The premise of Pixar’s next feature film, Inside Out, is easily one of the most creative we have seen from the studio. The story takes place inside the mind of a young girl named Riley, where we will meet the five characters that represent her emotions: Joy, Anger, Sadness, Disgust, and Fear. Although the film’s plot surrounds Riley, the emotions will be the true main characters, led by Joy, described by director Pete Docter as the emotion most significant to Riley. Get to know all five emotions after the break! [Read more…]
Inside Out is one of Pixar’s most highly-anticipated films in years for a number of reasons. The film is the first project from director Pete Docter, whose last film Up was a major hit with both critics and audiences around the world. Its release will also be two years following Monsters University, the last feature film from the studio, which amounts to the longest wait we have had to endure for a feature-length Pixar film since the two year wait between Toy Story 2 (Nov. 1999) and Monsters, Inc. (Nov. 2001). We have waited quite a long while for a teaser trailer for Inside Out, and it is finally here. Watch the ingenious footage after the break! [Read more…]
Inside Out is the first film from director Pete Docter after he wowed audiences with Up, widely considered one of Pixar’s best feature films – it is easily one of the most emotional, raising expectations for Docter’s upcoming project. Pixar often releases teaser trailers for its upcoming films a year before its release, but we have yet to see any footage from Inside Out, due out in theaters in June 2015. The studio did release a surprise today, though, in the form of a behind-the-scenes featurette, which provides us with a first look at the character Riley in whose head much of the film will take place. Take a peek at her design after the break! [Read more…]
When Pixar films are in production, the voice actors are hard at work from the outset. Often, their performances prove to be heavily influential to the final work that we see on the screen. For example, in the lead up to the release of Pete Docter’s Monsters, Inc., Billy Crystal actually had a number of lines that he came up with while in the recording room, which the creative team at Pixar loved so much, they had them put into the film. Inside Out is the next film from Docter, and he has been working on finalizing much of the voice work with the actors, including actress Mindy Kaling. Get another peek at her character after the break! [Read more…]
We are now less than one year from the release of Inside Out, the newest Pixar feature film. The film, the latest from director Pete Docter who last directed Up, is already gathering momentum and most of the world has not seen anything except for a synopsis, a logo, and one piece of concept art. Still, buzz is building – Pixar seems to have an incredible amount of confidence in the animated film as the studio has been previewing scenes for the last few weeks around the world, to festival attendees, critics, and online media. The consensus? Inside Out may just blow your mind.
When I attended “Pixar In Concert” at Lincoln Center in NY a few weeks back, I was struck by how many memorable scores there are in the Pixar film catalog. The score that played just before intermission, arguably the most stunning piece of music in any Pixar film, was that from Pete Docter’s Up, the film that only needs mentioning to induce tears. The score went on to win an Oscar for composer Michael Giacchino, and has developed a life of its own. Docter and Giacchino are now reuniting once more, for Inside Out, which is due out next year!
Pete Docter is a Pixar veteran who has been with the company since before the original Toy Story. Although he has only directed Monsters, Inc. and Up for the studio, the passion those two projects have inspired among critics and fans has made Docter one of the most highly-regarded directors at the studio. His next film, 2015’s Inside Out, has understandably garnered high expectations, given that it will be the first Pixar feature film since 2013’s Monsters University, but also because a short scene screened at the D23 Expo and CinemaCon generated immense praise. This summer, you can learn more about the film from Docter himself at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.