Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on inside their head? We do it all the time . . . even going so far at staring at ourselves in the mirror, sometimes asking the cerebral clock to start chugging the other way. No wonder Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” takes an exciting and hilarious journey into the mind to find the answer.
Based in Headquarters, the control center of 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy. She strives to make sure Riley stays happy as she operates alongside fellow emotions Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. Think of this as an animated lesson in the adventures of coming-of-age, mental health, well-being and the importance of forgiveness and happiness.
When the Blu-ray Combo Pack hits shelves on November 3, there will be an extensive line-up of bonus features. And we mean extensive. Take a gander: “Story of the Story” Director Pete Docter talks about the evolution of “Inside Out”, from the ideas and memories that inspired the story through the hurdles, explorations and experiences that helped shape it into the film it is today. “Paths to Pixar: The Women of ‘Inside Out'” Inside Out filmmakers, from voice actors to animators to production crew, talk about their paths, their goals, the challenges they’ve faced and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. “Mixed Emotions” Inside Out’s filmmakers talk about how they decided which emotions to focus on in the story and how they went about creating each one’s distinct personality and visual identity.
“Mapping the Mind” The artists of “Inside Out” take you through the years-long process of designing and creating a world everyone knows, but no one has ever seen—the human mind. “Our Dads, the Filmmakers” Elie Docter (daughter of director, Pete Docter) and Grace Giacchino (daughter of composer, Michael Giacchino) bring you behind the scenes for an inside look at the making of the film. “Into the Unknown: The Sound of ‘Inside Out'” What is the sound of a memory forming? Sound designer Ren Klyce describes the challenges (and the unique solutions) involved in creating the aural world of Inside Out.
“The Misunderstood Art of Animation Film Editing” Learn more about the crucial role of an animation film editor, who helps take the story from its earliest, most exploratory versions, to the final, polished film you see onscreen. “Riley’s First Date?” Riley, now 12, is hanging out at home with her parents in San Francisco when potential trouble comes knocking: a boy shows up at the door. Can Mom and Dad’s emotions handle “Riley’s First Date?” ‘LAVA’ Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, this theatrical short film is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.
Need more extras? There’s a bunch of deleted scenes:
“Riley Grows Up” In this scene from a version of the film where the primary relationship was between Joy and Fear (then named Freddie), the emotions begin to notice a change in Riley. “Joy’s Decline” Joy’s struggles to make sense of the limitations on Riley’s behavior that seem to be springing up at every turn. “Misdirection” Joy and Freddie encounter a group of Riley’s “retired” imaginary friends, including an early version of Big Bong. “Construction”- Joy is guided through Riley’s mind by a radical non-conformist, Bing Bong, outraged by the demolition of older areas like Imagination Park. Wondering about the voices? The line-up is stellar: Amy Poehler as Joy; Bill Hader as Fear; Phyllis Smith as Sadness; Lewis Black as Anger; Mindy Kaling as Disgust; Richard Kind as Bing Bong; Kaitlyn Dias (in her voice acting debut!) as Riley.