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Episode 98: ‘Inside Out’ – Is It Really for Kids?

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The Rotoscopers review Pixar’s newest and most imaginative animated film Inside Out.

Highlights

  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: a Lava review and Pixar shorts.
  • What are our top 3 Pixar shorts?
  • Main Discussion: Inside Out (2015)
  • Inside Out is a movie that has sparked a lot of discussion.
  • A dramatic reading on the Pixar Brain Trust from Creativity, Inc. by Mason Smith.
  • Is Inside Out for kids?
  • The five emotions + one deleted emotion.
  • Bing Bong steals the show!
  • The new surprise villain is no villain.
  • Is this the best pixar film ever? (Poll)
  • Voicemail: Katie, Melissa, Ryan, Jack, Matthew
  • Don’t forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts98 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:31:44, 45.8 MB

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About Morgan Stradling

Morgan is a native of Arizona and desert rat who loves the heat--she doesn’t even turn on the AC in her car in the middle of the summer! She loves big eyeliner, SURVIVOR, Lady Gaga, and, of course, animated films. She just graduated with her MBA in Marketing from ASU and now works as a Project Manager for a tech company. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
  • David Lee Fuhrmaneck

    Personally, I saw this as a children’s movie that was made for adults if that makes sense. When I took my eight year old niece to see it she told me that she liked it, but that it didn’t make her laugh as much as she thought it would. However I thought this movie was filled to the brim with incredibly clever humor that I think might fly over most kid’s heads. I know most children who see it now will enjoy it, but when they grow up, they’ll be able to appreciate the deeper, more thought-provoking story that they may not have picked up on their first time around. A triumphant return for Pixar! 4.75 stars (if that counts)

    • Ryan Prieto

      Very well put. I really want to interview a kid about this movie and see what they think about it. I have to admit I though similar things about the film’s “heady” concepts, that may be lost on a child. It is a film they could grow with though, if they like it the’ll be discovering things about it for ages.

      • Baymax

        U can interview me. I’m a kid! Just a very mature, smart kid that understood every joke. Reply to this, type your questions, and I would be more than happy to respond!

        • Ryan Prieto

          Whoa awesome!!!! Mature indeed:) Not a professional or anything but what did the movie mean to you? I know that is a bit of a broad question, but as some people can see ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a romantic tragedy, while others can see it as two young loves who make a series of poor decisions which lead to their deaths. Given that though can you, in broad terms, say how this movie hit affect you, and what stood out.

          • Baymax

            The movie seemed like Pixars most realistic yet. As the same gender, age, and more as Riley, I viewed her as me in new scenarios. In September, I had an AWFUL anxiety disorder where I bawled my eyes out 24/7. It was as if joy got sucked up a pipe, and my other emotions tried to replace her, doing their best to control me, but it was tough with sadness and fear always on the controls. If you went into my long term memory, a lot of memories from that time period would be purple or blue. Also, I have a bing bong myself, always have, still have, and maybe he will be with me forever. And he is my plush timon. Now your thinking this is sort of a Calvin and Hobbes sort of thing. I guess so. I love him so much. Unlike spontaneous people, he is calm, obedient, loyal, everything in a friend. But he also makes mistakes like everyone else. He can be a slight jerk, a bit self centered, and doesn’t always look before he leaps. Our islands are almost the same, but honesty island would be replaced with animation island and animal island. On a whole, that’s all I have to say. I hope you enjoyed what i said.

          • Baymax

            Sorry, I forgot to say hockey island. Oops.:)

          • Ryan Prieto

            I did. Sounds like ‘Inside Out’ was made perfect just for you. Where does it rank around your favorite films?

          • Baymax

            Top five

  • Ryan Prieto

    I’m totally going to be late for work as I right this so know that I passionately place this animated film in my personal favorite films of all time. Is it for everyone, I would argue yes, it can serve as something so important to so many people. Although a film that many would say is for a younger audience, it is a conversation starter, an emotional tale, and just plain amazing. Pixar did an amazing job, and had it’s hand in inspiring me again. 100000000000/5 Stars (which will hopefully bring up the average a bit)

    • Baymax

      Ryan, why do you and I have so much in common? I agree 1000000000000000000% with everything you say.

  • Katie

    Yet another great episode Rotoscopers! I would go to the meet up, but I kind of live in Maine, so… Not so much of a weekend getaway for me.

