Disney announces Inside Out

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Disney and PIXAR have announced a new animated movie called Inside Out, and sent us art from the short that will run in front of the feature called Lava.

Even though I try to follow everything PIXAR and Disney, this is the first I’ve heard of Inside Out. Granted, the movie doesn’t arrive until June 16, 2015, but one would think we would have heard something more about this flick before now (and maybe there was an announcement and I missed it). Regardless, here’s how Disney describes the movie:

Inside-Out-LogoSMGrowing 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.

I seem to remember a short lived comedy series on Fox from 20 years ago that had a similar premise. Though I’m not totally thrilled with the synopsis as it is written, PIXAR has this wonderful way of taking a dull concept and totally turning it on its ear and making it fun and interesting – just look at what they did with Cars.

Here’s the poster for Lava, which according to the Hollywood Reporter is a love story.

Directed by James Ford Murphy and produced by Andrea Warren, Lava is described as a musical love story taking place over millions of years that is inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, according to the announcement from Walt Disney Studios on Thursday.

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It’s a year away, but who is already excited for new PIXAR movies?