The first trailer for Pixar's “Inside Out” has all the feels… because they're the stars of the movie.
From Academy Award-winner Pete Doctor (2009's “Up”), “Inside Out” tells the story of a little girl named Riley and the anthropomorphic emotions that live inside her head. When she relocates from the Midwest to San Francisco, it's up to Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Fear (Bill Hader) to keep her keepin' on. Think “Osmosis Jones” of the abstract.
To sell the studio's first original concept since 2012's “Brave,” Walt Disney Pictures's first trailer reminds everyone to trust in Pixar. We lapped up “Toy Story,” “Monsters University,” “Wall-E” and “Up,” so why not a movie about our bickering emotions? The move comes off a little like fishing for compliments, but c'mon, are we so cynical that we can't appreciate everything Pixar's done for Hollywood cinema? We promise to forget “Cars” ever happened if “Inside Out” is as inventive as it looks.
“Inside Out” arrives in theaters June 19, 2015.