The hero of the film is a 78-year-old man named Carl Fredricksen, who walks around hunched over with a tripod cane. When he was a kid he met a girl named Ellie, who grew up in small midwestern town. The two fell in love and eventually got married. Her dream was always to explore the world and visit paradise falls, but as usually happens, life got in the way. They were never able to make good on their promise, and Ellie eventually passed away. Now Carl is a widower living alone in his small home. Developers are threatening to move him into an old folks home.
@masterage: I wonder how they'd handle the glaring absence of the voice for Slinky. Toy Story 2 was superior to the first, but I wonder if they could actually carry enough for the third. Also, Cars is also slated for a sequel, but I don't know if that's even strong enough to do. So far Newt is the one I'm really waiting for, because it deals with species extinction.
I wonder if The Incredibles is being considered for a sequel. I'm not sure if Brad Bird would care to write up another one though.