn’t quite what I expected. CARL Hmm. keeping it hidden behind the trees. Dug scampers back to Carl and Russell. CARL This is crazy. oblivious. Ha! It is funny because the squirrel gets dead. I know a joke. I finally meet my childhood hero and he’s trying to kill us! What a joke. Yeah? CARL How so? RUSSELL It’s kinda. wild. who pull the house from behind a tree canopy. Russell looks at her BANDAGED LEG. I mean. looks out over the landscape. my pack is not following us! Boy they are dumb. CARL See anything? DUG No. sniffing. jostling the injured BIRD on the porch.

RUSSELL Look. Carl and Russell LAUGH. Kevin is reenergized by the sound of her babies. and I’ll count all the blue cars and he counts all the red ones. off ahead. He’s really good at camping. there it is! Russell spots the labyrinth. right outside. now close by. Russell smiles at the thought. Russell helps Kevin off the porch and the group run toward the labyrinth entrance. but is pulled back by his tether. Then we’d sit on this one curb. The bird babies CALL OUT in the distance. RUSSELL And afterwards we’d go get ice cream at Fentons. Carl understands. CARL Look at that bird go! CARL Wait up. Carl unclips Russell’s tether. but I think the boring stuff is the stuff I remember the most. and whoever gets the most. I always get chocolate and he gets butterbrickle. I like that curb. securing the house. stand still! He tries to run Carl ties the hose harnesses to a tree. wins.75. and how to make fire from rocks and stuff. CARL Hold on Russell. Kevin CALLS BACK. RUSSELL That might sound boring. RUSSELL My dad made it sound so easy. He looks up at Carl. LAUGHING. They walk in silence. He used to come to all my Sweatlodge meetings. you overgrown chicken! She runs .

CONTINUOUS CARL No! Carl panics. CARL Russell. LIVING ROOM . MUNTZ (O. RUSSELL That’s it. go Kevin! babies! Go find your Just as they approach the entrance to the labyrinth. Heat waves ripple up. Ellie’s photo crashes to the floor. . Flames burst up beneath the house.CONTINUOUS Inside the living room. give me your knife! Carl saws frantically at the net. RUSSELL Run Kevin! Run! A net shoots out and binds her. MUNTZ’S DIRIGIBLE lowers overhead. EXT. LABYRINTH GATE . a group of dogs drag forward CARL’S HOUSE. RUSSELL Oh no! The net catches on a rock. Muntz motions to the dogs. dropping the knife. Beside them. Muntz hurls a lit lantern. knocking him down and grabbing the bird in the net. She falls and CALLS OUT.) Get away from my bird! Muntz and his dogs descend from the dirigible.S. Carl’s house LOWERS Balloons POP. into the fire. He rushes toward the house. MOUNTAIN. CARL’S HOUSE.76. a fierce spotlight hits them. Carl and Russell run to her aid. They swarm past Russell. INT. RUSSELL No! Carl pulls his house away from the flames.

The dirigible flies off. none of this would have happened! Bad dog! Bad dog! Dug slinks off. MUNTZ Careful. RUSSELL Kevin! Carl beats out the flames with his jacket. DUG It’s alright. We want her in good shape for my return. . Muntz follows the bird up the ramp of the dirigible. Carl collapses on the side of his house. Russell falls in behind. tail between his legs.77. He walks off. The bird CALLS OUT plaintively as the dogs drag her into the dirigible. but the gangplank closes. You just gave He extinguishes CARL This is none of my concern. whether you assist me or not. Carl angrily puts on the harness. didn’t ask for any of this! Master. her away. RUSSELL You gave away Kevin. An angry dawn breaks. RUSSELL Let her go! Stop! Russell runs after the dogs. the flames. CARL Now. I CARL I am not your master! And if you hadn’t a shown up. I am going to Paradise Falls if it kills me.

