The folks at Pixar have never been afraid to push boundaries, and the trailer for the studio’s latest film, Inside Out, shows it could be the most ambitiously weird one yet.
Focused on the emotions inside a young girl and her family, the plot pitch is actually pretty hard to fit into a logline. The emotions are represented as quirky characters inside the girl’s mind, and the latest trailer actually shows off much more of the plot. It seems that while the young girl, Riley, is adjusting to her life in a new city, her emotions are also going on a journey through her mind.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Yes, it sounds kind of weird. But this seriously looks like it could be one heck of a fun movie: