Pixar’s Up Is Don Quixote?

Upcoming Pixar reports that the upcoming 2009 Pixar animated film “Up” looks to be based on one of history’s most famous stories – “Don Quixote”.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s classic novel follows a man who has read so many stories that he becomes convinced he is a knight and sets off, along with his earthy squire Sancho Panza, in search of adventure. They begin with his attack on windmills that he believes to be ferocious giants.

For almost six decades the Walt Disney Company has been trying to turn Don Quixote into an animated feature film, but without success due to the almost episodic nature of the story.

“Monsters, Inc.” director Pete Docter helms the project which will get a release on June 12th 2009.