Film Theory: Pixar's Up, How Many Balloons Does It Take To Lift A House?

Birt 24 sep 2020
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Have you ever wondered if the house in Up could really float away on balloons? So have I but that is not the most INTERESTING question! You see, people have tried to figure that out before. What I aim to do today, Loyal Theorists, is figure out the actual COST of making a balloon powered flying house WORK! That's right, we are not stopping until this house would really fly!
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Writer: Matthew Patrick
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  • Dont forget the FAA would hate you...

  • hey mat pat my friend did this theory for math homework before this video came out I just rememberd it

  • me: HOLY COW THATS ALOT The guy that married a ballon: that is nothing

  • Mat pats brain is bigger then my lifetime

  • me too i cant keep myself from crying after the first 10 minutes

  • Wow...Carl's pretty rich

  • Mat pat is it possible that he got that lucky for all the balloons not to be popped by birds I lets just look at that for a minute

  • Uncle Scrooge could do it

  • O.O Smart

  • Your to smaat

  • 1:15 the main issue with that underappreciated futuristic anime is the vastness of the lore that keeps getting referenced but there's no time to show. I seriously doubt they'll ever animate Chronicles of the End, which would give a lot of much needed information.

  • it would take more balloons to snap it off its foundation as we see in the movie. also buying that much fishing line, balloons, and helium. would cause a deficit raising the price further.

  • Elon musc just stop Tesla production and makes his employees blow up balloons

  • When I was little I never watched Up and I thought it was just a short that ended after the wife died and it was just a sad short not a movie.

  • Stand up in front of the class Matpat: That's how you make a universe Me: Umm I made a belt any questions? Good

  • I live in a place where this person recreated the house up.

  • I love Up. I don't have anything else to say.

  • congrats on 9 mil- wait OH GOD WHY IM I AWLAYS LATE >:(

  • I watched up and I didn't cry at all

  • Insted of millions of party balloons insted he can use 1 giant balloon

  • me in the minecraft episode loses my marbles

  • Get mrbeast on that

  • Do not take me for this experiment.

  • Lol

  • just saying this right now is going to take alot of strong balloons to left that house up okay

  • The stale appliance unexplainably expand because eyelash eventually push pace a perfect tadpole. fortunate, protective great-grandmother

  • Hi my name is matpat I'm here to destroy kids dreams

  • I know angel falls because Im from venezuela and live there for half of my life

  • Hey my dad went up up and away hope he comes back one day😋

  • How many angels can you fit upon a match head?

  • Ive never seen this disney movie (up) but I think its personally impossible to use balloons...but apparently not xD

  • Mr Beast made Up confirmed?


  • Oh dear god... In class today I learned that releasing helium balloons into the air and not retrieving them is extremely harmful for the environment... just, yuck. Those people who released 1.3 million balloons, assuming they didn't retrieve them all, are gross. Just, no. Nope nope nopety nope not in a million years, nope.

  • Who thinks the last quarter of the Theory logo should be anime therory? All the weebs Like this so MatPat might see it.

  • good theory

  • The movie says that he uses 200 balloons.

  • Hey matpat I'm so cold blooded I don't even cry after the first ten minutes I don't even get sad and I say that it's my favorite part because if the old man never met her he would have never lived at that house.

  • 5.1 million dollars: Mr beast: I can do that

  • Question did you include the 2 people inside and the furniture?

  • Ruin a Batman movie 4th

  • Another thing though.... If the balloons were able to lift Carl's house, then why did they only lift it when they were released through his chimney? Would they not have already lifted the house, or at least started to break away from the foundation?

  • I have no feelings for that sen

  • How about the furnitures inside?

  • It didn't even include how balloons loose the ability to fly so fast, Karl will have to refill half the balloons each day.

  • Oi matpat ye notice the bear from toy story 3 where the girls looking at the house floating up right in the bottom left

  • I did calculations and i found out since you cant jam pack 31 million balloons in one place you need more string the farther you go. And after 30,000 balloons they cant make up for there strings weight.and adding more balloons is pointless.0/10 shaking my head.

  • Six months and you already have over a half million more subscribers!

  • 😀 Up

  • Good to know that I can no longer enjoy a Disney movie. 🐭

  • there is 1 problem: the ballon also has weight

  • Couldn't Carl have gotten a $5 million mortgage? The corporation wanting his property would make it super-valuable, and it's not like the bank would really want the house so he wouldn't feel bad about taking it.

