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Amanda Docter, Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera , Michele Rivera - 88th Annual Academy (Oscars) Awards held at Hollywood & Highland Center - Arrivals at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

Amanda Docter, Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera and Michele Rivera
Amanda Docter, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
Amanda Docter, Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera and Michele Rivera

Jonas Rivera , Pete Docter - Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016 held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

Jonas Rivera and Pete Docter
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Pete Docter
Meg Lefauve and Pete Docter
Meg Lefauve and Pete Docter
Meg Lefauve and Pete Docter

Eddie Izzard , Pete Docter - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) Awards Winners Room 2016 at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th February 2016

Eddie Izzard and Pete Docter
Eddie Izzard

Pete Docter - EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 (BAFTAs) held at Royal Opera House - Arrivals at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th February 2016

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Pete Docter , Jonas Rivera - 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Producers Guild Awards - Century City, California, United States - Sunday 24th January 2016

Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

Inside Out Review

Extraordinary

Those bright sparks at Pixar have done it again, taking a fiercely original approach to animated filmmaking that connects with both adults and children. Intriguingly, this movie will be a very different movie depending on your age, because it explores the point where childish happiness gives way to more complex emotions. The basic idea may not be completely original, but the way director-cowriter Pete Docter (Up) approaches it is inventive, provoking constant laughter and even a few tears.

It's set inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias), where the control room is run by Joy (Amy Poehler), who struggles to keep the darker emotions in check. Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust (Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Louis Black and Mindy Kaling) aren't easy for Joy to manage. And when Riley's parents (Kyle MacLachlan and Diane Lane) move the family from Minnesota to San Francisco, Riley's difficulty fitting into her new environment causes serious turmoil in her mind. Joy and Sadness find themselves lost in the recesses of Riley's memory, and must team up with Riley's forgotten imaginary friend Bing Bong (Richard Kind) to get back to headquarters, where Fear, Anger and Disgust are making a mess of everything.

As expected, the animation is simply gorgeous, combining bright colours and all kinds of textures to create both the real world and the expansive universe inside Riley's head. These things will provide both laughs and thrills, while grown-ups will also engage with an extra psychological layer of meaning, as Joy and Sadness travel through abstract thought to get to the imagination and ultimately to dreams, which are like a full-on movie studio that uses memories to create sleep-time blockbusters. There's also a brief but freaky visit to the subconscious. Through all of this Joy and Sadness discover that they need each other to function, which adds a surprisingly moving kick to everything that happens along the way.

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'Inside Out' Lets Amy Poehler Bring The World Some Extra Joy


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The new Pixar movie Inside Out is about the emotions swirling around in an 11-year-old girl's head. "Joy was the last emotion to be cast," says director-cowriter Pete Docter, "and it was the most difficult of any of the characters to write for because she had a tendency of being really annoying." Joy is a relentlessly chirpy cheerleader, he says. "You wanna sock that person!"

'Inside Out''Inside Out' brings together Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness

Enter Amy Poehler, ideal casting for the role after her years as the happy control-freak Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. She was thrilled by the project: "From the minute they told me I was like, this is the best movie ever made! And it will be the only good movie I've ever been in. And I can't believe I'm in it."

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Pixar's 'Inside Out' Gets The Critics Emotional At Cannes Premiere


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Pixar’s latest animated feature, Inside Out made the Cannes Film Festival an emotional affair on Monday, as the critics were bowled over by unconventional story of a little girl and her emotions. Directed by Pete Docter, the man behind Monster’s Inc and Up, the film could just be the studio’s best offering since Toy Story and maybe even it’s greatest artistic achievement yet.

Inside OutInside Out explores the emotions within the mind of an 11 year old girl.

Set inside the mind of a young girl named Riley, Inside Out gives a voice to the emotions which help guide her through adolescence as she struggles following her family’s cross-country move. Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness are all personified with Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling voicing to the five emotions.

