inside out

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Inside Out is a film about an 11 year old girl named Riley, but Riley isn't the main character; she's the setting. The film takes place in her mind, following her emotions, Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Anger (Lewis Black), which director Pete Docter describes as "our version of Walt Disney's Seven Dwarfs," as they help Riley adjust to life in San Francisco after her family relocates there from a small town.

These distinct color-coded characters help Riley to process new experiences and to make memories, which are constantly being recorded within brightly colored orbs that look something like those translucent bath-bubble balls (filed away nightly and then erased in long-term storage by "Forgetters" with a vaguely Minions-like vibe). The inventive opening scene extends from the moment of Riley' birth and the creation of her first memory to the introduction of its five main characters, ending with an encounter between Joy and Sadness where the former can't seem to figure out Sadness' role in the operation. Once the clip ended, Docter explained that Riley and her parents relocate from a quiet rural home to San Francisco at a particularly impressionable age, resulting in a new-school trauma that forces Joy and Sadness out of the control panel and into the far, unfamiliar reaches of her mind.

The film is said to be a revolutionary new way of looking at human emotions that asks viewers to examine and confront their own feelings. Inside Out is slated for release on June 19, 2015.

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At today's annual shareholders meeting, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed Disney's timeline for the next few years. Disney is working on a live action Cinderella and Tomorrowland starring George Clooney, both set to come out in 2015. In addition to Finding Dory, Pixar is working on Inside Out (June 2015), which tells the story of an 11 year old girl whose emotions become characters in the film. Also coming out on Thanksgiving in 2015 is Good Dinosaur. New in the Pixar pipeline is another Cars movie and a sequel to The Incredibles.


In Star Wars news, Iger revealed very little, but confirmed that the story takes place thirty years after the events of Return of the Jedi and will star a "trio of new, young leads" in addition to some familiar faces. Episode VII is set for a December 18, 2015 release.

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