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

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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  • but i have one last question how strong is the rope or whatever its called that makes it able to lift a house without the rope breaking??? ???????

    twins gacha lifetwins gacha lifeDegi Síðan síðan
  • You see, every one in the comments is asking how strong the balloons are, when really that’s beside the point. The question is HOW DO YOU LAND A HOUSE

    Pilot MerchantPilot Merchant2 dögum síðan
  • Matpat: double Balt Me: hey I know that one...

    Mystic115Mystic1152 dögum síðan
  • He's a grandpa, and he's flying a house with no oxygen supply, isn't he supposed to be dead

    Noah CabrestanteNoah Cabrestante2 dögum síðan
  • Yesssss Cleveland i didn't know he from here too

    Tylerr MikelTylerr Mikel3 dögum síðan
  • NASA uses 100 million cubic feet of helium every year. I wonder why????😂

    ScrawnybearScrawnybear3 dögum síðan
  • 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 33094 dögum síðan
  • 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 } UwU4 dögum síðan
  • Anyone else get the ‘double baltic of cites’ reference from the McDonald’s monopoly video?

    Marena WheatleyMarena Wheatley4 dögum síðan
  • EY!! I live in Utah and I went to see the up house before!!! I actually live really close to it!!!

    Sasuke UchihaSasuke Uchiha4 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    DamonNomad82DamonNomad824 dögum síðan
  • 11:06 space x team come here and help a man out

    Great GoxGreat Gox5 dögum síðan
  • So we're going to just populate the place with balloon yea thanks

    logan J Jlogan J J6 dögum síðan
  • “How many balloons does it take to lift a house?” Eh at least 3

    It’s Ya BoiIt’s Ya Boi6 dögum síðan
  • He prob got a good deal since he sells balloons

    Eamon HoyeEamon Hoye7 dögum síðan
  • 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 Lin7 dögum síðan
  • 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 Trump7 dögum síðan
  • Would've been amazing if after the house took off, the foundation erupted with empty helium canisters and empty fishing line spools

    Cody HoodCody Hood7 dögum síðan
  • Question 4 can you get down

    Luella BurnettLuella Burnett7 dögum síðan
  • 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 Shadow7 dögum síðan
  • I didn't cry during up. Am I the only one?

    Kenny LesterKenny Lester7 dögum síðan
  • did the toilet empty out when the plumbing systems went broken ;-;

    Cloud McWaterVaporCloud McWaterVapor9 dögum síðan
  • 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 name9 dögum síðan
  • Idea:does the chance of a cloud of meatballs the movie are cannabalism

    DahDaniel Dude HQDahDaniel Dude HQ10 dögum síðan
  • Idea:who is finding dory’s family?

    DahDaniel Dude HQDahDaniel Dude HQ10 dögum síðan
  • Idea:why is lighting McQueen called that when he’s a male why not king?

    DahDaniel Dude HQDahDaniel Dude HQ10 dögum síðan
  • A house weigh 500,000 pounds isn’t enough for hulk to hold but enough for hulk to destroy

    DahDaniel Dude HQDahDaniel Dude HQ10 dögum síðan
  • 1:16 what is that anime?

    Jazzhir PamplonaJazzhir Pamplona12 dögum síðan
  • ...yay .........

    Zach BradhamZach Bradham12 dögum síðan
  • 7:32 what's the music at this time stamp called?

    Justice AgJustice Ag12 dögum síðan
  • Up!

    WhisperWhisper12 dögum síðan
  • Who remembers when film theory was new ✨😌✨

    The StudiosThe Studios13 dögum síðan
  • hey, you watch 10 hours of shreksophone? +respect

    Dimas CoolDimas Cool13 dögum síðan
  • Make a Steven Universe theory

    Rhonda UttRhonda Utt13 dögum síðan
  • This is so nerdy, I love it

    HyperMangoHyperMango14 dögum síðan
  • You are the best ISworldsr and that is not an’s a fact. You teach me so much and you are so entertaining. Don’t ever stop.

    William JohnsonWilliam Johnson14 dögum síðan
  • So Carl should have bought plane tickets to go Venezuela.

    tensaidekopontensaidekopon14 dögum síðan
  • I live in Cleveland!!!

    Elias KanaanElias Kanaan16 dögum síðan
  • But wait ,does 2 people make it 5 years non stop?and what if you add more 🤔

    Kyle CarlinKyle Carlin17 dögum síðan
  • 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 Huneke18 dögum síðan
  • ive never cried to any movie :/ only when leia dad i shed 1 tear

    Darth JamesDarth James18 dögum síðan
  • 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 Shaver19 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    crycry20 dögum síðan
  • Lawnchair larry, he is risen.

    LegitCyanLegitCyan20 dögum síðan
  • What's the anime at 1:16?

    Brian WiebergBrian Wieberg20 dögum síðan
  • 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 11221 degi síðan síðan
  • 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

    FoxTheBalloonFoxTheBalloon21 degi síðan síðan
  • A billionaire would pay people to inflate the balloons FOR them.

