Ever since the release of Up, many of us (translation: I) have been anxiously awaiting for Pete Docter’s next directorial effort. His next film was announced at the D23 Expo two years ago. It was described as taking us inside the mind of a girl, with emotions embodied as characters. While we had a very brief synopsis, we still did not have an official title. A few months ago, there were reports that the film had been given a title, but had not yet been announced to the public. Today, in conjunction with CinemaCon, Disney/Pixar has officially titled the film Inside Out.
CinemaCon is a venue where movie theater management (and press) gather annually to learn more about studios’ upcoming films. Disney/Pixar, like many other studios, has historically used the event to hold screenings of its summer films, as well as to announce new details for films whose release date is farther out. Last year, the then-untitled Pixar film about dinosaurs officially received its title of The Good Dinosaur. I held a strong belief that Docter’s film would follow suit this year.
Disney/Pixar shared the following tweet today:
We have an announcement! Inside Out, the new film from director Pete Docter, will open in US theaters June 19, 2015.
— Disney•Pixar (@DisneyPixar) April 17, 2013
We do not know many details about the film, but here is the official synopsis:
Pixar takes audiences on incredible journeys into extraordinary worlds: from the darkest depths of the ocean to the top of the tepui mountains in South America; from the fictional metropolis of Monstropolis to a futuristic fantasy of outer space. From director Pete Docter (“Up,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and producer Jonas Rivera (“Up”), the inventive new film will take you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind.
The details about the film taking place inside the mind of a girl emerged in a Charlie Rose interview with John Lasseter. It is good to hear that Inside Out is still on track to hit its June 19, 2015 release date.