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

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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
Editor: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi and Koen Verhagen
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Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

  • Dear MatPat, could you make a Film Theory about the movie "Coco"? Question: Could you actually see dead people? It is my family's favorite movie because it reminds us of our culture.

    Itsme_ivycorn 3309Itsme_ivycorn 330916 perccel
  • I actually just thought about this. What about the inflation thing? Cause this was happening in the thirties, so wouldn’t it cost less? And if so, what would it be? I need answers! 🤨

    { Carmel } UwU{ Carmel } UwUÓrája
  • Anyone else get the ‘double baltic of cites’ reference from the McDonald’s monopoly video?

    Marena WheatleyMarena Wheatley2 órája
  • EY!! I live in Utah and I went to see the up house before!!! I actually live really close to it!!!

    Sasuke UchihaSasuke Uchiha10 órája
  • A question I expected to come up that didn't: Would the foundation-less house suspended from all those balloons stay in one piece for such a long journey, through turbulent weather? After all, the house was designed as a stationary home, not an airship.

    DamonNomad82DamonNomad8220 órája
  • 11:06 space x team come here and help a man out

    Great GoxGreat GoxNapja
  • So we're going to just populate the place with balloon yea thanks

    logan J Jlogan J J2 napja
  • “How many balloons does it take to lift a house?” Eh at least 3

    It’s Ya BoiIt’s Ya Boi2 napja
  • He prob got a good deal since he sells balloons

    Eamon HoyeEamon Hoye3 napja
  • And how R u supposed to LAND the house? On the right spot? And also said that 1 ballon made it to Australia. So how many balloons are gonna pop?

    Kaiwen LinKaiwen Lin3 napja
  • Fan theory: he is really a god. Reasons: 1. He can make 21 million balloons appear out of nowhere 2. He can damage construction workers only using a mail box in his base form 3. He can steer the entire house only using a shower curtain 4. He can drag his entire house only use a rope when he’s in South America

    Super Saiyan TrumpSuper Saiyan Trump3 napja
  • Would've been amazing if after the house took off, the foundation erupted with empty helium canisters and empty fishing line spools

    Cody HoodCody Hood3 napja
  • Question 4 can you get down

    Luella BurnettLuella Burnett3 napja
  • All you needed to do was 1. Find how many balloons you need to make a pound actually float 2. Than multiple the amount of pounds the house weighs to the amount of balloons needed for one pound 3. You got your floating house 4. Your Broke

    Not ShadowNot Shadow3 napja
  • I didn't cry during up. Am I the only one?

    Kenny LesterKenny Lester3 napja
  • did the toilet empty out when the plumbing systems went broken ;-;

    Cloud McWaterVaporCloud McWaterVapor5 napja
  • With that type of money, why doesn't he just travel to Paradise Falls and just buy some property there to build another house (if you can buy property in Paradise Falls)

    first namefirst name5 napja
  • Idea:does the chance of a cloud of meatballs the movie are cannabalism

    DahDaniel Dude HQDahDaniel Dude HQ6 napja
  • Idea:who is finding dory’s family?

    DahDaniel Dude HQDahDaniel Dude HQ6 napja
  • Idea:why is lighting McQueen called that when he’s a male why not king?

    DahDaniel Dude HQDahDaniel Dude HQ6 napja
  • A house weigh 500,000 pounds isn’t enough for hulk to hold but enough for hulk to destroy

    DahDaniel Dude HQDahDaniel Dude HQ6 napja
  • 1:16 what is that anime?

    Jazzhir PamplonaJazzhir Pamplona8 napja
  • ...yay .........

    Zach BradhamZach Bradham8 napja
  • 7:32 what's the music at this time stamp called?

    Justice AgJustice Ag8 napja
  • Up!

    WhisperWhisper8 napja
  • Who remembers when film theory was new ✨😌✨

    The StudiosThe Studios9 napja
  • hey, you watch 10 hours of shreksophone? +respect

    Dimas CoolDimas Cool9 napja
  • Make a Steven Universe theory

    Rhonda UttRhonda Utt9 napja
  • This is so nerdy, I love it

    HyperMangoHyperMango10 napja
  • You are the best HUworldr and that is not an’s a fact. You teach me so much and you are so entertaining. Don’t ever stop.

    William JohnsonWilliam Johnson10 napja
  • So Carl should have bought plane tickets to go Venezuela.

    tensaidekopontensaidekopon10 napja
  • I live in Cleveland!!!

    Elias KanaanElias Kanaan12 napja
  • But wait ,does 2 people make it 5 years non stop?and what if you add more 🤔

    Kyle CarlinKyle Carlin13 napja
  • It'll take you ten years to blow up all of those balloons unless you hire 7 300 people to work twelve ours in which case you can have it done in a single day. Edit: even if you payed reach of them $15.00 an our you're only paying about 1 400k dollars which is not that much compared to the rest of the money you will be paying.

