Video: Trailer For Pixar's Upcoming 'Inside Out' Is Literally Full Of Emotions
Pixar is no stranger to bringing emotions in to the mix with their films (ahem, we admit we teared up in the opening credits of Up). However, in the first teaser for their upcoming film, Inside Out, they tackle the topic of feelings head on—by giving life to each of those conflicting voices inside of our heads.
In the trailer, Pixar basically makes a mix tape of their greatest hits, showing the emotional scenes from their most popular flicks—from Monsters, Inc. to Brave. But after the montage, we're asked the question, "Ever wonder where all those emotions really live?"
Enter the protagonist of the story, 11-year-old Riley, who is faced with a slew of emotions—Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Sadness (Phyllis Smith)—when she experiences a major life change. Her family has just moved from a small Midwestern town to San Francisco and she's having to adjust to her new life.
The tween's mind also bounces from her reality to the emotional conflicts behind the scenes in her mind. "[Joy] goes to places like dream productions, where dreams are shot live every night in this massive Hollywood studio with a back lot, props, and costumes," writer-director Peter Docter (Up, Monsters, Inc.) tells EW. "Hopefully there will be multiple places where everyone just goes, 'Whoa.'"
Variety reported that when Docter talked about Inside Out at the Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival in France over the summer, he went into depth about how he came about with the concept of the film. He said that when his daughter Elie turned 12, she changed, lost a bit of her childhood and became moody. “It’s based on a strong emotional experience I had watching my daughter grow up," Docter said. "There is something that is lost when you grow up."
Inside Out is scheduled to be released on June 19, 2015.