I saw a screening of Pixar’s Inside Out this week and have been thinking about it a lot since then. I have to wait to give a full review, but I can tell you that my 11-year old son was enthralled by the movie. He’s the same age as Riley, the little girl whose emotions are at the center of the film. That movie is practically made for him.
Pixar has released a clip that features one of my favorite moments from the film:
Congratulations San Francisco, you’ve ruined pizza!
There’s also a new TV spot featuring some early reviews
Director Pete Docter and the animators at Pixar have managed to make a movie that could have been as boring as a 6th grade science film and turn it into one of Pixar’s best movies.
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.
From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.
See Inside Out for yourself on June 19th.