i met a cartoon’s dopplegänger today

I substitute taught today. I was a chorus teacher for lots and lots of hyper elementary and middle school kids.

It was a pretty entertaining day. If I had to pick the most amusing highlight from the whole experience, I’d probably choose meeting a fifth grader who, I swear, was the real-life version of Russell from the movie Up.

up russell

The face; the body; the quirky, insistent, do-gooder personality; even the way he moved… everything fit to a T. And he seemed like the kind of boy who had already earned his fair share of merit badges. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Pixar’s animators know this kid. For real.

(And by the way, I love that movie. Looking for images of Russell made me want to watch it again. Right now.)

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