More than a week later, are you sick of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer reaction videos yet? No? Good! Because we have another official one from Disney. This time, it's the Inside Out emotions inside Riley's mind that are marveling at this third and final sneak peek before the sci-fi sequel hits theaters everywhere this December 18th. Disney has released this funny video to celebrate the release of Inside Out on Blu-ray and DVD this week. But if you've already seen the Pixar movie, you have to know that this reaction video is playing it a little too safe. Seriously, where is Anger's seething rage over not seeing Luke Skywalker? He seems just as happy as Joy about the entire thing, and that rings a little false. Come on, Disney! The footage is good, but it's not that good. Couldn't Anger have been angry about something other than the long wait until December?
This latest reaction video is just another fine example of the corporate synergy at Disney, as it cross-advertises two of its biggest 2015 releases. And it arrives after we got a video of BB-8 watching and reacting to the trailer yesterday. In that quick clip, the Astro-Mech droid lost his nuts and bolts over the new hyperspace scene that shows the Millennium Falcon kicking into light speed. Though an officially licensed LucasFilm viral teaser that came from the Star Wars Instagram, it didn't use the actually robot seen in the movie. Nope. Like this Inside Out reaction video, which is being used to sell the movie's home release, yesterday's cute parody was being used to sell the Sphero App-Enabled Droid, which you can purchase in stores and online for around $150 (though most retailers have been sold out since he debuted in September as part of the Force Friday campaign).
The day after the third and final Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was released, we got reaction videos from two of the film's new stars. John Boyega, who plays the lightsaber wielding AWOL Stormtrooper Finn, and Daisy Ridley, who plays the desert scavenger turned galaxy savior Rey. Though, their reactions were decidedly different. Daisy watches from her bed, covering her face with blankets as the emotions overwhelm her. John Boyega, on the other hand, looks like someone just lit a firecracker off under his butt. It's all in good fun. And while this Inside Out clip might seem like Disney is taking it a little too far, it does have some funny moments that fans of the Pixar movie will enjoy.
We're only 51 days away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters. And Disney may be trying to pimp this third trailer out in every means possible, knowing that there will be no new footage from the film until it hits theaters. While everyone eagerly awaits the release of the movie, they can bide their time by watching Inside Out. When you pick up Pixar's latest box office hit on Blu-ray and DVD November 3, you'll also get a special treat, a new short film entitled Inside Out: Riley's First Date, which actually ties into this reaction video in furthering Riley's story as a young girl growing up in San Francisco.
This short film takes place one year after Inside Out, where Riley, now 12 years old, is set to go on her first date. This news comes as quite a shock to her parents, who try to process this news through their own emotions. We check in on Riley's emotions when her mother "casually" tries to find out more about this new boy in her life, Jordan (Ben Cox), although Joy, Disgust and Sadness are just confused by the mother's behavior.
Inside Out is set in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley's mind, where five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned-both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn't exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.
When Riley's family relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley's mind-taking some of her core memories with them-Fear, Anger and Disgust are left reluctantly in charge. Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places-Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought and Dream Productions-in a desperate effort to get back to Headquarters, and Riley.
Inside Out has taken in a whopping $336.4 million at the domestic box office, and $636.5 million worldwide, from a $175 million budget. This animated comedy adventure will surely be a big hit during the Christmas shopping season, for fans young and old alike. While we wait tomorrow's Blu-ray and DVD release to get here, check out the return of the emotions as they encounter the third and final Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer.