Interesting New Destination For A Disney/Pixar Film

Over the years, Disney and Pixar animation has taken audiences on countless journeys, to places ranging from the more familiar to the depths of vast oceans, the tops of mountains, and the mysterious expanses of outer space. Recent reports suggest that Disney and Pixar are planning to expand the reach of destinations explored in their films with the release of a new animated feature film, which is planned to be released in the summer of 2015 with Nemo’s highly-anticipated sequel, Finding Dory.


Original concept art for “Inside Out”

It was announced at the Disney Panel at CinemaCon last year that Pete Docter, who directed Monster’s Inc. and Up, would be directing the film, which “will take you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind”.

The title of the film has officially been confirmed as Inside Out, and John Lasseter has described the underlying concept of the film.

“The emotions of this little girl are the characters and it takes place in the head of this little girl, and shows how they control things that go on.”

I’m really excited for this film, the basic concept opens up so many doors in terms of the creative use of animation, and I’m really excited to see how they decide to bring emotions to life as characters. Having both seen and absolutely loved Up, I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that Docter is capable of making creating a film that is both aesthetically beautiful, that simultaneously conveys a deeply touching story.


More than anything, I love it when something creative can express and explain something that is considered more “scientific”, and I sincerely hope that Docter also uses the film to bring up some interesting psychological discoveries about the development of the mind of a child. If Docter is able to create and maintain a balance between the more “scientific” view of child psychology and the creative use of animation, Inside Out as the potential to be an extremely successful and intriguing production.

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