Inside Scoop on ‘Inside Out’


Well, maybe it isn’t a scoop as much as it is a sample spoon, but you know what they say about a spoonful of Pixar. It helps the slow animation season go down in a most delightful way! And those flavorful rascals from Emeryville have released a little more about their elusively thought-provoking upcoming feature, Inside Out, directed by the equally ineffable Pete Docter.

Basically, we knew it was going to be about a young girl, Riley’s, emotions—namely Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. Now we have their official synopsis which states that the plot revolves around Riley adjusting to a move from the Midwest to San Francisco and what chaos this brings upon “Headquarters,” where the emotions live and work. In their words:

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.

Here’s the thing about Pete Docter films thus far: a plot summary will never do them an ounce of justice. When I heard the first tidbits about UP, I was more than a little confused and entirely underwhelmed. I was ready, of course, but I was really struggling to imagine what the heck this modern Mr. Magoo was going to be like. Of course, the rest is history and UP is like one of the greatest movies of all time. So is Monsters, Inc. in my opinion—Docter’s other directorial hit with Pixar.

Michael Giacchino

Based on the intangible sense of awesomeness I am already tracking from this film and also with the just-announced news that Michael Giacchino will score the film, I am beyond excited to see Inside Out. The movie is set for release on June 19, 2015.

Just a note, The Good Dinosaur, which we have no synopsis for, is still slated for November 2015 which will give us TWO Pixar films next year.

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