Pixar UP Balloons

Tom Morgan teamed up with The Adventurists, an adventure company based in Bristol, England, to recreate the infamous “UP scene. To accomplish this, they decided to strap 100 balloons to a lawn chair and fly across South Africa 8,000 feet above ground. “It’s going to be a three-day, long distance, floating adventure under party balloons on a chair…probably the silliest air race,” said Morgan. Continue reading for the full making of video and more information.

“There’s lots of open space. And it’s in the middle of a continent, so when the wind blows, we won’t land in the sea and die. The problem was finding a good weather window and it was difficult to protect the balloons as they kept bursting. I had to keep my cool and start gradually cutting the balloons. It was a fairly indescribable feeling, wafting across Africa on a cheap camping chair dangling from a load of balloons” adds Morgan.

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