    Daniel HunekeDaniel Huneke14 napja
  • ive never cried to any movie :/ only when leia dad i shed 1 tear

    Darth JamesDarth James14 napja
  • Alright guys, listen up. I propose a theory that Matpat does a video on how strong Carl is. I mean, he pulled a house, kept a kid, dog, and GIGANTIC BIRD FROM FALLING OFF AN AIR SHIP!!! Please spread the word so matpat can seee this. Post this on his videos, post it on Reddit, I don’t care.

    Ripken ShaverRipken Shaver15 napja
  • How fast does the pencil travel in kienjo when the teacher launches it at her student? Please I need to know this information papa MattPatt.

    crycry16 napja
  • Lawnchair larry, he is risen.

    LegitCyanLegitCyan16 napja
  • What's the anime at 1:16?

    Brian WiebergBrian Wieberg16 napja
  • You should have calculation how much more balloons you would need to inflate after the 10 years of helium leaking out of the balloons.... I like to you see suffer

    Sharp_bunny 112Sharp_bunny 11217 napja
  • Thank you I’ve been asking since 2014 In the film used 10 286 balloons By the way the replica added a few extra rooms so it doesn’t count Also he used a coffee grinder to steer the house which controlled the curtains And the weather gains also controlled the curtains and Carl read a lot of airships book as you see in the beginning of the film when he broke his arm he was reading one and it was next to his arm chair later in the film Also Carl saved a lot of balloons from his days in the zoo as you see when he takes his luggage out of the closet And all the other might of been in storage and the Helium too Also the Balloons were a bit bigger than you said, one balloon is the size of Russell head and Russell is giant so I mean he balloons are a bit bigger

    FoxTheBalloonFoxTheBalloon17 napja
  • A billionaire would pay people to inflate the balloons FOR them.

    LunacorvaLunacorva17 napja
  • Well yeah, that's what we expected

    Henry LazoHenry Lazo18 napja
  • Well yeah, that's what we expected

    alvaro suarezalvaro suarez18 napja
  • amazon warehouses could have this done in a day lol

    Love IsaiLove Isai19 napja
  • What do you mean Guinness refused? Not according to this:

    Airdog711Airdog71119 napja
  • What if he used Hydrogen? It has a stronger lift and is much cheaper

    Periodical PlaysPeriodical Plays19 napja
  • You’ll need 🎶99 red balloons🎶

    Shomari JamesShomari James20 napja
  • From Cleveland too and another thing is sticking with the browns year after year after year

    PJ TomazicPJ Tomazic20 napja
  • Another problem is floating balloons wouldn’t travel very fast. It would take weeks likely to travel that far. During this time you’d have leaks and the balloons would lose lift. Sure a balloon only carrying its own weight might make it, but you’d have to account for 50-60% lift loss over the course of that trip and that means the house falls.

    ConundrumConundrum21 napja
  • Do one on if Negan's philosophy was right.

    Peeko SpauldingPeeko Spaulding21 napja
  • I think my brain grew 20x larger.

    waterMELonwaterMELon21 napja
    • me to man me to

      peyton's gaming and art kindapeyton's gaming and art kinda21 napja
  • how many people do u need to make it a fast cheap project. lol

    Andy CardenasAndy Cardenas22 napja
  • Hey the baloons cant fly a house but the old man whatever his name belived it can and the old man died before he was gonna get by 2 men and he refuses and the kid is an angel...that helped him to spread carols wings and the problem that the baloon cant fly a house it is because theres way to much furnitures and Carol belived it can because hes a dead old man

    James basty VillegasJames basty Villegas22 napja
  • your intro is REALLY CATCHY

    TheGreat9 ProductionsTheGreat9 Productions22 napja
  • I want to see how MatPat’s brain works when doing the calculations for each type of these episodes. Also, as someone who is from Cleveland as well, over in Canton, Ohio we have the Football Hall of Fame. Mainly because we “created”/hosted the very first football game. Though it wasn’t televised, it’s still the first time a regulation game of football happened.

    thebigZ25thebigZ2522 napja
  • 11:00 he forgot where the guy worked. He worked at a zoo selling balloons. He didn't buy them. He stolen them from work. All those balloon and helium are from his work. He took the last of his money for the fishing line.

    Pazuzu DeamonPazuzu Deamon22 napja
  • Where's Mr Beast when we need him?

    SmolCoraxSmolCorax22 napja
  • I was wtching and then the intro song and I was like fgueing thumbs up boi :D

    Roman JardineRoman Jardine23 napja
  • you are evil

    Korey JenkinsKorey Jenkins23 napja
  • 3:27 They... they did it.... I can't believe it... They... They spelled "doctor" wrong... How could they..

    LylaTEALylaTEA23 napja
  • wouldn't the fishing line just... dunno break?

    LynelaLynela23 napja
  • What’s the theory of film theory

    lps are the bestlps are the best23 napja
  • The question we all wanna know How many IQ does MatPat have?

