One gorgeous animated Pixar film has been picked to premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and we can see why.
Pixar’s been touting “Inside Out” for years now as one of its most inventive new films, and judging by the concept, it’s with good reason. The film is based on an original idea by Pete Docter, who is directing the film alongside co-director Ronnie del Carmen, and producer Jonas Rivera. And that’s not all.
It’s voice cast features the likes of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, and John Ratzenberger.
The film takes place inside the mind of a young girl as she struggles with a move to a new city, and each of her emotions – Fear, Anger, Sadness, Disgust, and Joy – are portrayed as separate characters unto themselves, all operating in the “headquarters” of her mind.
The plot is as follows:
Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Riley and everyone else are guided by their emotions, Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The personified 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, when Sadness accidentally causes herself and Joy to get lost within the rest of Riley’s Mind. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the remaining emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school, while Joy and Sadness trek through the rest of Riley’s Mind (including “Imagination Land” and “Dream Productions”), the latter slowly discovering the bright side of life.
Pete Docter brought audiences to tears in record time with his last movie, “Up”, and from what we’ve seen so far he’ll have the opportunity to do even more this time around.
Watch the trailer here:
“Inside Out” is slated to be released on 19th June after it first makes it premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival on 13th May.
For more information, visit the movie’s Facebook page.