It was a long time coming, but we finally have some great footage of Inside Out to gawk out at.
The footage comes courtesy of the Disney Movies Anywhere app, which means I can’t share the full thing here. But thanks to ScreenCrush, you can view some gifs of the film below.
If you want to see it for yourself, download the app and check out the latest Monsters University fact video. The featurette comes at the end.
And you’ll catch a glimpse of what my face looked like when I watched it:
The girl you see there is the latest version of the film’s main character (and location, technically): Riley. She’s an 11-year-old girl whose family has just moved from Minnesota to San Francisco. Her adjustment to this big change marks the focal point of the film’s story. (Click here for a more hi-def version of the gif)
One cool thing I love about the animation here is how much care they put into her facial expressions. You can truly tell that there is a battle between her emotions in the way she slowly lights up.
Pete Docter (Up) pretty much describes the emotions as “their version of the Seven Dwarfs.”
While the above is more traditional animation for Pixar, the shots below capture something new for the studio:
As you can see, this footage takes place within Riley’s mind, and it’s noticeably more stylistic. Here, you can see Joy (Amy Poehler) throwing marshmallows at Anger (Lewis Black).
You can see that the flames produced by Anger’s, well, anger is being used to roast marshmallows.
As Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera (also from Up) explain it, they’re using new and classic animation techniques (like “squash and stretch”) to make something we’ve never seen before.
We’ll see if that’s true next June…
Inside Out promises to blow our minds come June, 2015.