Last week I watched UP, classing it as essential research for my project, thinking that it would give me some inspiration for my project. But, as much as I liked it as a movie, I love the book even more. Last week, in Waterstones, I came across a book called 'The Art Of UP' by Tim Hauser (Author) and Pete Docter (Foreword). The illustrations and drawing style behind the movie was more inspirational to me than the movie itself. Here's a couple of images from the book, which I hope to buy soon.
Here's some work on the development and production of the movie by Lou Ramano: http://louromano.blogspot.com/2009/05/art-of-up_3697.html