With The Good Dinosaur pushed back to 2015, many moviegoers have been at a loss without a Pixar joint this year. But fear not, the acclaimed animation studio has released their first teaser trailer for Inside Out, which will debut in June 2015. That’s right, two Pixar movies next year. See the emotional characters of Inside Out in action after the break.
As the teaser implies, Pixar has succeeded in conjuring up all sorts of emotions while watching their films. Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness will not only be felt in this upcoming feature, bu they will also be the main characters. We’ve seen the character designs before and they look great all together. Disgust will be the best comedic relief based on her body language and Sadness, she’s going to be the core of this movie. It’s so heartbreaking to watch her mope around.
What I’m curious about is how often we’ll be spending time with Riley, the girl who’s mind our emotions inhabit. Will it be a consist back and forth or will the movie be contained inside her mind for the most part?
Written and directed by Academy Award winner Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc.; Up), I have nothing but high hopes that this will be a return to form for Pixar original features. Docter had helped develop the story and characters for Toy Story alongside John Lasseter (Cars) and Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) as well as the Oscar nominated screenplay for WALL-E. I’d say this man has a few talents. The story Docter has written is highly simple, yet so imaginative. Folks will have an easy time relating to Riley and her emotional counterparts.
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Here is the official plot synopsis for Inside Out, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios:
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.
Inside Out hits theaters everywhere on June 19.
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