“Inside Out” – Pixar’s Resurgence?

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Disney Animation has been getting all the attention with their  recent hits “Wreck it Ralph” and “Frozen“, along with their upcoming Marvel Comics adaptation “Big Hero 6“. On Mickey’s other hand, Disney owned Pixar Animation has been relatively quiet on the film release side. The year 2014 will mark the first year since 2005 that Disney/Pixar has not released a film in theaters. Still, this is not a time to start doubting Pixar, a studio that has given us some of the most remarkable animated films that we, our younger siblings and/or kids have enjoyed. Though Pixar will not release a film this year, they do have projects in the making that will be released over the next few years. Those projects include “The Good Dinosaur” (2015), “Inside Out” (2015), along with other projects announced like “Finding Dory“, the much anticipated “The Incredibles 2” and the not so much anticipated “Cars 3“. With all these upcoming projects, I can understand why Pixar won’t be releasing a new film this year.

Inside Out

Character Voices: Bill Hader (Fear), Phyllis Smith (Sad), Amy Poehler (Joy), Mindy Kaling (Disgust), Lewis Black (Anger)

Pixar’s most recent upcoming film “Inside Out” has been grabbing my attention more and more with each piece of news announced. “Inside Out” is about a young girl named Riley who struggles dealing with moving into a new city. What I like about “Inside Out” is that the Riley character isn’t the main character(s), but that her emotions are (Joy, Disgust, Sadness, Anger, and Fear). The film take place inside her mind and focuses on the human related subject of emotion and how it affects Riley and the people around her. It’s sounding like “Inside Out” will give us a humored look at what goes on inside our minds when emotions sometimes get the best of us, through these characters. I feel like I’ll be sort of looking at myself as a younger boy while watching this and saying “so that’s why I felt that way”. According to the director of “Inside Out”, Pete Docter that was his intention. To make us think about how we grew up and our adolescence. All this makes “Inside Out” more than just an animated film, but a Pixar film with purpose.

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Considering Director Pete Docter’s previous work on the Pixar films “Up” and “Monsters Inc“, this film should remind everyone that a studio like Pixar is about originality and storytelling that hits us in powerful ways.


“inside Out” comes out in theaters on June 19,2015

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