Just a few short days ago, Pixar playfully revealed that the second official Inside Out trailer would be released on March 10. After what seemed like an eternity (though in reality, it was only 4 days) the trailer has had its big debut. The exclusive release debuted bright and early on the official Ellen Show website – fitting as some of the vocal cast is set to appear on her show later today and throughout the week.
The trailer highlights the moment that Joy and Sadness get lost (inside Riley’s mind) and the journey they take in order to get back to ‘Headquarters’. An intriguing detail was that the characters seem to have the ability to change memory orbs to their core emotion simply by touching it – converting an otherwise joyous memory to a sad memory (if sadness touched a joy memory orb). As the duo attempts to fix the orb that sadness touched, they bump into the core memories creating a mess, thus having Joy and Sadness sucked out of the ‘Headquarters’ and into a world of ‘Long Term Memory’, ‘Imagination Land’ and ‘Dream Productions’ (just to name a few). This leaves behind Fear, Anger and Disgust in what appears to be a less-than-fully-functional control panel.
As the trailer continued it was interesting to see that Joy began to emote a different emotion (sadness) as it appears she misses Riley and the ‘Headquarters’. Leaving us to think that each character will probably take on each others emotions at some point in the film. As a side note, we thought the clown character (pictured above) sounded a lot like reoccurring Pixar vocal talent, Jeff Garlin – what do you think? Share your thoughts below or in the Pixar Post Forum.
We loved getting a glimpse into Riley’s mind beyond the ‘Headquarters’ and were happy that additional characters (such as ‘Bing Bong’ and Rainbow Unicorn, both favorites from the Pixar Post Forum community) weren’t revealed too much – though they were seen in the background.
Now one thing that always stands out to us with each Pixar film are the details that the crew puts into each frame. From the lighting department to the incredible versatility of the animators with the ‘Squash and Stretch’ styling of Riley’s mind – as well as the Simulation team adding the extra details, just to name a few.
Be sure to join us tonight on a live Google Hangout (details below) and share your thoughts with us on all the incredible new details from the trailer. With a little over three months until the release of the film (June 19, 2015), you can expect a lot more details, concept artwork and interviews until the film’s release – which is of course great news for Pixar fans.
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.