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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Spot, from The Good Dinosaur

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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Inside Out Teaser Trailer

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Yep, it’s finally here. Some footage from the first Pixar feature film in nearly 18 months, Pete Docter’s Inside Out.

My thoughts? I had to keep reminding myself that it’s just a teaser (and not meant to show too much, too soon), but I was definitely felt a bit let down by the lack of new footage. The first minute ties the emotional themes of the film with clips from previous Pixar films. That being said, I couldn’t be more excited about a Pixar film. I really feel like this harkens back to wholly original movies like WALL-E, Up and Ratatouille. I cannot wait!!

Inside Out hits theaters on June 19, 2015 and features the voice talent of Amy Poehler (Joy), Lewis Black (Anger), Bill Hader (Fear), Phyllis Smith (Sadness) and Mindy Kaling (Disgust). 

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Toy Story of Terror! – Combat Carl PSA Bonus Clip

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Watch A Clip from Pixar’s New Short Lava

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Yahoo Movies gets the first clip from Pixar’s next short, LAVA. It looks pretty cool to me…

 

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Meet Riley: The Main Character of Inside Out

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The first image of Inside Out‘s main character Riley has been released via Disney Movies Anywhere. The video starts with Monster University easter eggs and then segue-ways into a few minutes on Inside Out hosted by director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera.

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As a reminder, here’s the official plot synopsis for Pete Docter’s Inside Out.

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.

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Toy Story of Terror! – “Pencil Topper” Deleted Scene

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Toy Story of Terror! – Team of Specialists Bonus Clip

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Toy Story of Terror! – Designing Mr. Jones Bonus Clip

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