78. INT. slides the table into position. Carl rights Ellie’s chair. He’s back in his house for INT. He sits on a rock. Russell throws his sash on the ground. Torrents of water careen over the massive cliff edge. just like Ellie wanted.CONTINUOUS The door opens. RUSSELL (O. He pushes their two chairs back into their place. sets the lamp upright. Carl drops the hose harness and walks to the edge of a cliff. .MORNING With the last of his energy. Carl pulls the house across the rocky landscape. MOUNTAIN HILLSIDE . MOUNTAIN. ROCKY TERRAIN .CONTINUOUS Carl and Ellie’s things are strewn across the floor. Behind him. He walks up the steps of his house. the real house. PARADISE FALLS . Russell walks behind.) Here. Carl takes out Ellie’s childhood drawing. a mess from the rough journey. empty.MORNING He looks over. Next to him stands Carl picks up the sash. He’s finally made it: Paradise Falls. EXT.S. LIVING ROOM . Russell’s harness drags along side. alone. CARL’S HOUSE.DAY Now barely aloft. Russell walks away. Carl steps in. EXT. Carl drags the house into place. RUSSELL I don’t want this anymore. the first time in days. EXT. HALLWAY . CARL’S HOUSE. The house groans as it comes to rest.

ELLIE. Carl surveys the room. in their chairs. He looks to Ellie’s chair. He managed to bring the house to the falls. save the distant sound of the falls outside. Another and another. CARL Russell? On the arm is . photos of their ordinary life together. Carl sighs. remembering the newspaper clippings and old photographs.NOW GO HAVE A NEW ONE! LOVE. The ADVENTURE BOOK rests on a table near him. He looks over to Ellie’s empty chair. CARL’S HOUSE ..79. Carl sees something he The blank pages at the end are no longer blank. Russell’s sash. A photo of the two of them sitting side by side. and puts Ellie’s drawing back. takes a deep breath.. He crosses his heart. Celebrating birthdays. the ups and downs. He turns to the page marked: STUFF I’M GOING TO DO. Nothing. On a picnic. He closes the book. the dreams of young Ellie. Carl closes his eyes. Beneath it. Ellie lived the life she wanted: she saw adventure in everyday life. together. EXT. Carl picks it up. Quiet. Ellie has written: “THANKS FOR THE ADVENTURE -. He opens it He looks through the pages. and sits.” Carl smiles. hadn’t before. A WEDDING PHOTO of the two of them. but Ellie never made it.MOMENTS LATER Carl walks from the house and calls from the porch. Carl’s face warms. But as he does.

CARL Russell! RUSSELL I’m gonna help Kevin even if you won’t! Russell fires up a LEAF BLOWER and steers himself off into the sky. side by side atop Paradise Falls. CUT TO: The GRAMOPHONE smashes onto the rocky ground. dressers. but the house doesn’t budge. hanging from a BUNCH OF BALLOONS. one corner of the house lifts. leaving a huge pile of things. Then another. Slowly. EXT. teeters. he THROWS a chair off his porch. He looks up to see Russell floating off. scans the skies. INT. The house lifts off! CARL Wahhoo! The house floats off into the sky. and falls. Carl adjusts his steering. FLOATING The house soars into the air. LIVING ROOM Inside the house. tables. mountain rocks with a thud. CARL No. He struggles. But Russell is nowhere to be seen. CARL’S HOUSE. sails billowing. Chairs.80.. CARL’S HOUSE. . It It lands atop the Carl struggles to push a refrigerator from the porch. A shadow crosses Carl. Russell! No! Carl runs back to his house and tries in desperation to lift it. This gives him an idea. Carl throws them all out of the house. Furious. The balloons have lost too much helium. Beside it sits Carl and Ellie’s chairs..

INT. Dug. He . DIRIGIBLE Russell steers wobbly toward an open dirigible window.CONTINUOUS The house flies off into the sky.CONTINUOUS Dogs play poker. Russell flies past with the leaf blower. DIRIGIBLE . EXT. Russell? INT. DUG Oh boy! Carl’s eyes go wide. OPEN SKY . Can I stay? CARL Can you stay? Well. smashes into the wall. You’re a good boy! EXT. you’re my dog aren’t you? And I’m your master! DUG You are my master?! Dug lunges forward and overwhelms Carl with dog kisses.81. CARL’S HOUSE. They turn to look. Oh boy.CONTINUOUS The door swings open. CARL EXT. CARL Dug! DUG I was hiding under your porch because I love you.S.DAY Russell steers through the clouds toward the DIRIGIBLE. CARL (O. PORCH . KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK. Behind them. FLOATING .) Good boy. CARL’S HOUSE.