  • #Soldier6 / let’s get started one balloon to balloon 3 . 4 . 5 zzzzzz

  • A food theory reference in a film theory NO BALTIC

  • Who else is here in 2025 watching this back😂😂😂 ✨AMAZING✨😂🤭

  • 11:23 that was unsatisfying

  • i

  • Bigger question is could it make it to another continent with an elderly man a Boy Scout and a dog with the tons of furniture in it

  • ah yes "Carried away" 😂😂

  • Maybe consider doing a part two where you estimate how much money that could possibly take🏠🪀🍫🦤🦜🦚🕊🦃🐓🦢🦩🐥🐣🐔🐧🐦🐤🪁🎈

  • 0:17 *pun completely and totally intended*

  • The bigger question: What kind of freaking string are you using that wouldn't snap holding up a house

  • ME: THIS CALLS FOR A TRIP TO PARTY CITY!!! my mother: oh no my brother: is someones birthday coming? ME: I WANT TO MAKE THE HOUSE FLOAT!!! WITH BALLOONS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dug is my favourite character form up, he is soo cute. :)


  • We are wasting a rare element by making balloons

  • even if you get enough lift from the balloons, i think the house will get torn apart as house are designed to stand up and not get lifted up with balloon and even if you get the house to structurally fly, would the balloon strings even be strong enough?

  • I cried watching THE WHOLE movie and when it finished i was still crying for a FULL HOUR

  • 1:23 shreksophone intensifies

  • Carly just stole the balloons

  • Long story short you wouldn't be able to do this or you would cause the whole world to be policed

  • I never cry at the first 10 mins of up cuz i have problems

  • CAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRLLLLLLL Edit: what about the oxygen and heating food water

  • Monkeys in btd6 when they see this:INCOMMING MOAB

  • Mahahahah u can’t ruin mah childhood if it not done

  • The disalikes are the ppl who got there child hood rouind theres not many of them

  • 2.5 billion

  • Red, Green, and yellow. The f i n a l e is soon. Be ready soon it's coming the blue or pink or I don't know what color or maybe Red, Green, and yellow is all? No way there must be and end. We have the top and the bottom left corner. So food isn't the end we can possibly see tech theory or others. WE ARE ĎŒŒMƏĎ. #÷!/& IS I,EV>/ABLE.

  • Green, red, yellow what channel next or red, green, and yellow all we know is that yellow is last...

  • Wait, if Matt was born in 1986, Mats in his 40s 😱😱😱 Edit: wait I can't do maths hes in his 30s

  • I’ve seen that replica house in Utah. It’s in a neighborhood called daybreak.

  • I’m from the Land as well

  • When calculating the mass of the house you did not calculate the scout and Carl's mass and the furniture

  • I think he got the ballons over the years for free.

  • I didn’t know there was an up house in salt lake. I oughta go visit that sometime soon.

  • Mat pat viewers think they're Smart Because they are

  • Hey look at it this way atleast we'd slow down climate change a little

  • “A little carried away” hahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • 5 years ago me would of went “ HIS WIFE IS DEAD” cuz I had no idea what happened to her

  • It's ridiculous how long this took. This is like the first thing you do for fun theories.

  • I blacked out during the math and went searching for all of the other theorists and only he managed to hunt down three.. 🤔 and it took me that long just to get to his channels because ISprofile won't let me look at anything without an error occurring. Anyone know what that bottom Right theory is? Cuz I found food, game and this one...

  • 11:15 😂😂😂

  • Here’s another answer

  • Bit late to this one

  • who will tell mrbeast?

  • He could have afforded it if he allowed the house to be sold to BnL in the movie, then as he was about to leave that’s when he released the balloons as we see, so cost isn’t completely illogical.

  • 1:23 lmaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Another good theory video of this movie could be HOW LONG WAS HE KNOCKED OUT AFTER THE STORM... I guess with math how long would it take the balloons to travel to Paradise Falls ???? Aye ?

  • As a person who has worked at a local party store for just about 3 years, this was definitely a fun theory to watch. My life surrounded by balloons all the time seems more relevant somehow haha

  • Dude imagine having emotions and crying. I want emotions