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Utah community unveils ‘Up’ replica for 2011 Parade of Homes

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Utah’s Disney/Pixar fans won’t have to drive all the way to California this summer to get a piece of Disney magic. They’ll just have to drive to Herriman.

Carl, Russell and the house from Disney/Pixar’s “Up” are coming to the Herriman Towne Center development in the 2011 Parade of Homes. Bangerter Homes is building a replica of the cartoon creation, complete with balloons.

“I was just watching the movie, and thought, ‘We build houses kind of like that, ’” said Blair Bangerter, one of three brothers in the custom-home building company.

The brothers sought the blessing of Disney Entertainment Group before proceeding, and received the company’s approval to do some Walt Disney-style “imagineering” of their own.

Full story: Disney’s ‘Up’ finds home in Herriman