Friday, June 12, 2015

Meet the Little Voices Inside Your Head

"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, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. 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." ~ IMDB

     I was frankly very disappointed that Pixar released no movies last year.   Not only is Pixar far superior in animation, their story lines are utterly fantastic!   I was pleased, though, when Pixar announced that they would release not one, but two films this year to make up for the lack of last year.   After enjoying Monsters University so much, I was eager for more Pixar magic!

     Pete Docter, the director, claims the inspiration came from his own daughter Elie (of Up fame).   He revealed in this interview at Disney Insider that he noticed Elie's childhood joy "took a vacation" around age eleven.   He shared this with producer Jonas Rivera, and Inside Out was born.   Docter also says that he has walked through the feelings of his own childhood while working on this film.

     I couldn't think of another film to compare this to very easily.   The story is so original!   But, I will say that the beautiful colors in this film remind me of Fantasia and Fantasia 2000.   I love it when  current Disney films takes inspiration from classic Disney films!

     Let's take a deeper look at the little voices inside our heads:

      Soooo cute!!!   I just want to give Sadness a big ol' hug and...oops, sorry.   ☺

     For one thing, I really love Riley.   I feel like she will really connect with the audience a lot.    Everyone has gone through that stage where our emotions are doing more hurt than good, and some of the audience may be going through that right now.   I will enjoy seeing more of Riley in the film.   (Also, RILEY ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE ME!   Finally, after all these years of being a Disney fan!   ☺)

     Also, the emotions are so stinkin' cute!   They've really been creative with the character design in this film, just like Monsters University was.   My favorite is Joy, but I love the others, too!   I dress like Sadness a lot during the fall, Disgust is basically me, Fear is played by Bill Hader (one of my favorite voice actors), and you can roast marshmallows on Anger's head!   With attributes like these, what's not to like?  ☺

     Overall, I think this movie is going to quickly become one of my favorites!   I love all the characters and the story line.   I really want to see this film this month!   (Hopefully I can convince my parents: hint, hint, Mom.   ☺)

     Also, fangirl with me over the improvement in the merchandise (since Frozen's terribly tacky items, bleh)!   From hair ties to lip balm, from action figures to journals, the Disney Store has it all!   I especially want the Joy doll and the Sadness tee.   Once again, Pixar rises above all expectations!   ☺

     Sorry (not sorry) if this post was just me fangirling.   I'm just really excited, okay?   ☺

Meet your emotions in one week on June 19, 2015.   Which is your favorite emotion?


  1. I'm so excited for this movie! :D I hope it is as great as the ads make me feel sure it shall be!

    1. It's very fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, so I have hope! ☺