Inside Out, Pixar's new film about the animated emotions that make up a teenager breaks some serious movie precedents.
The five emotions (Joy, Fear, Disgust, Anger and Sadness) are portrayed as five characters and voices in the teen's protagonist head telling her what to do, think and feel. Voices in the head, depicting several personas emanating from one mind movie-wise are usually reserved for the mentally ill and criminally insane. So Pixar has a rather large obstacle to overcome if they don't want to portray the rebellious adolescent years as a psycho time or early formative years of a serial killer. Parents of a rebellious teen would have a hard time thinking differently.
Pixar has made a career of turning fears into soft and plushy animated conceptions. They after all turned nightmares and monsters in the dark into Monsters Inc.
The Poster Posse, the rebel collective known for its striking alternative posters, has joined together with Pixar in an official collaboration to bring those voices in the head out into the open. Salavador Anguiano and Doaly, a Mexican digital artist with the majority contributions take particular delight in outing the emotions. Others artists deconstructing teen angst are Kaz Ooomori, Matt Needle and The Dark Inker and Adam Rabalais
Also included, for the emotionally repressed are five clips that illustrate the better part of each emotion.
This includes all Phase 1, 2, 3 and 4 posters released over a couple of weeks.
Pixar’s “Inside Out” stars the voice talents of Amy Poehler – Joy, Bill Hader – Fear, Mindy Kaling – Disgust, Phyllis Smith – Sadness, Lewis Black – Anger, Kyle MacLachlan – Dad, and Diane Lane as Mom.
Inside Out opens everywhere June 19th.