We may have suffered through a year without a new Pixar film, but 2015 is shaping up to be a good one with two releases from the company – Inside Out and delayed effort The Good Dinosaur.
Sprung from the mind of Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Up (2009) director Pete Docter, Inside Out is the story of a little girl called Riley, an 11 year-old who has moved with her family to San Francisco. More specifically, however, the focus is in her mind, exploring how memories are formed and how a mixture of five emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Bill Hader) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) – define her life experiences.
The character designs here are great – simple but evocative and with a lot of thought out into them. Plus Pixar's reputation for casting great voice talent appears firmly intact. From the looks of it, Pixar is back on delightful form with a thoroughly original tale.
Inside Out is released on 24 July.