She’s . DIRIGIBLE Dogs tie Russell to a chair. ALPHA Master! The small mailman has returned. INT.CONTINUOUS Russell releases the balloons and picks up the leaf blower. miserable and scared. RUSSELL He’s not my friend anymore. MUNTZ What? INT. CAGE ROOM Muntz stares into the bird’s cage. ready for action. INT. Alpha enters. Yes! RUSSELL Don’t worry Kevin! I’ll save - Growling dogs move toward him. RUSSELL Let me go! Muntz enters.82. Russell blows the leaf blower at the dogs. DIRIGIBLE. DIRIGIBLE . MUNTZ Where’s your elderly friend? Russell blows the leaf blower in Muntz’s face. Just wait till they get a look at you. RUSSELL Ooph! He tries again and TUMBLES through the window. mesmerized. MUNTZ And they wouldn’t believe me.

Fredricksen can’t be far behind. RUSSELL Hey. which I’m not . Muntz grabs the leaf blower and drags Russell out. RUSSELL Where are you keeping Kevin!? INT. is opening. If you see the old man. where are you going? finished with you! MUNTZ Nice talking with you. RAMP ROOM . Muntz slams the door. if you’re here. RUSSELL Let me go! BETA Scream all you want.CONTINUOUS Muntz sets Russell down and walks to a control panel. Russell REACTS. you know what to do. MUNTZ Well.83. INT. DIRIGIBLE. GAMMA None of your mailman friends can hear you. DIRIGIBLE. Guard that bird. Muntz pulls the switch and walks out of the room. Light emerges from the floor. small mailman. TROPHY ROOM Muntz drags Russell through the trophy room. Flying toward him is CARL’S HOUSE! MUNTZ Alpha! Fredricksen’s coming back. Russell is on the ramp. RUSSELL I’ll unleash all my Wilderness Explorer training! Muntz is about to throw a switch when he looks out the porthole.

Carl carries Russell into the house.CONTINUOUS Carl sets Russell. Fredricksen! Dug! CARL Bring ‘er over! Dug winches in the hose caddy. catching him just as Russell slides off the ramp edge. He hears SCREAMING. DIRIGIBLE. down in the front hall. MUNTZ Where are you. EXT. LIVING ROOM Carl steers toward the cockpit. INT. still bound. HOOKING it to the ramp railing. He dons Russell’s sash. CARL’S HOUSE. . RAMP . CARL’S HOUSE . Using his cane as a zip line. COCKPIT Muntz enters the cockpit and takes the wheel. DIRIGIBLE. He’s fighting for a cause. RUSSELL Mr. They land safely together.CONTINUOUS Carl flings the hose. INT. INT. Fredricksen? EXT. closer and closer to the edge. then hooks his cane onto his back. he slides down the ramp as it lowers. revealing Carl’s house sneaking up behind. pulling the house closer to the dirigible ramp. CARL Russell! Carl steers his house to the dirigible. DIRIGIBLE The dirigible turns.84. Carl slides to Russell. It’s Russell! Tied to his chair.

CARL Don’t worry Kevin. CARL How do we get past these dogs? DUG Uh. safe! Carl leaps back into the dirigible. I want you Dug follows. we’re on our way! Alpha enters. INT.. DIRIGIBLE. CARL Kevin! The bird recognizes Carl and CRIES OUT. RUSSELL You came back for Kevin! get her. RUSSELL But I want to help! CARL I don’t want your help. They look down into the room where the bird is kept in a cage. HALLWAY Carl and Dug sneak down a hall. POINT! Dug points to a grate in the wall.. leading a group of dogs. CAGE ROOM They emerge through a grate near the ceiling. CARL I’m getting Kevin. INT. GAS CELL AREA Dug leads Carl “backstage” through a vent shaft into the dirigible. DIRIGIBLE. INT. Let’s go You stay here! . Russell STRUGGLES against his bonds. They see dogs ahead and hide. Carl and Dug duck into the shadows and watch unnoticed from above. DIRIGIBLE.85. They sneak past two biplanes.

