Oh, Pixar, I don't know how they do it, but their work never ceases to amaze me. Once again the studio has reminded us why they're at the forefront of everyones' minds when it comes to innovative storytelling and animation, and they're doing it with just a trailer.
Today Pixar released the latest trailer of their much anticipated movie [Inside Out](movie:332779). Now, Hollywood, take note. This is how you make a trailer that doesn't show too much, but is still intriguing. The film gives audiences insight into one of the most complicated and uncharted territories - the mind. Check out the trailer right here, right now:
With that, in just over two minutes, the Disney/Pixar teams have only further locked me in as a lifelong fan. The premise of Inside Out fun and original and I have complete faith in director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.) to gift us with something totally new and thought-provoking. Not to mention, the cast is incredible.
The cast is comprised of familiar voices, each of which has been paired with voicing one of Riley's emotions. Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, and Phyllis Smith will play Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear, and Sadness, respectively.
Let's break this trailer down a bit to get a closer look at this cerebral animated comedy:
Here's what we see on the outside:
Just your normal dinner scene. But what is bubbling beneath the surface?
And here's what we look like from the "inside out"
More specifically, this is the world from Riley's Mom's perspective, also know as "Headquarters." Notice their glasses!
Signal the husband
Clearly a task easier said than done.
Here's what things look like from Dad's point of view
Sometimes Dad's just don't get it
Swing and a miss, Dad. But we appreciate the effort...ish.
Now let's take a look at how Riley is feeling...
Definitely highlights on Disgust, Anger, and a hint of fear. All of which result in pretty high levels of sass. I know this from experience.
Now pitting Riley's Anger vs. Dad's Anger (and Mom's response)
Every child who has ever gone head-to-head with their parents, and vice versa, knows this exact feeling. They seriously couldn't have illustrated it any better.
Brilliant, funny, relatable. This is the kind of thing that makes Pixar so great. If this trailer hasn't persuaded you to see the film, then I'm not sure if anything can melt that cold heart of yours.
[Inside Out](movie:332779) is set to release on June 19, 2015.