Why Pixar’s Up is a Masterpiece! (Video Essay) Featured This is my new video Essay for Disney/Pixar’s Up! There is a reason why Up was the second animated film in history (The first was Beauty and the Beast) to be nominated for “Best Picture” at the Academy awards. It is a masterpiece with an incredible story and a heartfelt message. Not only is it an amazing example of Pixar’s skill in story structure, but it is also my personal favorite Pixar film. In this video, I attempt to explain why I love this movie so much while also exploring some of the storytelling genius that is woven through the fabric of the film.