Matt Buck photographed this awesome hot air balloon designed and built by Exclusive Ballooning to look exactly like the floating house from Pixar Animation Studios' 2009 3D computer animated film Up. It took them six months to complete the project.
"The balloon has an active volume of 84,000 cubic feet and features 540 individually sewn balloons, each with 13 panels, attached to the digitally printed envelope. The inflatable house which completely covers the basket and burners was made from PVC and was attached after the hot air balloon was inflated. The house was then zipped up around the burner frame and secured in place prior to the fans being switched on and the house taking shape."
This photo was taken at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta in 2009, where the balloon was debuted by Pixar to promote their new movie. We hope this hot air balloon house has been on many grand adventures since then.
[via Twisted Sifter]