As most of you know, I am a Pixar fanatic, so I take advantage of any excuse to talk about Pixar movies.
That said, we’ve learned some great insights into the story of one of Pixar’s newest projects, Inside Out, which will be premiering in 2015.
The movie is being directed by Peter Docter, the director of Monsters Inc. and Up, two of Pixar’s best films yet, so the anticipation is high at a time when we’re used to sequels and prequels from the studio.
Recently, at the D23 Expo, Docter revealed some new story details on what we can expect from this movie. He explained that the movie centers around a young girl named Riley, and the movie is about her emotions being personified inside her mind.
The characters in the image above are these emotions. They are Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Anger (Lewis Black, because of course).
The emotions work inside Riley’s brain and are able to see what she sees. Their “job” is to regulate her emotions. In the story, Riley moves to San Francisco, and as her emotions are heightened, Joy and Sadness are exiled to the deeper recesses of Riley’s mind.
These recesses include areas of memory, dreams, abstract thought, a “train” of thought, and even a Disney-like Imagination Land. Meanwhile, Fear, Anger and Disgust have to run Riley’s emotions while Joy and Sadness are gone, which is probably the bulk of the movie’s comedy.
And that’s about all we know so far. The movie looks refreshingly original, something Pixar could really use right now.
Unfortunately, we have to wait until June 19, 2015.
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