Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Inside Out is the story of young Riley, who moves with her family from the Midwest to San Francisco and encounters all the hectic mental turmoil that comes with having a major life change at that age. We get to see it all play out through the emotions that occupy her head: Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). Although Joy is used to running the show, all her fellow emotions begin jockeying for position and control in the wake of all the change.
The film is directed by Pixar veteran Pete Doctor (Monsters, Inc., Up) and co-directed by Ronnie del Carmen. It opens in the U.S. on June 19, 2015.
Inside Out is a film I'm super excited to see. I already love the look and feel of the little bit we've gotten to see in the trailers. The color scheme is great and the Aerosmith track is perfect.
Meet the gang:
Fairies and elves do battle with goblins and other scary creatures over a magical potion in the animated comedy action-adventure Strange Magic. The story, written by George Lucas, is based loosely on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The screenplay is by David Berenbaum (Elf), Irene Mecchi (Brave, The Lion King) and Gary Rydstrom, who also directs.
Strange Magic has a music soundtrack that draws from "popular songs from the past six decades." You can catch snippets of the '60s staple "Wild Thing," the Motown classic "I Can't Help Myself" and the reggae-tinged "Say Hey" in the trailer. I can't say I'm a fan. They're great songs, but their over-familiarity makes them that much harder to weave into a musical film (See: Moulin Rouge, Gnomeo & Juliet).
Strange Magic stars the voices talents of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth and Maya Rudolph. It opens in U.S. theaters on January 23rd.