On this day in 2009, the 62nd annual Cannes Film Festival (a 12-day event) kicked off in Cannes, France (a town along the French Riviera).
Disney-Pixar's Up (which would be generally released at the end of May) was the festival's Opening Ceremony film. It marked the first time that an animated film and a 3D film opened at the world's oldest and most prestigious film festival. (It was also the film's world premiere.)
Representing Pixar at the festival was John Lasseter, Up director Pete Docter, co-director & screenwriter Bob Peterson (also the voice of Dug), Jonas Rivera (the film's producer), and Ed Catmull (president of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios).
A giant advertising board for Up (pictured above) was on display in front of the Carlton Hotel in Cannes.
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