REVIEW: INSIDE OUT
OVERVIEW: From the imaginative minds of Disney-Pixar comes Inside Out on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere October 13th and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack and On-Demand November 3rd! Additionally, along with the extensive line-up of bonus features including deleted scenes, the theatrical short film LAVA and “Paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out,” comes the all-new animated short “Riley’s First Date?” For a hilarious sneak peek of the brand-new short please view the in-home trailer below and feel free to share with your amazing readers!
SYNOPSIS: Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on inside their head? Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” takes an exciting and hilarious journey into the mind to find the answer. Based in Headquarters, the control center of 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy. She strives to make sure Riley stays happy as she operates alongside fellow emotions Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. It’s “an instant classic,” raves Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times. Experience it like never before on Disney Blu-ray!
Come on, group hug! You too, Anger.
Anger: Don't touch me.
Can you imagine if all your emotions, or at least the major ones, were little characters inside your head battling to see who will take control during pretty much every moment in your life? Now imagine that, depending on who takes control and how impactful that moment is, it can affect you for the rest of your life, be it positively or negatively. Leave it to Pixar to come up with a movie that not only delves in this in such an insightful way, but manages to make it entertaining and an all-around special treat for kids and adults alike. Just when you think Pixar can't possibly come up with another hit, BAM! Now I'm not going to say that this is the best one yet because that's just too tall a task to accomplish. Pixar has such an unprecedented success rate among animated films. With this one, again, not the best, but pretty darn good and in the upper percentiles. Personally, since you asked (I mean you did, didn't you?), if I had to pick one as my favorite Pixar it would have to be The Incredibles. You know, the whole superhero thing . . . I'm a big fan of all that. But this one is really good too. As mentioned, it's insightful and emotional (well of course emotional, right?). It takes you to various spectrums; it is clever and very realistic, funny and touching. I'll admit, I got teary eyed at least twice. The film is just too cute overall and you've got to admire the imagination of the filmmakers to have come up with this idea and how to present it.
Now let me tell you, what a cast! Just about every character was superbly matched to the right actor/actress. This helps make the movie that much more successful. I don't even want to mention them because I would probably list the whole cast. Everyone did their part and did it well. The way each character was presented was also quite special, simple yet special. Sometimes simplicity is a good thing and making these characters look the way they do just totally made sense. The mom looks like a mom, the dad looks like a dad, the daughter looks like a young girl, all of them somewhat typical and nothing necessarily extraordinary about them . . . you know, normal. Even the emotions look "typical" or "normal". Anger is red, disgust is green, fear is pale blue-ish purple, and sadness is more of a deeper blue. My favorite one, and probably my favorite aspect of the film in general, is joy who has a few colors going on. What I love about her is that she is the only one who really glows. I noticed that almost right off the bat and I thought that was so appropriate. The various "sets" and "props" inside Riley's head were also very appropriate and imaginative. It just all made sense. The story itself is rather basic, family relocation, but it's all the thoughts and emotions in their heads, and in our heads too, that makes any story complex. Who better to bring this to the big screen than someone who has been involved with several Pixar hits, including directing Monsters, Inc. and Up, Pete Docter? His co-director, Ronaldo Del Carmen, has also been involved with several animated films and this is his first directing job of a major motion picture. Together they have given us a gem. I'm telling you, those Pixar people, they know what they are doing. I mean even the pre-movie short films are always beautiful and special too.
By Cine Marcos
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.78:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 7.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (1.78:1) 16x9
English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, French-Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital
English SDH, Spanish and French
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Riley's First Date?
(In-Home Exclusive Animated Short Film) - Riley, now 12,
is hanging out at home with her parents in San Francisco when
potential trouble comes knocking: a boy shows up at the door.
Can Mom and Dad's emotions handle “Riley's First Date?”
Short Film) - 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.
Story of the Story
- Director Pete Docter talks about the evolution of Inside
Out, from the ideas and memories that inspired the story
through the hurdles, explorations and experiences that
helped shape it into the film it is today.
Paths to Pixar: The
Women of Inside Out - Inside Out filmmakers, from
voice actors to animators to production crew, talk about
their paths, their goals, the challenges they've faced and
the lessons they've learned along the way
- Inside Out's filmmakers talk about how they decided
which emotions to focus on in the story and how they went
about creating each one's distinct personality and visual
Mapping the Mind
- Inside Out's artists take you through the years-long
process of designing and creating a world everyone knows,
but no one has ever seen - the human mind.
Our Dads, the
Filmmakers - Elie Docter (daughter of director,
Pete Docter) and Grace Giacchino (daughter of composer,
Michael Giacchino) bring you behind the scenes for an
inside look at the making of the film.
Into the Unknown:
The Sound of Inside Out - What is the sound of a
memory forming? Sound designer Ren Klyce describes the
challenges - and the unique solutions - involved in
creating the aural world of Inside Out.
Art of Animation Film Editing - Learn more about
the crucial role of an animation film editor, who helps
take the story from its earliest, most exploratory
versions, to the final, polished film you see onscreen.
Ø Riley Grows Up - In this scene from a version
of the film where the primary relationship was between Joy
and Fear (then named Freddie), the emotions begin to
notice a change in Riley.
Ø Joy's Decline - Joy's struggles to make sense
of the limitations on Riley's behavior that seem to be
springing up at every turn.
Ø Misdirection -Joy and Freddie encounter a
group of Riley's "retired" imaginary friends, including an
early version of Big Bong.
Ø Construction - Joy is guided through Riley's
mind by a radical non-conformist, Bing Bong, outraged by
the demolition of older areas like Imagination Park.
- Commentary includes participation from directors Pete
Docter and Ronnie del Carmen, and producer Jonas Rivera.
– A montage of toolkit and interstitials produced for
Inside Out Trailers
- A collection of domestic and international trailers made
for Inside Out.