Trailering Inside Out from Pixar

Pixar may be out of the Oscar race this year, but the first teaser for Pete Docter’s Inside Out (June 19, 2005) is a further proof that it’s the one to beat next season.

Inside Out is a road trip inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley, whose five emotions act like the Seven Dwarfs in protecting her psyche as she grows up: Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Anger (Lewis Black). It could be Pixar’s most profound movie in its exploration of how the mind works metaphorically.

Going imaginatively inside the mind has allowed Docter and Pixar to embrace hand-drawn animation more fully than ever before (with a nod to Disney’s Milt Kahl and Warner Bros.’ Chuck Jones and Tex Avery, among others). The world is an elaborate candy-colored theme park that’s part “Small World” and part Apple.  Docter told me that Inside Out is really told from a grown up point of view. In other words, it’s really about Joy and Sadness learning to co-exist in all of us.


Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Below the Line, Cinematography, Editing, Movies, Music, Oscar, previs, Production Design, Tech, Trailers, VFX, Virtual Production

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