From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.
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.
These are the guys who brought so much passion to this film and believe me withing the first few frames you can see it. The story itself comes from Pete Doctor’s reali life with his daughter. He told us a little about that the last time I was up at PIXAR and you can read more about that HERE.
Now it’s time to talk fun stuff! What would a PIXAR film be without Easter Eggs? Here are just a few I know about:
The background memories on shelves inside or outside of Headquarters are shots from the “Married Life” scene in “Up.”
As Riley and her parents trek to San Francisco, they come across birds on a telephone wire from production designer Ralph Eggleston’s 2000 short film “For the Birds.”
The globe in the Riley’s classroom has been used in all the “Toy Story” films.
One of Riley’s classmates is wearing a camo pattern made up of “Toy Story” characters.
Some of the background city cars of San Francisco have bumper stickers from “Cars.”
As a tribute to the Walt Disney Family Museum, the filmmakers set Riley’s hockey rink in the exact spot the museum is located in San Francisco.
What are your favorite Easter Eggs from previous films? I do know that the Pizza Planet Truck will be in there somewhere, but it wouldn’t be fun if I gave you ALL the goodies before you saw the film! Make sure you highlighted June 19th of this year so you can see travel inside the mind of INSIDE OUT IN Theaters! PLUS Follow all the action for even MORE upcoming PIXAR Behind The Scenes News from the #InsideOutEvent which I’ll be sharing with you right up until the movie is out!
***Disclosure: I attended #InsideOutEvent My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney All opinions are 100% mine. ***