Exactly 365 days before the release of Pixar’s upcoming and highly anticipated feature Inside Out, the studio celebrated this upcoming release with a special press event in Hollywood. During the press event, some new clips from the cerebral film and also the entire short Lava, which will play in front of Inside Out, were shown to an all press audience and just as we could have expected, they absolutely adored it.
During the event director Pete Doctor and producer Jonas Rivera presented some clips to the audience and some great new information on what is going to happen in the movie and some further explanation on how the mind works in this film.
The first clip that was shown also is the opening scene of the film, it showed the birth of Riley and her first emotion Joy voiced by Amy Poehler. Baby Riley begins to cry and were introduced to Sadness, another one of Riley’s emotion voiced by Phyllis Smith. We meet the rest of the cast and learn their importance: Anger (Lewis Black) keeps things fair, Disgust (Mindy Kaling) avoids bad things and Fear (Bill Hader) keeps Riley safe.
Producer Jonas Rivera explained that the headquarters is a combination of It’s a Small World and the Apple Store. Only one emotion can control Riley at a time and as memories are processed, they appear as light balls, colored to whatever emotion was in control at the time the memory was made. Stored on a short-term memory wall, the balls are brighter the more powerful the memory.
On one side of the controls is a very precious box in which Riley’s core memories are stored: the single most important moments that define who she is. At the end of the night, the rest of the memories are sent away to long-term, but the core ones stick around, always on the ready.
The clip continues and each emotion is showing off his or her special skills. Disgust warns baby Riley away from broccoli, “It’s green and it’s not shaped like a dinosaur!” Disgust exclaims. Riley is told by her parents that she won’t get dessert if she doesn’t eat her broccoli, which launches Anger into action he’s holding a newspaper with the headline “No Dessert!”
At one point in the movie, Joy and Sadness get lost inside Riley’s mind and they visit Imagination Land. Joy is disinherited to see that attractions like a fairy tale castle have fallen to disarray and are being torn down in place of new ones like The Imaginary Boyfriend Generator and the Swear Word Library. During the event a piece of concept art was shown which offered a look at where dreams are made: A movie studio with poster attractions on the outside wall with titles like like, “You’re Falling Into a Hole!”
Joy and Sadness are able to travel thanks to a Train of Thought, which generates tracks as it moves forward. Unfortunately, though, the train is easily lost and tends to generate tracks in the wrong direction. This, at one point, leads to Joy and Sadness winding up in abstract though a world that looks to be Pixar’s Picasso.
‘’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.’’
Pixar’s Inside Out is releasing June 19, 2015.
via Pixar Post