There’s something inherently weird about the “talking animal” genre, especially once it gets seriously anthropomorphic. What if some people in real life were goats and others were alligators? Would you still feel the same way about crime policy and immigration? It raises all sorts of ugly questions, that don’t have…
Torn between the dark side and the light, Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was surely one of the more emotionally conflicted movie characters in 2015. But how to visualize that? Enter the characters of Pixar’s Inside Out.
A great love story can totally grab your heartstrings. But you know what is guaranteed to make you start sobbing like a drunken longshoreman? Friendship. Science fiction and fantasy are full of platonic relationships that punch you in the gut. So in no particular order, here are the 17 friendships most guaranteed to…
Over the past few years, fans have complained that Pixar has become increasingly depended on sequels. That changed this year with two brand new, original films, one of which—Inside Out—was a runaway critical and financial hit. So, of course, now the sequel talks have begun.
Maybe not what you’d hoped, but pretty much in line with what the Academy Awards looks like every year. At least in 2016, Mad Max: Fury Road made the cut.
We all know that there are archetypes in fiction that seem to pop up again and again. But sometimes, characters seem a little too similar to something else for it to be entirely coincidence. Thus, Alex Solis’ “Icons Unmasked” series, which shows us what lurks beneath.
This is a cool experiment: Jordan Hanzon has gone and taken Pixar’s Inside Out and edited out all of the scenes from Riley and her parent’s heads: the result is a poignant story of a girl adjusting to a new place.
You know that moment. The moment in a movie that you geek out over as soon as you walk out of the theater. The one that gives you goosebumps, or makes you whisper “Holy crap” as it’s happening. Those are the “wow” moments, and we’ve collected the best ones from 2015.
First, the good news: 2015 was a fantastic year at the movies. There were great original stories, sequels done right, adaptations that match their source material and more. But for every great movie, there’s a ton of bad ones too. Here’s our picks for the best and worst science fiction and fantasy films of 2015.
Inside Out’s refreshing look at the human psyche focused on the personification of 5 main emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust. But the movie began with quite a few extra emotions running around in Riley’s brain—26 of them, in fact.
Star Wars fan or not, you probably got emotional watching the most recent trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Even if you were just annoyed at how excited everyone else was, it made you feel something, and now everyone’s favorite feelings have weighted in.
Inside Out is a complex film about the human psyche, but it has a really simple message: Sadness is an important part of life. You can’t have joy without sadness, and growing up means accepting that memories can be happy and sad. Director Pete Docter told io9 it was hard to avoid making this feel like an “after-school…
Summer movie season is based on the premise that filmmakers know what the public wants. Big production budgets feed into big marketing campaigns feed into blockbuster success—unless they don’t, through some failure of hit-movie theory or practice. The 2015 season produced some notable surprises (Mad Max) along with…
When the toy army men rappelled from the ceiling to mark the end of Disney’s D23 Expo Animation and Pixar panel, it looked like an invasion. It sort of had been. An invasion of clips, stars and news from the upcoming slate of the company’s bread and butter genre.
Is it even possible to get tired of seeing the emotions of Inside Out? We think not. To sate our desire for more, we finally have a preview of the short that’ll be included with the Inside Out digital HD (October 13) and the Blu-ray (November 3). It’s called “Riley’s First Date.”
Who would be the Inside Out-style voices in your head? Salon asked thirteen comedians that question, including Inside Out star Amy Poehler, who says she calls Phyllis Smith (Fear) all the time just to hear her voice.
In order to create a film as well crafted as Inside Out, Pixar’s filmmakers come up with tons and tons of ideas, and plenty of gems (and oddities) end up on the cutting room floor. Here are some of the ideas that the Inside Out team developed to describe the workings of the mind that didn’t make it into the final film.
Universal’s Jurassic World has continued to dominate the box office, and has broken Pixar’s streak of films debuting at #1 in the box office.
The concept of Inside Out sounds unbearably twee, not to mention borrowed from the sitcom Herman’s Head. We’re seeing inside the head of a young girl, where each of her emotions is a cartoon, voiced by a comedian. But Inside Out is actually a brilliant movie about the beginning of wisdom.
Inside Out comes out Friday. When it does, we’ll get a look at the emotions inside the head of a girl on the brink of adolescence. And they’re great emotions! But many of us grow up to be sexier, weirder, and more resentful adults—and a lot of our emotions have no business in a children’s movie. Here are some of them.