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Everything’s Coming Up Pixar!

The first teaser trailer for Pixar’s next movie hit the web yesterday, so I decided to share it with you all. The movie is called Inside Out, and it’s about a group of anthropomorphized feelings living inside a little girl.

I don’t like it.

Of course, I’m probably going to be eating crow later. But this trailer has all the markings of a bad idea. Mostly I just don’t like movies where the core cast is made up of the same cliched ‘best friends’, who all fit into the same neat animation stereotypes, and that’s exactly what this looks like. And don’t say that just because it’s Pixar that it’s going to be good. Brave was terrible.

Here’s the plot of Inside Out:

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Also, while we’re on the subject of Pixar, some blokes at Bloop Animation put together a nice video explaining The Pixar Theory. Take a watch.

Notice how they didn’t bother to include Cars 2. That should tell you something. I don’t know what, but definitely something.


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