“The Wilderness must be explored!”
―Russell to Carl Fredricksen
Russell is the deuteragonist of Disney/Pixar's 2009 animated full-length feature film, Up. He is a junior-in-training Wilderness Explorer who (unintentionally) accompanies Carl Fredricksen on his journey to Paradise Falls.
Why He Rocks
- Much like SpongeBob SquarePants, he's very optimistic and always tries to find the positivity in things.
- They are also willing to find the good in the cynical characters (Russell to Carl and Spongebob to Squidward)
- He's a good friend and helping hand with the elderly Carl Frederickson, as he's shown to stay by his side no matter what.
- He's got impressive skills as his role as a boy scout his skills as a Boy Scout are put to good use as it helps him and the others survive the wild.
- He’s also shown to have a great helping hand.
- He's shown to have a kind side with animals as shown with Dug and Kevin.
- Much a lot like Chris Thorndyke, he's very smart and intelligent, even for a boy of his age.
- He's basically the one that filled up the gap Carl Frederickson had in his heart after Ellie died and they had a miscarriage during their marriage.
- He's also shown to be a thrill-seeker and has an amazing sense of adventure.