01/13/2012 04:22 pm ET Updated Jan 13, 2012

'Up': Early Sketches From Pixar's Vault (PHOTO)

Fans of Pixar's "Up": you're missing out if you don't read columnist Steve Seigh's fantastically thorough breakdown of the Pixar masterpiece, posted yesterday on JoBlo's Digital Dorm. Turns out Russell's eggish body was no more an accident ("the oval is a delicate shape, one that promotes care and nurturing") than Carl's boxiness, which came out of a "Design Vocabulary Chart."

Seigh punctuates the trivia-fest with nifty images of early sketches for the movie, which we've reposted below. Head on over to Digital Dorm for Seigh's full post (caveat: "nasolabial folds" just means laugh lines), and click through below for the images.


(Digital Dorm via NYMag)