Big news for Pixar fans as word spread across the internet revealing that the highly-anticipated animated feature “UP” will have the honor of opening the 62nd Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday May 13, 2009, the first time an animated 3D film has opened at Cannes.

UP is directed by Pete Docter, director of Monsters Inc., who also helped developed Toy Story’s characters and story, along with serving as supervising animator. Not only that, he was also a storyboard artist on A Bug’s Life and wrote the initial story treatment for Toy Story 2. So as you can see, you have nothing to be worried about. Sure, the story is about a 78-year old man and a boy scout who fly away to South America — but when has Pixar ever let you down?

UP will be released in the United States on Friday, May 29.