In the last six years, Pixar has only released one non-sequel (Brave). But it looks like 2015 will be the return of the daring and original studio that brought us Wall-E and Up, with the release of Inside Out, from director Pete Docter.
At least, that’s the impression I’m getting about this trip inside of the mind of an 11-year-old girl. Here’s the official synopsis released over the weekend:
“From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley.
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.”
Inside Out is one of two Pixar films on the way in 2015: November 25th brings us The Good Dinosaur from Up writer-director Bob Peterson (who’s been pulled from the project) and animator Peter Sohn.