Pixar's 'Inside Out' Trailer Pulls Heartstrings and Tickles Imaginations

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 13:01 Written by  iamrogue
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Pixar's 'Inside Out' Trailer Pulls Heartstrings and Tickles Imaginations

As promised, Disney has released a full theatrical trailer for Inside Out, Pixar's first original feature since Brave.

Inside Out isn't just original, it's downright unusual.  Pixar movies almost always manage to infuse even silly ideas with deep, resonant emotions, but this whole movie is about emotions.

Specifically, it's about Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Fear (Bill Hader), and Anger (Lewis Black), the five central emotions residing in the brain of Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), an eleven year-old girl.  While Riley and her parents adjust to their new life after a big move from the Midwest to San Francisco, the feelings respond from the control center in her brain.

The concept has been out there for awhile now, but this new trailer gives some insight on the actual story.  Joy, the ringleader of the feelings, and Sadness accidentally split off from the group, and are forced to navigate through Riley's mind, including her long term memory and her imagination, in order to make it back to the control center, helping Riley reclaim her emotional balance.

It looks like Inside Out splits its time between the low-key, often humorous dramatic story of a family in flux and a broad, colorful fantasy sprinkled with quite a lot of funny business.

See for yourself in the trailer, which premiered on EllenTube today (our embed is courtesy of JoBlo):

Just yesterday, Disney dropped the Inside Out one sheet, which puts the feelings on front street.

The film comes from Pete Docter, an original member of the Pixar brain trust who directed Monsters Inc. and Up.  Docter, who came up with the Inside Out story, directs alongside co-director Ronaldo Del Carmen.

“I was pretty certain someone must have done an idea like this before,” Docter explained over the summer. "We’re approaching it from a poetic viewpoint. It’s not even trying to be scientific at all.”

After a year without a Pixar movie (Monsters University was the last one, back in 2013), Inside Out is poised to end the Pixar drought this June 19th.

Here's the official synopsis:

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.

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