Albert: Up, Up and Away!

DVD Release: April 19, 2016
Albert: Up, Up and Away!


Albert is a smart and cheeky small-town boy who is dreaded for his pranks all around town. When he accidentally destroys the statue of the local hero, famous hot-air-balloon captain Leopoldus, he is determined to make up for his mistake. Albert decides to venture into the world with his best friend Egon and come back as a hot-air-balloon captain! How proud everyone will be! However, a mean bandit takes advantage of the clueless boys to help him steal the world’s biggest diamond. Adventure and excitement is abundant in “Albert: Up, Up and Away!”

Dove Review

“Albert: Up, Up and Away!” is a charming animated production about two best friends and the adventure they take. Albert is always getting into trouble, but not on purpose, and his best friend Egon is with him most of the time. They have their differences, like most friends. Albert wants to become a hot-air-balloon captain so he can replace the statue that he accidentally destroyed when he was young. Egon, on the other hand, wants to become a pirate captain.

Albert finds a way to get them both on the adventure by kidnapping Egon. Down the river they go in an old fish barrel. Although they’re smart, they are young boys, and a swindler con man and his friends get the boys into trouble by asking them to steal a diamond for the con man. However, with a little help of a young girl, the boys return the gem and find what they were looking for: Albert gets a hot air balloon and Egon gets to be the pirate lookout in the balloon.

This is a wonderful story of friendship, kindness and wise choices. Everyone in the family will enjoy this movie, and we are happy to award this film with the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Boy pulled by his ear; friends fighting; bullying.
Sex: None
Language: Name calling, such as "Numbskull," Dumb; Stupid; Darn.
Violence: Boy pulled by his ear; friends fighting; bullying.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Young man who is bullied loses his belt and his pants fall to ground, leaving him in his shorts.
Other: Stealing a diamond for some con men; being tricked; being mischievous; kidnapping a friend for adventure; woman at market with crystal ball; men and a goat make fart noises.


Company: Shout! Factory
Genre: Children
Runtime: 81 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe