If you're feeling a little sad by the news that 2014 is the first year to go by without a Pixar film since 2005, don't get to disheartened because the studio intends to make it up to us by releasing two films next year! On Pixar's official website they have released a synopsis revealing details about Pete Docter‘s forthcoming 'Inside Out'.
The film is in good hands as director Peter Docter, the man responsible for Monsters, Inc. and Up, will co-direct with Ronaldo Del Carmen (story artist on Brave and Monsters University). To add to the excitement, Docter will co-write with Oscar-winning scribe Michael Arndt, the man responsible for the script on Pixar’s Toy Story 3, as well as co-writing the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire.
The plot unfolds in the head of 11 year old girl Riley. Focusing on the five emotions competing for control within the mind of a young girl. Amy Poehler voices Joy, Bill Hader is Fear, Lewis Black plays Anger, Mindy Kaling is Disgust, and Phyllis Smith rounds out the cast as Sadness. The synopsis reveals further details below!
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 looks like a promising film, with an original and intriguing premise. With Hollywood currently being filled with reboots and sequels, its refreshing to see some original material, and with the success of Pixar we can only expect another great movie!