The official title treatment and synopsis for Disney/Pixar’s new animated feature, ‘Inside Out,’ have been released. The studio has also announced that the new animated short film, ‘Lava,’ will play in front of ‘Inside Out’ in theatres. A new poster for the short film has also been released.
‘Inside Out’ is set to be distributed in theaters by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on June 19, 2015. The animated film was directed by Pete Docter, who made his directorial debut with Disney/Pixar’s hit, ‘Monsters, Inc.’After receiving an Oscar nomination for his original story credit on Disney/Pixar’s ‘WALL-E,’ the helmer then went on to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for ‘Up.’
Disney/Pixar has released the following synopsis for ‘Inside Out’:
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.
‘Lava’ was directed by James Ford Murphy, who who worked as an animator on ‘Monsters, Inc.,’ ‘Finding Nemo’ and ‘The Incredibles.’ The animated short is inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, ‘Lava’ is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.
For more information on ‘Inside Out,’ visit the film’s Facebook page. For more details on the animated film and the short, visit Disney/Pixar’s Twitter page. Check out the the ‘Inside Out’ title treatment and ‘Lava’ poster below.
Written by: Karen Benardello