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Inside Out Trailer


Riley is an ordinary young girl growing up, thought she has some very real hurdles to get over as she enters into her teen years. Her parents have decided to move from their home in the Midwest, all the way to San Francisco after her father finds his career leading him to the city. It's not easy getting used to calling somewhere else home, nor is it to change schools, make new friends and fit in with a neighbourhood, so it's unsurprising there's a whirlwind of emotions going on in her head. Those emotions? They are Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness and they are not making life easy for Riley. Living in the Headquarters of her brain, they are forever arguing about how best to deal with Riley's situation, and while Joy is trying to make the best of what has happened, the others aren't so forthcoming. 

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Inside Out - Lava Clip


Uku is a volcano living in the isolated tropical beauty of Hawaii and desperate to find someone to love him. He sings about his lonliness and his attention is soon grabbed by fellow volcano Lele - but does she feel the same way?

'Lava' is a short film directed by James Ford Murphy and produced by Andrea Warren. It will be released alongside a new Disney animation entitled 'Inside Out', which stars Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader.

Riley is struggling with her and her family's move from the Midwest to San Francisco after her father lands a new job in the city. Growing up is difficult at the best of times, but now her emotions are really starting to get the better of her. Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness live in the Headquarters inside Riley's brain and are constantly at odds - arguing over the best coping mechanism to deal with growing up, her new home, new school and new friends. Joy wants to remain upbeat and optimistic about the future, while Fear can't bear with the new surroundings. Anger and Sadness are lamenting leaving the Midwest, and Disgust will do anything to get Riley away.

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Meet ‘Inside Out’ Pixar’s Next Movie, Which Could Be Their Best Yet


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Next year Pixar will release Inside Out, a movie which takes place in the mind of an 11 year old girl. It’s a risky concept, the plot is unlike any other animated movie we’ve ever seen before. It’s surreal, a tad confusing but in essence perfectly Pixar. After all they’re a studio which made their name on pushing the boundaries of imagination, and Inside Out could end up being their best work yet.

Up Inside Out director Pete Docter previously worked on Up

Any information on Inside Out had been kept closely guarded by Pixar since the film was announced. What we knew was, the movie would take place inside the mind of an 11 year old girl and we’d encounter five emotions which were being brought to life. However at this week’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival, director Pete Docter gave us our clearest idea yet of what to expect from the movie, due out in June next year.

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Mike And Sulley Return To Our Screens As Students At The Monsters University (Pictures)


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Mike and Sulley return in the long-awaited Monsters University trailer, the Monsters Inc. prequel set to hit movie theatres globally in summer 2013 with a cast of brand new Monsters University characters.

It's been more than 10 years since the Oscar winning animation Monsters Inc. hit our screens in 2001, but even though those who were young enough to enjoy it then have probably grown out of it by now (or, at least, say they have), there's no question that this hilarious prequel will still be a must-see for all you Mike and Sulley lovers out there. It sees the two beastly individuals (voiced by Billy Crystal and John Goodman) in their college years, majoring in 'scaring' and victimising each other in an array of schoolboy pranks as they compete against each other to be the scariest monster around. Funnily enough, plenty of the kids who watched Monsters Inc. when it first came out will quite possibly be going through similar experiences in their own lives as students, which makes the timing of Monsters University charmingly apt.

The movie sees a brand new director, Dan Scanlon, who is likely to breathe fresh life into this memorable CGI flick though the previous director, Pete Docter, has made his return in the role of screenwriter alongside previous co-writer Andrew Stanton. Monsters University is soon to be released on UK cinema screens on July 12th 2013.

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Up Review


Excellent
Like Wall-E, this Pixar-produced feature has an unusual structure that continually keeps us off guard. It also tells a story that's refreshingly mature, with moments of heartbreaking sadness and quiet contemplation. Along with the talking dogs and big action scenes.

Since he was a boy, Carl (voiced by Asner) has been obsessed with adventure, following the exploits of the larger-than-life explorer Muntz (Plummer). And Carl shared this yearning with his wife Ellie, although the circumstances of life meant that they never achieved their dream to travel to Muntz' famed Paradise Falls in South America. Now a widower, Carl is finally spurred to action, using helium balloons to fly his house away. But he has company in the form of the eager Russell (Nagai), and they make several strange discoveries in South America.

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Those bright sparks at Pixar have done it again, taking a fiercely original approach to...

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