    ItsZackyItsZacky24 napja
  • Ohio gang

    sour kortsour kort24 napja
  • Why don’t you just make Mr beast do this in irl

    MAD playerMAD player24 napja
  • I actually used to wonder about this, I thought you already made a video about it

    Ali RezaAli Reza24 napja
  • Hey Ik that coco came out a while back but can u pls do a film theory about coco cause that would be awesome

    Abigail RutledgeAbigail Rutledge24 napja
  • BEN10

    Nicholas WoolumNicholas Woolum25 napja
  • But what about the furniture. Did you account for that? Or the two people on board?

    Yoda TrombonistYoda Trombonist25 napja
  • Maybe Carl was saving ellie's picture for the land of the living from Disney Pixar Coco or Even Disney Pixar Soul

    Helpy Fazbear 2Helpy Fazbear 225 napja
  • did carl just have to cut all of the plumbing and water lines from the house or were there just none?

  • Matpat, heres a interesting proposition: Do you think Mr. Fredrickson used Hydrogen in those balloons? The tanks seen in the yard could be Hydrogen tanks. Helium was rare in the 1900s to 1950s (around the time of UP) so that could be a interesting change of logic.

    Eponymous ViewerEponymous Viewer25 napja
    • Please comment and/or criticize with a good and constructive manner. No hate, just rhetoric.

      Eponymous ViewerEponymous Viewer25 napja
  • So basicly you are saying use planes if you wanna fly

    Dwayne VenzonDwayne Venzon25 napja
  • How about studying 2001 a Space Odyssey good luck

    Dwayne VenzonDwayne Venzon25 napja
  • I think this was a suggestion with another film theory vid

    Shane VicenteShane Vicente26 napja
  • Ah ah ah.. 5.1 million plus tax

    Arikitzu •Arikitzu •26 napja
  • I only get partial credit if I don’t show my work... lemme go back to the 4th grade

    Arikitzu •Arikitzu •26 napja
  • More Wall-E... pls

    Arikitzu •Arikitzu •26 napja
  • Give 1 balloon each to 31 million people. Make Mr. Beast handle all the funds. Get out the cameras, and now we have a live-action Up film

    Chimmy ChangaChimmy Changa26 napja
  • wait mat has millionaire and billionaire friends why are there not more real life experiments

    Justin BaronJustin Baron26 napja
  • As someone who speaks fluent french 1:16 made me laugh so hard

    Stantheman 69Stantheman 6926 napja
  • A adult taking a boy scout 5 miles in the air where know one can find them

    Reuben JvRReuben JvR26 napja
  • how about the environmental impacts of releasing 31 million balloons in the world if you ignore the second half of the video

    Pug Life 4 lifePug Life 4 life27 napja
  • 7:13 he said double baltic

    MrToFu 69MrToFu 6927 napja
  • I may it past that part and it sad

    Nubia LeonNubia Leon27 napja
  • Can you bo a theory about futura 🤖

    angie reyesangie reyes27 napja
  • The biggest problem in up is (spoilers) he still lost the lawsuit and still is forced into a retirement home where he's not allowed to leave. Add child abduction, public endangerment and illegally violating several airspaces to that mix, poor Carl will probably be in jail for the rest of his life

    djmulderdjmulder27 napja
  • Here is another question what did Carl plan to do at paradise falls just live there? Did he just plan to starve to death? And then when he had Russell what was his plan then?

    DarkLordOutreDarkLordOutre27 napja
  • I watched the WHOLE 10 HOURS OF SHREK

    praneil Dondlapraneil Dondla28 napja
  • me: click on video hopping matpat actually creates the up house and seats it up and sends said house with matpat in it to South America

    Karamjeet KaurKaramjeet Kaur28 napja
  • It would actually be impossible to float a house that weight with balloons, because as you get more balloons you begin to need more fishing line to connect them to the house, and the length of line would end up weighing more than 9 grams (the calculated lifting force of a helium balloon) well before you actually had enough balloons, from there, adding more balloons would have a negative effect, and so the house could never fly.

    Jago SutherlandJago Sutherland29 napja
  • Don’t forget the weight of him and Russel and furniture

    Nina GingrichNina Gingrich29 napja
  • Man even this youtuber tells me to show my work

    LiveactionmeLiveactionme29 napja
  • house shaped box... isn't that a Nirvana song?

    Bob DiMatteoBob DiMatteo29 napja
  • Keep up what ur doing bro good content I’ve been watching for years still got amazing ideas

    Dylan JohnsonDylan Johnson29 napja
  • thats incorrect, he probably got a couple dollars senior discount plus a discount from working with balloons all the time

    Not Quite FunnyNot Quite Funny29 napja
  • Won’t you need to break the plumbing and heating pipes

    WiFi FishyWiFi Fishy29 napja
  • Aye don't forget about the furniture in there! You also have to account for that.

    Lilly of the galleyLilly of the galley29 napja
  • Not to mention that balloons only hold helium for a maximum of 3 days, and would loose helium as you blow up balloons for 10 years.

    Tearney StanoffTearney Stanoff29 napja