Today, Pixar officially announced that its latest animated feature Inside Out will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month. In addition to this news, the studio also released a new clip from the film to celebrate this announcement.
The Cannes Film Festival is probably one of the biggest international film festivals and is held in the city of Cannes, France each year. Eacg May, tons of films premiere at the festival and even in 2009 Pete Docter’s Up was the very first animated film to ever open the festival. Last year DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 premiered at the festival and this year it’s Pixar’s turn to shine.
To celebrate this fantastic news Pixar released a new clip from the movie called “First Day Plan”, which can be seen below. In the clipm we see Joy preparing for Riley’s first day of school in San Francisco. All the emotions have their individual tasks for the day except for Sadness whose job is basically to not mess anything up by making Riley sad.
I noticed a few things watching this clip that I hadn’t noticed before: the animation and the music. While the trailers didn’t feature any of the music composed by Micheal Giacchino (composer of Ratatouille and Up), it sounds like this clip did feature some of his score. The music sounds fun, original and like yet another classic Pixar score composed by Giacchino.
Another thing I noticed in this clip was the animation. In previous interviews with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, we’ve heard them talk about Inside Out‘s animation, mentioning several times that the animation crew really tried to push the animation by using squash and stretch, one of the main principles of animation, in the emotions’ animation. While we already got a good look at the animation in the trailers, this clip gave a much better impression at the unique animation style and strong poses that we haven’t seen before from Pixar.
”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.”
Inside Out will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month, you’ll be able to see it in theaters yourself on June 19.
What did you think of this first clip? Are you excited for Inside Out?
Max is an animation addict from The Netherlands. His favorite animated movies are Beauty and the Beast and Ratatouille, and he is a big fan of everything Disney, Pixar or DreamWorks related. He loves reading and collecting art books and one day he hopes to work for a major animation studio. Follow his art blog: http://maxdenhartog.tumblr.com