    LunacorvaLunacorva21 degi síðan síðan
  • Well yeah, that's what we expected

    Henry LazoHenry Lazo22 dögum síðan
  • Well yeah, that's what we expected

    alvaro suarezalvaro suarez23 dögum síðan
  • amazon warehouses could have this done in a day lol

    Love IsaiLove Isai23 dögum síðan
  • What do you mean Guinness refused? Not according to this:

    Airdog711Airdog71123 dögum síðan
  • What if he used Hydrogen? It has a stronger lift and is much cheaper

    Periodical PlaysPeriodical Plays23 dögum síðan
  • You’ll need 🎶99 red balloons🎶

    Stop MotionStop Motion24 dögum síðan
  • From Cleveland too and another thing is sticking with the browns year after year after year

    PJ TomazicPJ Tomazic24 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    ConundrumConundrum25 dögum síðan
  • Do one on if Negan's philosophy was right.

    Peeko SpauldingPeeko Spaulding25 dögum síðan
  • I think my brain grew 20x larger.

    waterMELonwaterMELon25 dögum síðan
    • me to man me to

      peyton's gaming and art kindapeyton's gaming and art kinda25 dögum síðan
  • how many people do u need to make it a fast cheap project. lol

    Andy CardenasAndy Cardenas26 dögum síðan
  • 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 Villegas26 dögum síðan
  • your intro is REALLY CATCHY

    TheGreat9 ProductionsTheGreat9 Productions26 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    thebigZ25thebigZ2526 dögum síðan
  • 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 Deamon26 dögum síðan
  • Where's Mr Beast when we need him?

    SmolCoraxSmolCorax26 dögum síðan
  • I was wtching and then the intro song and I was like fgueing thumbs up boi :D

    Roman JardineRoman Jardine27 dögum síðan
  • you are evil

    Korey JenkinsKorey Jenkins27 dögum síðan
  • 3:27 They... they did it.... I can't believe it... They... They spelled "doctor" wrong... How could they..

    LylaTEALylaTEA27 dögum síðan
  • wouldn't the fishing line just... dunno break?

    LynelaLynela27 dögum síðan
  • What’s the theory of film theory

    lps are the bestlps are the best27 dögum síðan
  • The question we all wanna know How many IQ does MatPat have?

    ItsZackyItsZacky28 dögum síðan
  • Ohio gang

    sour kortsour kort28 dögum síðan
  • Why don’t you just make Mr beast do this in irl

    MAD playerMAD player28 dögum síðan
  • I actually used to wonder about this, I thought you already made a video about it

    Ali RezaAli Reza28 dögum síðan
  • 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 Rutledge28 dögum síðan
  • BEN10

    Nicholas WoolumNicholas Woolum29 dögum síðan
  • But what about the furniture. Did you account for that? Or the two people on board?

    Yoda TrombonistYoda Trombonist29 dögum síðan
  • 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 229 dögum síðan
  • did carl just have to cut all of the plumbing and water lines from the house or were there just none?

    FAITH BONGIFAITH BONGI29 dögum síðan
  • 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 Viewer29 dögum síðan
    • Please comment and/or criticize with a good and constructive manner. No hate, just rhetoric.

      Eponymous ViewerEponymous Viewer29 dögum síðan
  • So basicly you are saying use planes if you wanna fly

    Dwayne VenzonDwayne Venzon29 dögum síðan
  • How about studying 2001 a Space Odyssey good luck

    Dwayne VenzonDwayne Venzon29 dögum síðan
  • I think this was a suggestion with another film theory vid

    Shane VicenteShane VicenteMánuði síðan
  • Ah ah ah.. 5.1 million plus tax

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

    Arikitzu •Arikitzu •Mánuði síðan
  • More Wall-E... pls

    Arikitzu •Arikitzu •Mánuði síðan
  • 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 ChangaMánuði síðan
  • wait mat has millionaire and billionaire friends why are there not more real life experiments

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

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

    Reuben JvRReuben JvRMánuði síðan
  • 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 lifeMánuði síðan
  • 7:13 he said double baltic

    MrToFu 69MrToFu 69Mánuði síðan
  • I may it past that part and it sad

    Nubia LeonNubia LeonMánuði síðan
  • Can you bo a theory about futura 🤖

    angie reyesangie reyesMánuði síðan
  • 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

    djmulderdjmulderMánuði síðan
  • 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?

    DarkLordOutreDarkLordOutreMánuði síðan
  • I watched the WHOLE 10 HOURS OF SHREK

    praneil Dondlapraneil DondlaMánuði síðan
  • 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 KaurMánuði síðan
  • 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 SutherlandMánuði síðan
  • Don’t forget the weight of him and Russel and furniture

    Nina GingrichNina GingrichMánuði síðan
  • Man even this youtuber tells me to show my work

    LiveactionmeLiveactionmeMánuði síðan