From the director of Up and Monsters Inc., comes an entirely new type of animated feature for Disney Pixar. The studio, who’ve made their mark hybridising the bright cartoon appeal of its characters with a dry, sardonic wit, are trying something new in Inside Out.
The animated jaunt is set inside an eleven-year old girl called Riley (Kaitlyn Dias). No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Taking place in the body of a youngster – like a kiddie Inner Space – the emotions of Riley are personified. Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Anger (Lewis Black) are all given real personas. The catalyst for the plot begins when Riley’s family are uprooted from the Midwest and move to the fast pace of San Francisco. As she struggles to deal with such a big life change – we get to see how her emotions handle it.
From what’s shown in this first trailer, we’ve reason to be excited. The first minute of the 1:40 clip is a mash-up of Pixar’s previous movies, so the 35 seconds of the actual film is a very brief tease indeed. We get the chance to hear Amy Poehler’s Joy leading the emotion crew, and an idea of how those emotions appear. Check it out for yourself, along with the first teaser poster, then be sure to let us know if you’re gonna check it out next summer.
Inside Out opens on June 19th 2015.
From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.