Posted on Monday, June 1st, 2020 by Rafael Motamayor
(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.)
There’s no denying the huge popularity of the superhero genre. What used to be a very niche market now dominates the entertainment industry, from movies to TV shows, and it’s in part thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that the genre exploded as it has. Nowadays, it doesn’t matter what type of superhero story you like or how old you are, there’s something for you, from the bombastic Avengers movies, to clever anime stories like My Hero Academia.
This is all to say that Up, Up And Away isn’t exactly Endgame, but it’s a weirdly entertaining kids superhero movie that asks: what if every single superhero property shared a universe and Superman could be friends with the Fantastic Four?