New Featurette Shows Off First-ever Footage of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

It was a long time coming, but we finally have some great footage of Inside Out to gawk out at.

The footage comes courtesy of the Disney Movies Anywhere app, which means I can’t share the full thing here. But thanks to ScreenCrush, you can view some gifs of the film below.

If you want to see it for yourself, download the app and check out the latest Monsters University fact video. The featurette comes at the end.

And you’ll catch a glimpse of what my face looked like when I watched it:

pixar inside out footage

The girl you see there is the latest version of the film’s main character (and location, technically): Riley. She’s an 11-year-old girl whose family has just moved from Minnesota to San Francisco. Her adjustment to this big change marks the focal point of the film’s story.

One cool thing I love about the animation here is how much care they put into her facial expressions. You can truly tell that there is a battle between her emotions in the way she slowly lights up.

Pete Docter (Up) pretty much describes the emotions as “their version of the Seven Dwarfs.”

While the above is more traditional animation for Pixar, the shots below capture something new for the studio:

pixar inside out footage

As you can see, this footage takes place within Riley’s mind, and it’s noticeably more stylistic. Here, you can see Joy (Amy Poehler) throwing marshmallows at Anger (Lewis Black).

And here:

pixar inside out footage

You can see that the flames produced by Anger’s, well, anger is being used to roast marshmallows.

As Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera (also from Up) explain it, they’re using new and classic animation techniques (like “squash and stretch”) to make something we’ve never seen before.

We’ll see if that’s true next June…


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8 thoughts on “New Featurette Shows Off First-ever Footage of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

  1. I think that the last two gifs are just test footage, and we might not see a mixed version of new and classic animation… but who knows, I could be wrong. If they DO plan on doing this, I’m excited to see what it would look like.

    • They could be, yes. But they also look like a scene that would come out of the film’s first promo (especially that last frame). I guess we’ll see soon!

  2. Is it just me, or does Riley look exactly like how Andy’s mum would look when she was a little girl? But that’s probably not true because Andy’s mum is Emily…
    Just a thought 😊

    • Yeah they look somewhat similar, but I highly doubt Inside Out will take place in the 1960s or 70s.

    • maybe Riley is Andy’s daughter perhaps? so she would end up looking similar to her grandmother as a child.

      • Very unlikely. That would mean Inside Out takes place at least 10-15 years from now. And judging from what we’ve seen about the movie, I doubt it’ll take place in the near-future.

        On top of that, Andy grew up in Tri-County, which is in California. Riley’s family is from Minnesota and is moving to San Francisco.

        • Maybe he’s her GRANDDAUGHTER, not straight-out daughter. A lot of grandparents live far away from their grandchildren. My own grandparents live in Minnesota (I live in Indiana).

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