While The Good Dinosaur was originally set to be Disney Pixar's next animated adventure, that movie ran into a couple of production hiccups, which pushed Inside Out to the front of the line. Following an 11-year-old-girl's emotions, quite literally, as they run amok inside her brain, Disney Pixar have released the first photo of Riley. Here she is at the dinner table, obviously overcome by Joy (Amy Poehler).
Director Pete Docter had this to say about the upcoming animated adventure, which he assures is very different from anything Pixar has released in the past.
"The idea to be honest really came from me thinking, what can animation do that we haven't tried yet? What if we stay more abstract and go inside the mind?
[It's] unlike anything we've done before. We learned by obsessively watching Hollywood cartoons growing up, over and over again."
Producer Jonas Rivera added:
"We really wanted to push, and caricature, and squash, and stretch, and go back to some of those principles that got us loving animation."
From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award-winning director P 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.