I hadn't watched this in longer than I realized - it's been close to a decade I think - and I see a lot more of what it's doing now than I ever did as a kid.
I see Russell as the youthful spirit he so desperately misses that he's now forced to confront as more than just a wistful memory.
I see Charles Muntz as a representation of the same adventures Carl and Ellie dream of, but without the heart and love.
I see the unbelievable use of color demonstrating sadness amidst happiness and hope shining through despair.
I see the emotional impact of that beautiful, wordless summation of Carl's life - an exemplary demonstration of Pixar's affinity for…