For such a technologically sophisticated company, Pixar hasn’t done the best job keeping their website up-to-date over the years. The site got a sleek redesign two years ago, but it still remains rarely updated; Monsters University was listed as an upcoming film as late as October 2013, for example. This week, Pixar finally updated the upcoming features section of their site with a listing for Finding Dory – over a year after its announcement – as well as an extended description for Inside Out. The new synopsis mostly retreads what we learned from last year’s D23 presentation, but it’s far more detailed than the original two-sentence blurb:
"From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley.
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."
Also worth noting: the page now refers to Lee Unkrich’s next project as Untitled Lee Unkrich Film. The studio had previously called it The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dia de los Muertos.
What do you think of the new description?