    • Baymax

      Maryland. Too far away too 🙁

      • David Lee Fuhrmaneck

        That’s okay, Baymax. I’m in Maryland too. We can have our own Rotoscopers meet up at the Inner Harbor 😀

        • Baymax

          Do u live in Montgomery county? I would love to meet another rotoscoper.

          • Chelsea Robson

            Boston?

          • Baymax

            Montgomery county Maryland. I love your when you believe video. Prince of Egypt is one of my favs. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! I remember discovering you on YouTube, my eyes glued to the iPad screen, and in one of your videos, you mentioned the Robin Hood podcast episode, so that was my first time on the website. Sooner or later, maybe a year later, I learned how to comment. Just want you to know, I’m your #1 fan, always have, and always will be.

          • Chelsea Robson

            Thank you! You are wonderful and such a familiar voice on the site! Thank you for your support!

          • David Lee Fuhrmaneck

            I live in Anne Arundel County. That’s not too far away 😀 It would be awesome to meet you someday! What’s some of your favorite animated movies?

    • Ryan Prieto

      California… that meet up seems worlds away…. although I am tempted to make the trek.

  • David Lee Fuhrmaneck
  • Sarah.

    Amazing podcast as always! I haven’t seen Inside Out (yet) I was going to see it last week but I didn’t get to. I was going to leave a podcast but I got busy and forgot. What are ya’ll reviewing next? You didn’t say.

    • Ryan Prieto

      Here here!!! Whats next?

      • Chelsea Robson

        Minions!

        • fox animator

          you should do a hunchback of notre dame

  • David Lee Fuhrmaneck

    As always, a fantastic episode! Normally, I would refrain from sharing any of my art because I don’t want to clutter up the comments, but this one seemed appropriate and I REALLY wanted to share it with all of you 🙂 Once you see it, you’ll understand why I called it “Mixed Emotions”

    • Ryan Prieto

      This is amazing David!!!!

      • David Lee Fuhrmaneck

        Thank you, Ryan!! I appreciate your kind words 🙂

    • I LOVE IT!

      • Baymax

        So do I!!! How do you post the pictures on here? I wanna know

        • David Lee Fuhrmaneck

          No prob, Baymax! Whenever you leave a comment, there should be a small button that looks like a photo at the bottom, to the left of the gray “Post” button 🙂

  • Sarah

    Movie suggestions.

    Osmosis Jones (Perfect followup episode hint hint)
    The Aristocats.
    Oliver and Company.
    Bolt.
    Lady and the Tramp.
    The Emperor’s New Groove!
    Any Scooby Doo Movie.
    Thunder and the House of Magic.
    The Jungle Book
    Charlotte’s Web.

    That’s all for now.

    • Baymax

      All of those I agree with!

    • Chelsea Robson

      Outside of the new releases the Patrons will be deciding our movies from here on out it looks like! Our fate rests in their hands!

      • Sarah

        Awesome! this should be interesting 😀

  • Matthew Koh

    I wonder if all you three had Animation Addict Island inside of you.

  • Made the voicemail thanks for playing it morgan 🙂 great review will be going to see inside out next week looking forward to it 🙂

    • Thanks for sending in the voicemail! It was great hearing from you. Send in more! 😀

      • Baymax

        You are my idol Morgan!!! We should talk more.

  • Mason Smith

    But

  • Katie

    Thank you so much for responding to my voicemail. Mason now matter how much you say you hate my little pony you haven’t seen it so you don’t actually know the content. I’d appreciate an open mind. And I’d love your commentary on some My Little Pony episodes. No matter how much I like it it’s funny when people point out how ridiculous it can be. Loved your podcast. It really opened my eyes about how to view this film.

    • Don’t worry, Katie! Chelsea and I have your back on Equestria Girls. We’ll do it one day! Promise!

      I actually might do some YouTube recaps on the MLP season 5, but I’m already so behind! So little time….

