A Sneak Peak At Disney Pixar’s Lava and Inside Out!


Hey All!

I recently got a sneak peak look at the new Disney Pixar Animation film by “Monster’s Inc.” and “Up” director Pete Docter. It’s called “Inside Out” and it’s a story set inside the brain of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. We also got to see the adorable short that will be shown in front of Inside Out called “Lava”. Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, Lava is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.

The short “Lava” is beyond adorable. The visuals are stunning and the location of Hawaii is perfectly captured. I even got a little teary eyed during the short as it’s such a cute and sweet love story. The song in the film is also very infectious and you will be humming it after you see it. It’s a great opener to begin a Pixar film with.


After the short we learned of “Inside Out”. Riley’s family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco just as she’s hitting the turbulent emotional waters of adolescence. Docter shared that this film is about his own experiences with his own daughter and his thoughts on how a young girl could go from always happy and adventurous to moping and constantly sulking. He showed picture examples which was hilarious to see, because it’s so true. He wanted to do a film that goes inside the mind of people and gives their emotions character.

The real main characters in this film are Riley’s emotions who live inside her mind. There is Anger voiced by Lewis Black; Disgust voiced by Mindy Kaling; Fear voiced by Bill Hader;  Joy voiced by Amy Poehler; and Sadness voiced by Phyllis Smith. The emotions control Riley’s actions, store her memories and run headquarters aka her mind.

You can see the characters below from left to right are Fear, Sadness, Joy, Disgust, and Anger. Of course anger would be red. If you look closely you’ll see these characters are made out of tiny particles. It gives each character a truly unique look.


The film is still being animated, but we saw a rough scene which showed a family fight at dinner between Riley and her parents. You also get to see the characters inside Riley’s Parents mind in the scene. It cuts back and forth between Riley and her parents and the emotional characters inside each of their heads. It’s quite a funny scene as you get to see a funny depiction of how men and women think.

The film looks very entertaining and it gives a truly unique perspective on how the mind, thoughts, and emotions work.

Pete Docter was also kind enough to sign my lithograph that I was given at the event! He’s such a nice guy and I love all the films he’s done in the past. From the looks of “Inside Out” I’ll most likely love it too and so will my family!


“Inside Out” opens in theaters June 19, 2015!

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