The dogs scramble after it. He INT. chomping on a tennis ball on the end of Carl’s cane. ALPHA Allow no one to be entering through these doors. DIRIGIBLE.CONTINUOUS The dogs pile into the hallway in pursuit. CARL (whispers) What do we do now.MOMENTS LATER Carl drops down from the ceiling and stands on the cage. mistake. He grabs a ball from his cane and waves it in the air.86. Dug? Dug is lost in ecstacy. CARL Who wants the ball? DOGS Me! I do! I want the ball! CARL Then go get it! Carl throws the ball. bangs his cane. The dogs realize their . INT.. HALLWAY OUTSIDE OF CAGE ROOM . DOGS I’m gonna get there first! Oh gonna get the ball! I’m gonna get it! Gamma catches it. Guard well that bird. GAMMA Uh-oh. CAGE ROOM . All the dogs turn. GAMMA I got it!! Behind them Carl shuts the door. my minions. DIRIGIBLE.

of here. CARL’S HOUSE. COCKPIT Muntz scans the horizon. Russell grabs onto it and the chair jostles free. DIRIGIBLE. COCKPIT The melee of conflicting reports from the dogs continues. Suddenly the in-ship communicator Let’s get you out DOG WALLA (on radio) Master! He’s gone! The old man! He’s here! He’s got the bird! The bird’s gone! What? MUNTZ Calm down! One at a time! EXT. comes to life. RUSSELL I want to help! He manages to get his arms free. INT. INT. DIRIGIBLE. FRONT PORCH Russell STRUGGLES to break free of the chair. DOG WALLA He’s in Hall D! He’s in Hall B! It’s the old man! . The hose unspools. The house drifts away from the dirigible.87. CAGE ROOM Carl opens the cage door. Russell SCREAMS as he falls. RUSSELL Ha ha! Except that all his struggling causes the chair to hop out on the porch and fall off. CARL I’m sorry Kevin. INT. Russell reaches the end of the hose. falling thousands of feet down. DIRIGIBLE.

INT. Dug and the bird escape through the trophy room. The biplanes fire and strafe Carl’s house with darts. swaying beneath it on the hose. . BETA (into radio) Grey leader. As they get closer. EXT. The Dog Squadron Leader bites down on a squeaky bone chew toy that fires poison darts. MUNTZ (into radio) Grey leader! Take down the house! EXT. MUNTZ Does anyone know where they are?!?! On cue. it is clear they are being flown by DOGS. CARL’S HOUSE Russell clings to the end of the hose. OMEGA Grey 3. BETA Target sighted. RUSSELL Whoooaaah! The house floats off. Russell SCREAMS.88. TROPHY ROOM Carl.. GAMMA Grey 2..CONTINUOUS From beneath the dirigible. three spitfire airplanes emerge. checking in. checking in. checking in. Muntz stares. dangling from the hose. slack-jawed. The planes fall into formation and fly toward the house. What’s that noise? From beneath the dirigible emerges. Russell SPLATS into the dashboard window of the control room and SQUEEGEES across. swaying in the wind. OPEN SKY . DIRIGIBLE.

