Wednesday, July 15, 2020

UP: Paradise Falls Jug Ceramic Bank

Pixar Up Paradise Falls Jug Ceramic Bank

If you're visiting my blog, you've most likely seen Pixar's 2009 masterpiece, Up. And if you've seen Up, you probably remember the Paradise Falls savings jug seen briefly in the film's opening "married life" sequence (as Carl and Ellie attempt to save enough money for their dream vacation to Paradise Falls in South America). It's interesting how an object with such little screen time can become so memorable and iconic—that's the mark of a GREAT design!

Anyway, this animated "prop" has always stood out to me and I've always hoped one would get made in real life so I could display it with my other Up "props" on my home office Up shelf (along with my Grape Soda pin and "My Adventure Book"). Well, my wish has [basically] come true! While this isn't an exact replica (I'd say it's more "inspired by" the jug from the film), it's close enough and is actually the perfect size to display.

Pixar Up Paradise Falls Jug Ceramic Bank

The main differences compared to the film version are:
  • This ceramic bank has an iridescent finish instead of being clear glass
  • It appears to be much smaller here than in the film (this bank measures about 5 3/4" tall x 3 3/4 wide)
  • The handle is on the opposite side 
  • The image of the Up house with balloons has been added here 
Ultimately though, despite the differences, this bank looks fantastic and really captures the spirit of what you see on screen. Even though it's not a 100% match, you know exactly what it is right when you see it!

Take a closer look at this super pretty bank out of the box below...

Pixar Up Paradise Falls Jug Ceramic Bank
Pixar Up Paradise Falls Jug Ceramic Bank
Pixar Up Paradise Falls Jug Ceramic Bank

This is available right now at Hot Topic (purchase on their website HERE) for $19.90. I actually got it in-store at BoxLunch, but it doesn't appear to be on the BoxLunch site currently. If you're any kind of fan of Up, I can't suggest this enough! It is such a cool display piece and a welcome addition to any Disney/Pixar collection. Be sure to snag it while it's available and let me know your thoughts down in the comments.

Check back real soon for more from my Pixar collection!

Pixar Up Paradise Falls Jug Ceramic Bank
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