Pixar’s Inside Out wins hands down at the 2016 Annie Awards, nabbing 10 awards including Best Animated Feature.
You’re entering a dimension within the realms of the human mind. A sub-psychological space where the emotional state of an 11 year old girl, Riley, is in the hands of 5 emotions. In this bizarre reality, Riley is caught in a crisis of the mind when her core memories are lost and she loses the vital connections to her own personality; it is up to Joy and Sadness to restore her memories while Fear, Anger and Disgust try to hold her mind together. This is a dimension which we call… The Twilight Zo- I mean, Inside Out. Continue reading “Inside Out” Review: The Most Entertaining Therapy Session You’ll Ever Have
Ok, look. It’s not that we don’t like Toy Story or that we wouldn’t love to see another adventure with Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang. But when you have an ending as ideal and satisfying as the ending we got with Toy Story 3, you can’t help but be a little bamboozled and – dare I say it – sceptical about the idea of Toy Story 4. Where can it go? Will it try to top the emotions of Toy Story 3, and if so, how?
Well if there’s one thing Disney and to an extent Pixar are old at – other than making movies of course – it’s crowd control. They both took to Twitter and announced that Josh Cooley was being brought on as co-director of the latest Toy Story project. He’ll be working alongside John Lasseter, the Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. Cooley’s an unsung hero of sorts over at Pixar, working on storyboards and artwork for a whole mess of films including Ratatouille, Cars, Cars 2, The Incredibles, and Up. With a mix like that, it’s safe to say Cooley’s as comfortable around action and fast paced plot development as he is with emotion driven story.
Most recently Cooley has worked on Inside Out, which is one of the most anticipated animated films out there. So by announcing Cooley as director for Toy Story 4, Disney and Pixar are killing two birds with one stone: they reassure people about Toy Story 4, whilst simultaneously promoting Inside Out by giving Cooley such a high profile job off the back of it.
Cooley has never directed a feature length animation before, but with enough storyboard experience behind him – not to mention a wealth of Pixar project knowledge – he should be a solid choice. Toy Story 4 will hit cinemas on June 16th 2017.
So which Pixar film are you looking forward to more?
Between Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland: A World Beyond and Jordan Hess taking on Overnight at 42nd Street, we’ve been talking a lot about Disney recently. Oh, and did you hear about Tim Burton helming a live action adaptation of Dumbo? Sorry, sorry, I was supposed to move away from Dinsey in this post. Because now we’re getting some fresh bits and pieces from the Pixar camp.
A fresh new trailer has been released for the animation Inside Out, which will be bursting onto the big screen this summer. The two and a half minute sneak peek premiered on The Ellen Show While the first trailer we got a few months ago gave us a solid segment of the film about different emotions living inside a young girl named Riley’s brain, we didn’t get much of the plot . Fortunately it looks as though this new trailer will give us a better idea of the story arc. Check it out below, courtesy of Ellentube:
Well that’s a stunning piece of Pixar loveliness! So from the looks of things the films will focus around Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling) as they try and fix a problem with Riley after an emotional move to San Francisco.
Inside Out will be out on June 19th, but don’t get too emotional about it. See what I did there?
The Pixar publicity train just keeps on chugging even into the New Year period when things tend to slow down everywhere else…especially with real trains. In anticipation of two hot projects the studio has released respectively a new image from Inside Out and some more concept art for The Good Dinosaur.
As we know, Inside Out is set for a June 19th, 2015 release and explores the adventures of emotions Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Anger (Lewis Black) as they live in the the consciousness of an 11-year-old girl. We already have character posters, a teaser and a full-length trailer that plays out a good dose of footage from the film itself. Now to add to the mix is a still from the feature, showing the emotions watching what looks to be a memory. The image is inkeeping with the bubbly sleekness of the trailer and isn’t so much a big reveal as it is a warm reminder of things to come. Check out the image below, courtesy of Slashfilm:
And behind door number two we have some concept art for The Good Dinosaur. It’s no secret that the project has had a few bumps in the road with the changing of hands from Up director Bob Peterson to The Incredibles animator Peter Sohn. We won’t be seeing this project in theatres until next November 25th, 2015, so all we’ve had so far is similar artwork. But from what we’ve seen, the visuals and in particular the landscapes are going to be stunning. The cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand and Bill Hader. Have a look and see what you think, courtesy of FirstShowing:
Get a better look with a close-up here!
Hopefully some finished shots or maybe even a trailer will be making their way to us very soon, but in the meantime we have Inside Out to look forward to.
Which Pixar project are most psyched for?
We’ve been in desperate need of a Pixar fix recently, and the chances are we would have happily accepted any old adorable nonsense. But fortunately, what we got was a pretty fulfilling trailer for Inside Out, ready for release in 2015. We’re living in a month of Sony hacks and bad blood, so it’s nice to get a little bit of colour and cuteness in our lives to remind us that, hey, we still have Pixar films! Well, we won’t have it for a months now, so the a short piece of footage will have to do. Check out the trailer, courtesy of Empire:
Despite the fact that very little of the film’s plot about the emotions inside our heads is revealed, we get an extended piece of footage. This is probably a better idea given the nature of the film’s concept. But don’t worry, you get more than a good look at the emotions themselves: Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Bill Hader) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). Inside Out looks to be a dependable animated feature for next year. Any info on plot points will be posted as it becomes available.
What do you think of the latest Pixar offering?