INT. He slams it shut. CARL Come on. DUG Hi. Dug hears and BITES Muntz on the leg. He raises the sword over his head to strike and his back CRACKS loudly. His sword gets stuck in a mounted skeleton. Muntz pulls the sword free. the other dogs. Carl swings his cane and hits Muntz on the head.89. Kevin. The dogs give chase. He throttles him with his arm and lifts his sword. from the wall display and attacks. Behind the door. He grabs a sword INT. Carl and Muntz STRUGGLE to move. Muntz CRACKS his back free and kicks Carl in the chest. DIRIGIBLE. DIRIGIBLE. OLD MAN SWORD FIGHT! Muntz smashes his trophy collection as he swings for Carl. DIRIGIBLE. cane to defend himself. He’s stuck! Carl raises his cane over his head and his back CRACKS too.CONTINUOUS Locked out. HALLWAY Dug runs. MUNTZ Any last words. He has the upper hand now. spit it out! Carl spits his FALSE TEETH at Muntz. Muntz kicks Dug loose and out the door. knocking him against a trophy. OUTSIDE OF TROPHY ROOM . He hears growling and turns around. Fredricksen? on. There stands Alpha and INT. Muntz is waiting for them. Come Carl uses his He falls backwards. Dug jumps on the door and barks. . The tennis balls bounce the cane off Muntz and smack Carl in the face. TROPHY ROOM Muntz swings his sword at Carl but misses.

The ship corrects again. Russell hanging beneath it. CARL Come on. a LEVER. Carl falls through but manages to grab the frame with his cane. He dangles out over open air. Muntz comes at Carl. He sees the biplanes circling the house. INT. Muntz is a wild man now. who struggles to protect the bird. The broken trophy cases barrel straight toward Carl! Carl is thrown into a window which bursts open. CARL Come on! Muntz advances on Carl. Kevin! Carl climbs back inside. DIRIGIBLE. COCKPIT Meanwhile Alpha backs Dug into the control panel. INT. cases slide after him. TROPHY ROOM Muntz is knocked off balance. the final blow.90. . Carl collects his teeth and motions for Kevin. DIRIGIBLE. DIRIGIBLE . MUNTZ Enough! I’m taking that bird back with me alive or dead! Carl trips and falls to the floor. Trophy He bumps a Muntz is about to deal The dirigible tilts to the other side. He slides to one side.CONTINUOUS The entire dirigible rocks wildly to the side. smashing and destroying anything that gets in his way. EXT.

ALPHA (high pitched voice) No! No! Stop your laughing! Get this off of me! DUG Listen you dog! Sit! All other dogs sit too. Dug cowers. Alpha throws him again and Dug crashes into the steering wheel. Dug. Dug hides behind the steering wheel. COCKPIT Alpha throws Dug viciously across the room. Alpha. DOG WALLA Yes. Dug jams the shade over Alpha’s head. He ALPHA I will have many enjoyments for what I am about to do. The dogs all Surprised at Dug’s moxy. EXT. Alpha sits. Alpha moves in. Muntz follows up. As Alpha lunges again.91. Alpha lunges at Dug through the steering wheel. trapped by the cone. The dogs all GASP. but then notices the RADAR SHADE. SIDE OF DIRIGIBLE . pushes the bird along as he goes.CONTINUOUS Carl climbs the work ladder up the side of the dirigible. knocking a radar shade off the control panel. INT. DIRIGIBLE. Alpha’s head is stuck. howl with laughter. . MISC DOG He wears the Cone of Shame! ALPHA (high-pitched voice) What? Do not just continue sitting! Attack! The bump caused his collar to go funny again.

CARL’S HOUSE Russell TRIES TO CLIMB the hose.92. Carl is climbing the side of the dirigible for dear life. out. His hands are about to give The biplanes head straight at Russell. RUSSELL (out of breath) I can’t do it! Behind him. GAMMA Squirrel? OMEGA Where’s the squirrel?! . RUSSELL Hey! (pointing down) Squirrel! All the dog pilots snap to attention. RUSSELL You leave Mr. DUG Alpha? I am not Alpha. Muntz closing in. Russell yells to them. The biplanes close in. Fredricksen alone! Russell CLIMBS! He’s more machine than boy now. he climbs up onto the porch. CARL (far in the distance) Russell! RUSSELL Huh? Carl calls for help: the WILDERNESS EXPLORER CALL. Biplanes shooting the whole way. he is(realizing) Oohhhh! EXT.

