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Inside Out, Michael Giacchino, Soundtrack

Posted by Simoa • May 27, 2015

With the North American release of Inside Out just a little over three weeks away, excitement continues to build. Now the official soundtrack, composed by Pixar veteran Michael Giacchino is available for preorder on Amazon, and Film Music Reporter has the full track listing, as well as the cover art.

The design is simple but colorful, abstract almost, and represents all the various colors of the emotions. The list of songs appears below:

1. Bundle of Joy
2. Team Building
3. Nomanisone Island/National Movers
4. Overcoming Sadness
5. Free Skating
6. First Day of School
7. Riled Up
8. Goofball No Longer
9. Memory Lanes
10. The Forgetters
11. Chasing the Pink Elephant
12. Abstract Thought
13. Imagination Land
14. Down in the Dumps
15. Dream Productions
16. Dream a Little Nightmare
17. The Subconscious Basement
18. Escaping the Subconscious
19. We Can Still Stop Her
20. Tears of Joy
21. Rainbow Flyer
22. Chasing Down Sadness
23. Joy Turns to Sadness/A Growing Personality
24. The Joy of Credits

Michael Giacchino has previously scored The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Cars 2, and Up. His music has really made an indelible mark on each film, and we can only expect the best here! The album drops June 16th. Check back here for more Inside Out news, including a review of the enchanting art book.

Thanks to Daniel Jensen for the heads up!


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More details on The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory

Finding Dory, John Lasseter, The Good Dinosaur

Posted by Simoa • May 20, 2015

After the rapturous reception Inside Out received at Cannes, John Lasseter was on hand to discuss Pixar’s upcoming films. This report comes via Variety, which also mentions new clips along with further details on the films. Lasseter also confirmed both Disney and Pixar’s commitment to diverse characters; more people of color and women. Inside Out takes place inside a young girl’s mind, and its two leading protagonists are female. Pixar’s other 2015 film The Good Dinosaur got an updated plot synopsis earlier this month, and Lasseter has more to share about it. good dino 4

The early clips from this movie played like a cross between “Tarzan” and “Lilo & Stitch.” The story centers on Arlo (Lucas Neff), an Apatosaurus, who after losing his father in a tragic accident, falls into a river, gets knocked out by a rock and finds himself in a land far away. As he makes the trek back home to the Clawed-Tooth Mountains, he befriends a human cave-boy named Spot.

“This is a boy and a dog story, but the roles are reversed,” Lassetersaid. “Arlo, the dinosaur, is the boy in the story and Spot is the dog” — meaning Arlo stands upright and speaks, while Spot travels on his hands and feet and grunts.

There will be a supporting cast of dinosaurs straight out of “Jurassic Park” (only friendlier). “We’re putting our own unique Pixar spin on the dinosaur world,” Lasseter said, as he showed images of a trio of T-Rexes, a Pterodactyl and a shaggy Velociraptor. “The feathers on the Veliraptor look like the haircuts of famous football players,” Lasseter joked.

For any dino connoisseurs out there, the feathered velociraptors should be a welcome addition since they did look like that!

Below is the story for Finding Dory. Finding Dory logo

Even though it’s been 12 years since the original “Finding Nemo,” the sequel takes place just six months later. Dory and Nemo re-team, this time on an adventure to find the title heroine’s family (Ellen DeGeneres, of course, returns as her voice). Dory’s parents, who Lasseter unveiled images of at the presentation, will be played by Diane Keaton (“Neither of us remember a thing?” she says, channeling an aquatic version of Annie Hall) and Eugene Levy.

Among the adventures in store this time: a dip through the Pacific Ocean where shipping containers have fallen off boats; a frightening encounter with a giant squid; wading past a kelp forest on California’s northern coastline; and new friends in the form of an octopus and a whale-shark named Destiny. “She thinks she’s a whale, but she’s actually a shark,” Lasseter said. But will it be better than “Cars 2?”

Lasseter didn’t have anything new to share about Toy Story 4 besides what we know already, but he did say that he’s excited to be back in the director’s chair.

What do you think of these new developments?

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Inside Out at Cannes

Inside Out, John Lasseter, Jonas Rivera, Pete Docter

Posted by Simoa • May 18, 2015

Inside Out premiered today at the prestigious Cannes festival in France, and the response was CFSaXdwWIAA135O overwhelmingly positive. Reviews have started to trickle in, praising the film for its creativity. These reviews aren’t unlike the earlier ones that have come about, but its first major audience has been enthusiastic.

Photos on the right: Director Pete Docter with Pixar chief John Lasseter and producer Jonas Rivera at the Inside Out Cannes photocall.



Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair wrote:

It’s a film that revels in the simple, and yetprofound, wonder of being alive. Oh, the places that Riley, and all of us, too, have yet to go.

The Hollywood Reporter’s review was similarly glowing:

This latest conceptually out-there creation from Pete Docter(Monsters, Inc., Up) serves up some abstractions and flights of deconstructive fantasy that will probably fly over the heads of viewers with ages in the single digits, but this adventurous outing manages the great Pixar trick of operating on two levels—captivating fun for kids, disarming smarts for adults—that sets the studio apart. Reliably big summer grosses appear in store.


At the risk of hyperbole, people will still be thinking in terms of these anthropomorphized Emotions long after movies as we know them are gone, in the distant future, when screens are obsolete and immersive stories are beamed directly into your frontal lobe. There’s a reason they call Pixar’s inner team the “Brain Trust”: They can be counted on not only to imagine, but to execute such original ideas as these.

It’s clear that the film is able to execute the concept in an original, inventive way. This is certainly the perfect film to end Pixar’s hiatus.

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