Inside Out – Full Trailer

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Disney-Pixar has released the first full trailer for Pete Docter’s Inside Out. It’s exclusive in the U.S. to iTunes right now, but you can watch the UK trailer above. Some of the footage dates back to D23, but plenty is new. It’s basically just one scene and I think that’s a great way to avoid spoiling too much, too soon. Enjoy!

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Finding Dory Plot Details Revealed

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A plot summary for Andrew Stanton’s Finding Dory has been released as Pixar President Jim Morris spoke recently at a Brazilian Comic-Con.

The film will take place a few months after Finding Nemo. The film begins when Dory  accompanies Nemo on a school field trip, when memories of her past and family are triggered. The gang will travel to California in an effort to find Dory’s parents and the majority of the film will take place at the Marine Biology Institute of California.

In addition to Ellen Degeneres (Dory) and Albert Brooks (Marline), the film will feature Eugene Levy as Dory’s father, Charlie, and Diane Keaton as Dory’s mother, Jenny. A Beluga whale named Bailey will be voiced by Ty Burrell. Finding Dory will be released on June 17, 2016.

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Inside Out – Character Videos

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To coincide with the character posters for Inside Out, we know have character videos to check out.

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Inside Out – Character Profiles

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Disney has released the character profiles for the five emotions for their upcoming film, Inside Out.

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Inside Out Goes International

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French Canadian Poster

I really love these International Posters for Pete Docter’s Inside Out. Above is the French Canadian and below are the Spanish, Canadian, UK and French posters. The marketing for the film so far has been great. A nice focus on the characters without giving away too much plot or footage. Keep it up!

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Monsters U: Party Central – Free on Disney Movies Anywhere

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The (very funny) Monsters University short, Party Central is now available for free on Disney’s Movies Anywhere service. Check it out!

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Toy Story 4 Dated…Ho hum…

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Director John Lasseter works with members of his story team on Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the “Toy Story” gang. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Disney-Pixar officially announced that Toy Story 4 is coming June 26, 2017. That’s not a surprise, but the fact that John Lasseter will direct is a bit of a shocker. I’ve got to stay that this is not good news in my eyes. I feel like the trilogy ended things perfectly and there really wasn’t anything left to say (that some Toy Story Toons couldn’t achieve). It sounds like the Pixar Brain Trust has cooked up a good premise, but I can’t help but feel bummed about it.

That being said, it’s called the movie business, and Disney-Pixar is not going to walk away from a franchise when Toy Story 3 made a billion dollars worldwide.

Here’s the press release:

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!

Nearly two decades after Pixar Animation Studios created the world’s first computer-animated feature film with “Toy Story,” it revealed plans for Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” an adventure that returns audiences to the world of the studio’s signature characters.

John Lasseter, director of the original “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2,” will direct the film, which opens a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the “Toy Story” gang. The story was dreamt up by Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich, the storytellers who have been the driving force behind all three “Toy Story” films.

“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,” said Lasseter. “We don’t want to do anything with them unless it lives up to or surpasses what’s gone before. ‘Toy Story 3’ ended Woody and Buzz’s story with Andy so perfectly that for a long time, we never even talked about doing another ‘Toy Story’ movie. But when Andrew, Pete, Lee and I came up with this new idea, I just could not stop thinking about it. It was so exciting to me, I knew we had to make this movie—and I wanted to direct it myself.”

Writing team Rashida Jones and Will McCormack (“Celeste and Jesse Forever”) joined the project, and Pixar veteran Galyn Susman (ABC’s “Toy Story OF TERROR!” and “Toy Story that Time Forgot”) is producing.

The film is slated for release on June 16, 2017.

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Pete Sohn Confirmed as The Good Dinosaur Director

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With Bob Peterson out as the director of Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, we wondered when an official announcement would be made on who was taking over the helm. I think we can safely say that Pete Sohn (who was the co-director) is now the director. A cute video was posted on Twitter here. The above pic is from the video and features Pete’s drawing of Arlo, the dinosaur.

You can also see a picture of a human boy (behind Pete to the right). Is this the previously announced Spot, the cave boy? If so, he looks quite a bit different from the image we saw at D23 in August, 2013.

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The Good Dinosaur will be released on November 25, 2015.

 

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Entertainment Weekly Goes Inside Out

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EW got an exclusive peek at Inside Out complete with quotes from director Pete Docter. As suspected, Pete’s daughter Ellie played a key part in the film’s gestation. Here’s the piece:

Writer-director Peter Docter ’s upcoming film is set in a place where few men have dared venture: the mind of a pre-pubescent girl. Pixar’s Inside Out—out June 19—was inspired by the Up director’s young daughter Elie, whose entry into adolescence transformed her from a mischievous girl into a “quiet” pre-teen. “[As parents] we were like, ‘Wow, that’s so unlike her, what’s going on her brain?’” recalls Docter, who made his directorial debut with Monsters Inc. “And that’s what lead to the heart of the story—the question of what goes on inside our own minds.”

With Inside Out, Docter tackles the story of 11-year-old Riley, whose father’s new job uproots the family from their small Midwest town to bustling San Francisco. Immersed in a brand-new school surrounded by unfamiliar faces, Riley struggles to understand her unpredictable emotions: Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Sadness (Phyllis Smith), who operate in a high-tech mission control center located in Riley’s mind. The feature alternates between scenes in Riley’s real-world environment and the far-flung depths of her mind, as explored by Joy.

“[Joy] goes to places like dream productions, where dreams are shot live every night in this massive Hollywood studio with a back lot, props, and costumes,” says Docter. “Hopefully there will be multiple places where everyone just goes, ‘Whoa.’” And while the original idea for the film was inspired by events at home, Docter’s extensive research on emotional intelligence with neurologists convinced him that traditional human-like forms just wouldn’t do for his expressive characters. “Emotions are completely bonkers, so we wanted to convey that,” says Docter, who eventually settled on a design featuring “energetic points of light” reminiscent of firing neural pathways. Perky, blue-eyed Joy was the toughest emotion for Docter to nail, which has amused Poehler, the actress playing her. “The brain of a young girl is a funny, complex, and miraculous thing,” the Parks and Recreation star says.

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Inside Out Motion Poster

This official Inside Out motion poster is pretty fun. Don’t forget to have your audio turned on too!

 

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