Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” not only ventures inside the mind — it’s heading to the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival for its World Premiere.
Academy Award® winner Pete Docter, who helmed Disney-Pixar’s Up (the first animated film ever to be the Festival’s Opening-Ceremony film), directs Inside Out, an original new movie from Pixar Animation Studios. Docter, producer Jonas Rivera, and co-director Ronnie Del Carmen will be on hand in Cannes, along with members of the all-star English-language voice cast.
“We are overjoyed at being included in this year’s official selection at Cannes,” said Docter. “With Inside Out, we spent years imagining – and then building – never-before-seen settings and characters within the mind. It was an incredible, fun and exciting challenge and now we can’t wait to share it with the world.”
Inside Out is a film all about what happens in our minds. Based in Headquarters, the control centre inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned — both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.
When Riley’s family relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind—taking some of her core memories with them—Fear, Anger and Disgust are left reluctantly in charge. Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places — Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought and Dream Productions — in a desperate effort to get back to Headquarters, and Riley.
Inside Out opens in UK cinemas on July 24, 2015.