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.
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!
So there I was, listening to The Walt Disney Company’s Q4 and fiscal year 2014 earnings conference call when amid all of the talk about numbers and “franchises” (which, I believe, is the favorite word among the senior business leaders at Disney), comes a surprise announcement from Disney CEO Bob Iger that Toy Story 4 is on its way from Pixar Animation Studios on June 16th, 2017 and that it will be directed by none other than John Lasseter himself. I immediately sent a text to our fearless editor-in-chief Marc Vibbert and then tried to sort it all out.
Thirteen years ago today, (ooh, spooky!) Pixar released their fourth full-length animated feature: Monster’s Inc. Directed by Pete Docter, with a screenplay from the likes of Andrew Stanton, this film was destined for success. Monsters Inc. follows the lives of James P. Sullivan (Sulley) and Mike Wazowski as they work on the scare floor of the biggest company in Monstropolis, Monster’s Incorporated. This film may get blown past by some as one of many “good” films Pixar did in the early 2000’s, but Monster’s Inc. deserves to be hailed as one of the great animated films in history because it truly is.
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.
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.
We’re all having withdrawals this summer without a new movie from Pixar Animation Studios to enjoy. Our friends at Pixar must be feeling our pain, because they’ve been releasing some information about things to look forward to in 2015. This week, Pixar announced the new short that will be shown in front of Inside Out next summer entitled Lava.
Pixar’s Pete Doctor made a presentation yesterday about his new film Inside Out at the 2014 Annecy International Animation Film Festival. From some of the various tweets coming from the festival, it sounds like a segment of the film was shown and a new logo for the film made its debut.
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.
Recently we wrote about how Pixar had pulled director Bob Peterson off of their forthcoming film, The Good Dinosaur. Now comes news that the film (originally set for May 30, 2014) has been pushed to November 25th, 2015, the date Andrew Stanton’s Finding Dory was set to open on. That film will now open in the summer of 2016.