‘Inside Out’ on Blu-ray: Truly a Joy from Start to Finish

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Now available on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and Digital HD, Pixar Animation Studios’ Inside Out is an animated wonder, no matter how you choose to watch it. I had the chance to see the film again on Blu-ray, along with all of the bonus features, and here’s my train of thought about the experience.

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‘Inside Out’ Review

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Inside Out deserves—and is getting—unending praise from critics and fans, so my exuberant hurrahs will only add to the fervor of the roaring crowd. That’s fine and that’s what I intend to do, but I will also add that films like this continuing to come into the world fill me with so much vigor and hope; not just because of the overwhelmingly uplifting message of the story, but because of the memories it sparks in me of how good animation can and has changed the world.

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2014: The Year Without a Pixar Movie

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Do you remember where you were when you heard the news that The Good Dinosaur was being pushed to 2015, leaving a gigantic Pixar shaped void in your 2014 calendar? It was an incremental realization for me.

“Okay, it’s being reworked, I thought, that’s fine…but then what movie are they going to fast-track for 2014? (Cue Homer Simpson’s brain explaining reality to him.) No movie from Pixar at all?!? @#&*%!”

Like a spoiled brat, this animation company has got me so expectant for their annual masterpieces, I all but threw myself on the floor in an Angelica Pickles-worthy tantrum (forgive the Rugrats reference, but I’m lamenting the loss of Christine Cavanaugh). So, now that we made it through the year without a Pixar movie and look forward to the prospect of TWO films for 2015, a little reflection and contemplation seems appropriate.

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Watch This: Disney UK Releases New ‘Inside Out’ Trailer

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I can’t remember an animated trailer getting so much widespread hype in a long time. The new Inside Out clip released in the United Kingdom Wednesday was texted and tweeted and emailed and Facebook messaged to me by friends and colleagues of mine from many walks of life—most unrelated to animation. They were all bubbling with intrigue, “Have you seen this?” “What is this?” “This looks so interesting!” And I am not surprised by their fascination—this trailer is epic!

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 76: AF News – Week of October 5th, 2014

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It’s another edition of AF News with Stanford Clark and Marc Vibbert! On today’s show they discuss and review a whole slew of recent animated TV Blu-ray releases, Stanford’s upcoming trip to New York Comic Con, as well as Laika’s The Boxtrolls and Disney’s Star Wars Rebels.

Also Discussed: Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition, special episodes of Phineas and Ferb, and new trailers for Pixar’s Inside Out, Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya & Disney’s Big Hero 6. Plus, a whole bunch more…

(Recorded on 10/06/14)

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Watch This: Teaser Trailer for Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

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What a Tease! Inside Out Trailer is as Dazzling as it is Devoid of Plot, per the norm for Pixar.

Though they didn’t invent the practice, Pixar has certainly done a lot to raise the bar of what a teaser trailer should be over the last twenty years. After watching the much-anticipated teaser trailer for Pixar’s fifteenth full length feature film, Inside Out, it got me thinking about the ways Pixar has messed with our minds over the decades and how (literally) they are doing it again.

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Watch This: First Look at Pixar’s New ‘Lava’ Short

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Pixar Animation Studios has just released a clip from its upcoming short film Lava

Directed by James Ford Murphy, Lava tells the love story of two Hawaiian volcanos. The volcanos are voiced by Hawaiian singers Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig.

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Last Weekend for Your Free Copy of ‘The Incredibles’ with Disney Movies Anywhere

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Our friends at The Walt Disney Studios reminded us that this is the final weekend for a couple of great promotions they have been running with their terrific Disney Movies Anywhere app.

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Sneak Peek at ‘Inside Out’ with Disney Movies Anywhere

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There is so much about the newest teaser from Pixar that has me happily reminiscing of the 90’s Disney films. The mystique and general feelings of wonder as to what this film is going to be along with the behind-the-scenes footage of work in progress brings me back to the glorious days of pencil-test trailers.

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