. bird up onto the porch. BLAM! He climbs up himself. The planes dive. a trap door opens.DAY Carl and the bird make it to the top of the dirigible. parachute out. Fredricksen! The house slows and lowers atop the airship.. GAMMA I hate squirrels. They run to meet it. TOP . SIDE OF DIRIGIBLE Carl climbs. DUG Master! The house bears down on them. crashing onto the dirigible. A third of them break or shoot skyward. Muntz descends the ladder. licking his face. Muntz catches on to a rung of the ladder. EXT. Carl HOISTS the Muntz appears on top of the dirigible with a rifle! A bullet blasts through Carl’s balloon strings. . but it’s Dug! CARL Dug! Dug jumps up on Carl. EXT. DIRIGIBLE. Suddenly. RUSSELL Mr. He watches Carl and the bird climb. Let’s go! The dog pilots CARL Russell!! Over here!! Russell steers the house toward Carl. crash into each other.. Muntz grabs Carl’s foot. knocking Muntz off the ladder. Carl GASPS. CARL Come on. Kevin! Carl helps Dug onto the porch. Carl defends himself with his cane.. The house plummets.93.

The house teeters on the very edge of the tail fin. DIRIGIBLE. INT. BLAM! A bullet smashes the door jam next to them. Carl is THROWN from the house onto the airship. CARL’S HOUSE Russell.. No! CARL Leave them alone! Russell and others duck inside and slam the door.94. Holding the hose. Dug and Kevin back away from the door.. The house slides on to the dirigible’s tail fin. holds on for his life. Russell. The house tilts. Russell! CARL Get out of there! Russell. CARL’S HOUSE. Carl . hose. HALLWAY Russell. CARL No! Carl SCRAMBLES to grab the hose trailing from the sliding house. threatening to tip off at any second. The house slides toward the edge. The hose caddy is ripping free from the house! The bolts pop from the wooden siding. Muntz POUNDS on the door with the butt of the rifle. Carl digs in his heels and is just able to stop it. it’s about to go! INT. EXT. Dug and Kevin run toward the front porch. TOP The house slides farther over the edge. Carl holds desperately to the Muntz storms toward the house. Carl struggles to hold on. Dug and Kevin still inside. Dug and Kevin run into the living room.

. Carl yells out.. CARL’S HOUSE. Carl has an idea. . Suddenly. EXT. LIVING ROOM Confused. TOP Kevin! CARL Chocolate! Carl holds aloft a bar of chocolate. LIVING ROOM Kevin lunges. bird huddle together. Muntz leaps after them. But balloon strings tangle around his leg and pull him back. TOP Muntz KICKS the door. He Dug and the He lifts his rifle and sights Through the window. Muntz hangs for a moment. He falls.CONTINUOUS The hose caddy breaks free. CARL’S HOUSE. Muntz breaks through the door. CARL’S HOUSE . the bird. INT. Kevin leaps through the window.. EXT. CARL Russell! Hang on to Kevin! Don’t let go of her! INT. DIRIGIBLE... Muntz lunges after them. Russell follows Carl’s directions.. DIRIGIBLE. Russell and Dug hanging from her side..95. EXT. It’s thousands of feet from the ground. pushing past Muntz and knocking the rifle from his hands.

96. sitting on Kevin.AFTERNOON Carl and Russell hold and cuddle the baby birds. Carl smiles. Carl LAUGHS. CARL Don’t jerk around so much. Mr. MOUNTAIN. His house. floats softly down into the clouds. You’re so soft. The bird He PULLS himself Finally it swings CARL You know. He puts his arm around Russell. toward the edge. RUSSELL Sorry about your house. The hose curves beneath the tail fin. LABYRINTH GATE . Carl. DUG Oh I am ready to not be up high. it’s just a house. TOP PANTING. Carl looks into the distance. followed by the bird and Dug. Russell. Dug and Kevin stand on the tail of the airship floating off over the clouds. DIRIGIBLE. Carl LAUGHS heartily as Dug jumps on him and licks his face. Fredricksen. Carl and Russell LAUGH. CARL Ow! Ow! Ow! RUSSELL Look at you. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. now empty. Carl is left holding the hose. and disappears.. relieved. holds on to the hose with her beak.. The babies . kid! Russell climbs up. RUSSELL That was cool! Russell and Dug dangle from it. peck at Carl’s head. out. EXT.

