In the absence of a feature film release, it's been a rather quiet year for Pixar news. But here, at long last, is the teaser trailer for Pixar's fifteenth feature film, Inside Out. The trailer introduces the five main characters of the new film, by reminding us of the times each of the emotions has cropped up in Pixar's previous classics. It's being billed as "a major emotion picture" and here's the trailer.
As well as making me want to watch every single Pixar film again, (well, maybe not quite the Cars ones...) the trailer makes Inside Out look phenomenal. The animation is superbly vivid and colourful and the characters look immensely fun. Looks like another winner from Pixar!
Here's the synopsis Disney provided:
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.
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.
Director Pete Docter, who started at Pixar in 1990, said Inside Out "was exciting because we could visualize locations like long-term memory, the subconscious, abstract thought, dream production—concepts that are already familiar to people." Adding, "[it] gives us a chance to take the audience to a world that everyone knows about but no one has ever been before." Producer Jonas Rivera, who started at the studio in 1994, said of Docter: "Pete thinks up the kind of movies that I want to see—which makes them the kinds of movies I want to produce."
Inside Out is directed by Pete Docter, co-directed by Ronnie del Carmen and produced by Jonas Rivera and hits cinemas on 19th June, 2015 (US)/24th July, 2015 (UK).