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!
The Pixar film is easily one of the most ambitious projects from Pixar, with much of the film’s story taking place inside the mind of a young girl named Riley. Sure, Riley is an integral character, but it is her emotions that are the true main characters: Joy (Amy Poehler), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Fear (Bill Hader), and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). Joy is actually the emotion that is most important to Riley, making the happy emotion the lead, and also providing Pixar with its second film headlined by a female character (after Brave).
Watch the teaser trailer below and see if you get any goosebumps:
That has to be one of the best teasers we have ever seen from Pixar (not to hype it or anything).
The official synopsis of the film is below:
From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley. 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.
UPDATE 1: As discovered by Stitch Kingdom, Pixar has also released a “motion poster” for the film, a new poster sheet accompanied by Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion,” which plays prominently through the teaser. Although I embedded it on this page previously, it plays automatically and interferes with the teaser above, so I have removed it. You can check it out at its own website.
UPDATE 2: EW has released an exclusive still from the teaser. It is hi-res and beautiful, so feel free to click on it below and view it in its full size:
The new teaser poster, which is simply the motion poster sans-motion, has also been released (via The Film Stage):
Inside Out arrives in theaters on June 19, 2015!