Pixar's next film, Inside Out, finally gets an official synopsis

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May 27, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT (Updated)

We still have to wait more than a year to see it, but now we've got a synopsis for the next ambitious film from Pixar Animation Studios.

It's a bit of a sad year for fans of the now-iconic studio that gave us modern classics like Toy StoryFinding Nemo and The Incredibles, as 2014 marks the first year since 2005 that we haven't had a Pixar film to look forward to. The Good Dinosaur was supposed to be released this year, but back in 2013 the studio pushed its release back to November 2015, so we'll get two films next year to make up for zero films this year. The first of those films: Inside Out, from Oscar-winning director Pete Docter (Monsters Inc., Up) and Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt (Little Miss SunshineToy Story 3). 

We've known for some time that the film will take us inside the mind of a little girl, that her emotions will be characters in the story, and that the film will feature an all-star voice cast that includes Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Lewis Black. Now, at last, we've got an official look at the plot.

From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley.

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.

There's a look at each of Riley's emotions above. You can probably guess which is which.

So now the wait begins for a trailer to give us an even better picture of what this very ambitious-sounding film will be. We've still got a long wait to see, but with Inside Out, it looks like Pixar could be poised to answer its critics who've labeled the studio as over-reliant on sequels these days.

Inside Out will be released on June 19, 2015.

(Via Bleeding Cool)

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