Another Dimension

Pixar Goes 3D for Cannes Opening

Lest there be any doubt that animated films are here to stay, and that Pixar is their king: For the time ever, this year's Cannes Film Festival will have an animated opening, organizers have announced. Up is a 3-D feature film about an elderly man who builds a hovercraft of helium balloons and sets sail across the Atlantic Ocean. Animated flicks like Persepolis and Waltz With Bashir have made splashes at Cannes before, but Up will be the first of its genre to open the festival. The Cannes Film Festival occurs every year in May.