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|Directed by||Pete Docter|
Ronnie del Carmen (Co-Director)
|Produced by||Jonas Rivera|
|Music by||Michael Giacchino|
|Release date||June 19, 2015|
- "A major emotion picture."
When first announced at the 2011 D23 Expo, the film was presented under the working title of "The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside The Mind". In December 2012, Bleeding Cool published an article stating the name of Pete Docter's next film would be The Inside Out. Then on February 8, 2013, ComingSoon.net reported that the film’s title would be Inside Out. Disney/Pixar officially announced the title on Twitter on April 17, 2013 during Cinema Con.
|“|| 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.
At D23 Expo 2013, it was stated that the story is about Riley, the once happy-go-lucky pre-teen is uprooted from her pleasant life in Minnesota and thrust into a new, unwelcome existence in San Francisco, where she has to find new friends. That’s when the emotions take over, much to the chagrin of her baffled parents. Anger, Disgust, Fear, Sadness and Joy spar, collaborate, and miscommunicate with one another in an attempt to keep her functioning,
- TBA: Riley
- Amy Poehler: Joy
- Phyllis Smith: Sadness
- Bill Hader: Fear
- Mindy Kaling: Disgust
- Lewis Black: Anger
Pixar first revealed the following information on the upcoming film at D23 Expo 2011: "From director Pete Docter comes an inventive new film that explores a world that everyone knows, but no one has seen: inside the human mind."
In an interview with Charlie Rose in early December 2011, John Lasseter revealed the film takes place in a girl's mind, and is about her emotions as characters. In June 2012, he made a similar statement to Bleeding Cool, and gave further details:
|“||Pete [Docter] has this way of constantly trying to figure out something that we’re all familiar with in some way… he’s constantly looking for these kinds of things. You look at people oftentimes and they do something to make you go “What are they thinking?” or it’s like how a song gets stuck in your head and you just can’t get it out. Little quirky thing like this that we all do. Certain emotions just seem to take us over, anger or happiness, where you start giggling and laughing and you can’t stop. He thought “I want to take a look at that, explain that.” His idea is that the emotions of this little girl are the characters and it takes place in the head of this little girl, and shows how they control things that go on. It’s very, very clever and it’s truly unlike anything you've ever seen, yet it explains things you've seen.||”|
At the 2013 Siggraph convention, Pete Docter said the story was "one of the most challenging I've ever had to put together", because the film has to tell simultaneously what is happening to Riley and what is happening inside her mind.
Docter says while thinking about his next project following Up, one of his goals was to make a film that would be new and innovative animation-wise, while keeping with some of his previous themes.
Pete Docter took inspiration for this film from the personal experience of watching his daughter Ellie as she grew up in adolescence. It was moving for him, as she seemed to have lost her childhood joy, and became more withdrawn. The film stemmed from his reflection on this, from his perspective as a parent and adult, and on his experience of change in general. He said:
|“||I thought I was making a film about my daughter, but the truth is, I’m more making a film about myself in relation to my daughter and understanding that. The film is told from a parent’s point of view, and being a parent, I just sort of slipped into that, I guess. It’s definitely made me think again about the way I grew up, my adolescence, and even on a day-to-day basis what I’m doing and why.||”|
Docter has insisted the film's setting is independent from the biological, physical reality of the brain, and that it is rather set in the mind, with a more metaphysical, abstract viewpoint.
Emotions, because of their nature, were made as strong, highly caricatured and distinctive characters, in a way Docter compared to the seven dwarfs from Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Continuing with the idea the mind is independent from reality, and in an effort to have emotions look the way one would feel them, emotions are not made of flesh and blood. As Docter says "They are made up of particles that actually move. Instead of being skin and solid, it is a massive collection of energy."
Similarly, to animate them the team took a style with more stretching and exaggeration of movements than is usual for Pixar, closer to classic cartoon animation. Inspiration was taken from Chuck Jones and Tex Avery, as well as Milt Kahl and John Sibley.
The team consulted psychologists and red numerous different scientific theories regarding the workings of the mind, and the film's design was influenced by what they learned from their research. For instance, the way memories are managed in the film is taken from one theory. And the emotions in the film stem from a theory which identified eight basic emotions, which Docter reduced to five. Much of their work was to simplify complex ideas to get a simple and comprehensible concept. Nevertheless, Docter says they are "approaching it from a poetic viewpoint. It’s not even trying to be scientific at all."
Attached Short Film
Pixar's short film Lava will be attached to Inside Out.
See Inside Out Trivia.
- ↑ Michael Giacchino to Score Inside Out - Video Interview
- ↑ The Next Film From The Director Of Up And Monsters Inc. Is Called The Inside Out – At Least For Now
- ↑ Confirmed: Pete Docter's Next Pixar Film Called Inside Out
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Pixar preview: Casts announced for 'Finding Dory,' 'The Good Dinosaur,' 'Inside Out' at Disney's D23
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 D23 Expo: Pixar Animation Studios News Roundup
- ↑ Big Screen Animation
- ↑ BREAKING NEWS: Pixar announces two new movies
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Siggraph: Pixar’s Pete Docter Reveals the Challenges of His Next Film 'Inside Out'
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 1 Screaming Fact About Monsters University + a Peek at Inside Out on Disney Movies Anywhere
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 CS Gets an Early Look at Pixar's Inside Out
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Pixar Breaks Silence, Offers Inside Look at ‘Inside Out’ at Annecy
- ↑ Pixar’s ‘Inside Out:’ New Info on Plot, Characters, and Locations (Video Blog)
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Pixar's 'Inside Out' has strong personal and emotional origins for director Pete Docter