Pixar Animation has revealed the official synopsis for its next movie, "Inside Out," which is set inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl.
Directed by Pete Docter ("Up," "Monsters, Inc.") and set for release June 19, 2015, "Inside Out" tells the story of Riley, a girl who is uprooted from her life in the Midwest when her dad takes a new job in San Francisco.
The twist, as Docter teased at the D23 Expo in August, is that Riley isn't simply the protagonist of the film — she's also the setting, and the other main characters are her emotions, who live inside her head. There's Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith).
According to the Pixar website, "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."
With its uniquely introspective approach, "Inside Out" looks to be both an ambitious creative undertaking for Docter and his team and a potential marketing challenge for Disney, which owns Pixar. Docter is no slouch in the animation game, of course: His previous film, "Up," grossed $731 million worldwide and won the Oscar for animated feature.
This year marks the first since 2005 in which Pixar is not releasing a new movie, having pushed back "The Good Dinosaur" from 2014 to Nov. 25, 2015.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times