The bird family enters the labyrinth. They COUGH up tennis balls. The babies run to the bird. CARL Huh. I just had She COUGHS up the cane. Carl has misplaced something. One stops to HISS at Dug. Time to go.97.. CARL/RUSSELL (disappointed) Awwww! RUSSELL I wish I could keep one. Kevin starts HACKING.LATER Carl and Russell both wear matching leather flight helmets and goggles. A little Carl and Russell wave. CARL Ready! . INT. waiting for the babies at the gate to the LABYRINTH. Kevin CALLS OUT. COCKPIT . CARL You know what? Keep ‘em. RUSSELL Ready? Carl gives a thumbs up. DIRIGIBLE. where’s my cane? it here. RUSSELL Bye Kevin! The bird looks back toward Carl and Russell and CALLS OUT one last time before disappearing into the mist. Babies start HACKING too. gift from me to you..

. Old man Russell Carl takes his place next to Russell.......and by receiving their badges. CAMP MASTER STRAUCH Uh. EXT. who pins it to his son’s sash. someone that. CAMP MASTER STRAUCH Congratulations. Each Junior Wilderness Explorer stands next to his father. Brandon.. As the Camp Master announces the achievement he hands the father a badge.. barking as they fly into the sunset.. AUDITORIUM CAMP MASTER STRAUCH . (hands badge to dad) For Wild Animal Defensive Arts.) Excuse me. Sir. Russell is tanned and dirty. CARL (to Camp Master) I’m here for him. looks for his dad in the audience. Russell? Is there. (hands badge) For Assisting the Elderly. coming through.S.. Congratulations. Dug and all of MUNTZ’S DOGS stick their heads out the dirigible windows.. CARL (O. .. The Camp Master hands Carl the badge and continues down the line. Jimmy. uh. The Camp Master CLEARS HIS THROAT uncomfortably. DISSOLVE TO: INT. And alone. Russell.. the following Explorers will graduate to Senior Explorers. Congratulations.. CAMP MASTER STRAUCH For Extreme Mountaineering Lore.. DIRIGIBLE Muntz’s dirigible ascends into the sky.98. Pardon me.

Carl Russell’s mom sits in the audience with Dug. . They salute each other. CAMP MASTER STRAUCH Alright. CARL Red one. for assisting the elderly. shows her the badge. So let’s give a big Explorer Call to our brand new Senior Wilderness Explorers! Ready everybody? Russell proudly The Camp Master leads the audience in the WILDERNESS EXPLORER CALL. Russell has chocolate and Carl has butter-brickle.. BARKING in approval. RUSSELL Wow.DAY Carl and Russell sit on a curb licking ice cream cones. Carl smiles. Carl pins the badge onto the missing spot on Russell’s sash. CARL Red one. and for performing above and beyond the call of duty. CARL Russell. returns it. It’s Ellie’s GRAPE SODA PIN. DUG Grey one. DISSOLVE TO: EXT.. Russell gives Carl a hug. Cars pass by.99. CURB OUTSIDE FENTONS ICE CREAM PARLOR . RUSSELL Blue one. I would like to award you the highest honor I can bestow: The Ellie Badge. Muntz’s dogs sit in the back. I think that covers everybody.

Red one. I’m not. isn’t it? RUSSELL Mr. CARL Maybe I need new glasses. Overhead. CARL No. Russell GIGGLES. THE END . Fredricksen.100. PARADISE FALLS . RUSSELL That’s a bike! CARL It’s red. just as Ellie imagined it. They LAUGH. MUNTZ’S DIRIGIBLE is parked. its ladder in the handicapped parking spot. you’re cheating. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. RUSSELL That’s a fire hydrant.AFTERNOON On top of Paradise Falls sits Carl’s house.

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