      • fox animator

        well you could do it if mason says yes

  • Megan

    I absolutely loved this movie! It was extremely thought provoking and relatable to all audiences, in my opinion. I think that this is definitely a kids movie, although the theme overall appears to be very mature and sophisticated compared to the “norm” of animated movies. When I saw this movie, about 3/4 of the theater consisted of children and they were all laughing, crying, and just responding in general during the appropriate scenes. There were of course a few jokes that went over their heads that the other fourth of the theater understood (i.e. the mix-up of “facts and opinions”) but in general, it appeared to be a huge hit with the younger audience that I viewed it with. Although this movie did not have as big a laugh factor as other animated films may possess, it made up for it in thoughtfulness and heart, and I believe that is something that is clear to all ages. I give this 5/5 stars simply because of how beautifully executed this movie was. It could have gone so many places, but Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen kept it simple enough to engage the younger audience, but thoughtful enough to affect the older audience.
    Throughout this movie however, I noticed something… How is it that Riley is the only character that has both Male and Female emotions that do not resemble her outer appearance? Her mother had all female characters and her dad had all male emotions. And when it went into the minds of other characters, the same applied. My theory is that she is a tomboy so she will have both genders, but that still does not explain the resemblance factor… Just curious what everyone else thinks!

    • I agree! I thought that too. I think they just did it to make her character (both inside her head and out) more “balanced”.

  • Marcio Florindo

    hi, I’m from Brazil, how you guys do not think the Knick Knack the best Pixar Short ?? lol EVER, I loved listening to you guys …

    • Chelsea Robson

      Beijos!

      • Marcio Florindo

        OMG ^0^

  • Kidan Abreha

    Inside Out is one of Pixar’s greatest movies yet and I thought that the clown was going to be the villain but I liked it how there was no bad guy, which shows that there doesn’t have to be a villain in animation, but it’s nice to have one. Bing Bong stole the show for me, besides the 5 main emotions. I loved the score, animation, comedy, EVERYTHING! I am a huge Pixar fan ever since Finding Nemo, which was the first Pixar movie I’ve seen. I kind of liked the adult jokes, like the gay joke that Anger thought it was a bear, when Bing Bong said Deja Vu, which kind of is an adult joke in it’s own way. Great review guys! I also loved Lava! It is very cute.

  • V

    Hey Morgan, looks like you finally got your wish! Inside Out won the No. 1 spot at the box office for the July 4th weekend. It was estimated to lose to Jurassic World again but when actual numbers came in, IO turned out to be higher. Pretty impressive considering Terminator Genisys and Magic Mike XXL also released this week. 🙂

    Link: http://deadline.com/2015/07/terminator-genisys-magic-mike-xxl-inside-out-july-4th-box-office-1201467675/

    • HOORAY! Finally! I knew it would eventually take those dinos down!

  • JustinJun

    I loooved Bing Bong’s personality; however, I thought his character design was really creepy to me. I think it could’ve been the hobo-esque jacket and gloves. At first I thought it could’ve been due to he’s been “out of work” and is on the verge of being forgotten, but I realized he was dressed that same way even when he was playing with Riley. Again, I loved Bing Bong… But the character’s wardrobe and appearance? Not so much.

  • JustinJun

    Episode 100 idea! Just a giant nerdy couch discussion revisiting movies you’ve already discussed before and bring up anything you all thought you missed in the original podcasts. I’m sure you all always have more to say when listening back on podcasts, but didn’t get the chance to

  • Pokemon Trainer Crowbot

    U guys should do the secret of kells!

    • Chelsea Robson

      That is on our “Someday” list. As of right now, it looks like outside of the new releases, the patrons will decide the movies for the rest of the year. 🙂

      • Pokemon Trainer Crowbot

        OK, kewl!

  • Iftekhar Ahmed

    People, you have to understand two concepts about children.

    1) They’re not as simple as we make them out to be. If anything, curiousity is a necessity for children. They’ll want to either interpret the movies meaning for themselves or use it as a conversation point to talk about it with other children and adults to better understand the movie.

    2) The key characters are brightly coloured which keeps a child attention. That may be a juxtaposition to my previous point, however, children are more subconsciously invested into anything with brighter colours as it’s more memorable for them and it provides a means of clear distinction in their subconscious.

    In summary, Inside Out is for kids. I’m going to take it one step further and state that it is essential for kids to watch to be more accepting of their various emotions and understand them from a personified perspective. Having this movie as a childs “Childhood Movie!” will bring nothing but positive influence.

  • Sarah

    Just saw the movie today (I’m late as always haha!) It was so good I cried! It’s my new favorite Pixar movie

  • Great podcast that I’m NOW getting around to listening! As soon as I saw the movie, I put it as my 2nd fave Pixar film ever!