Although Pixar did not release a feature film this year, the studio did air Toy Story That Time Forgot, a 30-minute TV special, just a few nights ago. Still, there is something special about a Pixar feature film, the next of which is Inside Out. The film delves into the mind of Riley, an 11-year-old girl who moves cross-country with her family. Understandably, the major transition leaves her emotions significantly affected. The story focuses in on those emotions and has made them living, breathing characters. While you wait for its release, take a look at an incredible international poster for the film!
In France, Inside Out is called Vice-Versa and its poster for the film can be seen above. The poster was shared by the site Golem Treize (via Cartoon Brew). The idea behind the poster is simple, but the execution is brilliant – one look at the image, and you get a sense as to what the film will be about. Also, the hand-drawn art style for the emotion characters was a wonderful choice.
According to Cartoon Brew, the artist behind the poster is Stacey Aoyama.
I plugged in the tagline on the bottom of the poster into Google Translate but the translation made little sense. It definitely has the words “little,” “voices,” and “head” in there, meaning it is likely similar to the tagline seen on the U.S. poster – “Meet The Little Voices Inside Your Head” – but it’s a question in this case. Maybe one of our resourceful readers could help us out.
The official synopsis for the film is below:
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 in the U.S. on June 19th! In France, the film actually debuts two days earlier, on June 17th. Not only are we jealous of the poster, but now we’re envious of their release date as well!