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Teaser trailer for ‘Inside Out’: A major emotion picture

After months and years of waiting, the first teaser trailer for Pixar’s 2015 feature Inside Out has finally been released! So far the reaction has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic, which should surprise no one, as this film is probably one of the next year’s most anticipated. And considering audiences had to go without a major Pixar film this year, the excitement for Inside Out is doubled.

The newest still on the right is courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

 

This teaser is unlike any others that Pixar has debuted before. You can watch it below.

The montage of previous Pixar films is a brilliant touch. Director Pete Docter and his crew want audiences to know that they are in for a very different movie going experience this time around. Pixar’s films have made us laugh and cry for years, but with this ambitious project, we get to see exactly how those emotions work. Infusing emotions with personality is a bold move, and quite intriguing.

For anyone who is unfamiliar with the film’s plot, this is the official synopsis:

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.
This trailer works as an effective teaser. There isn’t a lot of detail, but it leaves the viewer wanting more. It also promises to be a colorful film, with images and sequences that will be as memorable as the personalities of the principle characters. Pixar has also launched a site featuring a motion poster which runs off a simple, minimalist design, but with lots of color.

While the film will certainly be innovative, we can expect two things. Pete Docter is responsible for some of Pixar’s most joyful and emotionally taxing moments, and I’m guessing the same will be true here.

Be on the look out for more footage and news, and be sure to catch Inside Out in theaters on June 19, 2015!

One Response to Teaser trailer for ‘Inside Out’: A major emotion picture

  1. Anonymous says:

    The trailer gives us a sneak peak of what emotions the film will be characterizing. Given that 4 of these five characters symbolize negative emotions (sadness, fear, anger, disgust), it will be interesting to see how redemptive and over-powering Pixar will make the character of “joy.” In order to pull off this 4to1 ratio of positive to negative emotions, Pixar will have to show how joy can overcome all of these other emotions that fill our lives.

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