Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New 'Inside Out' Trailer Is Packed with Emotions

Today's the day. The second full-length trailer, and third one overall, for Pixar's upcoming Inside Out dropped today, as promised. If you haven't watched it yet, drop whatever it is you are doing and watch it below. If you have already seen it, watch it again!

I predicted yesterday that this trailer would be the one that would truly make Inside Out seem like a must-see film, an event that no one can miss out on...and I don't mean to brag or anything, but I was absolutely right.

Previous trailers had given us a taste of the whole concept behind the film, but this one not only paints a better picture as to what the story will be, but bears testament to the fact that Inside Out is a Pixar film through and through, with all the laughs, inventiveness, gorgeous visuals, and most importantly, raw emotion that audiences have come to expect from the studio. The inclusion of "More Than a Feeling" was also a fabulous touch.

Without giving away too much, the new trailer does what the previous ones did not; it gives us a peek at the film's heart. As is usual for Pixar movies, Inside Out will clearly tug at the heart strings. The two-and-a-half-minute trailer alone includes multiple shots of what appear to be very emotional scenes - which is to be expected, I guess, given the film revolves around emotions.

Additionally, this trailer shows off the sheer ambition and ingenuity of Pixar's latest feature, offering glimpses at the different parts of the mind, including Long-Term Memory, Imagination Land, and my personal favorite, Dream Production. The two previous trailers had focused exclusively on Headquarters, the control center from where the emotions view life, so this new trailer marks the first time that we have gotten to see just how expansive the world of Riley's mind really is.

Why no animation studio has ever tackled this concept before, at least in the form of a full-length feature, is beyond me. Perhaps the idea of a film based around the human mind is a bit intimidating; the possibilities are, after all, virtually endless. This trailer, however, reaffirms my belief that Pixar is more than capable of making a film this risky and daring and knocking it out of the park - way out of the park.

As of right now, Inside Out is exactly 100 days away. That may seem like forever, but June 19th will be here before you know it. In the meantime, why not watch the trailer again? Or, you can also watch this fun little 18-second promo featuring the film's cast. Is it just me, or do all the voice actors bear uncanny resemblance to their respective characters?

What did you think of today's trailer? How pumped are you for Inside Out? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Colorful New 'Inside Out' Poster; New Trailer Premieres Tuesday

With the film just a couple of months away, the marketing for Inside Out continues to pick up speed. A new poster has arrived, and it features the five main emotions from the film in front of a very vibrant backdrop. Pixar's posters often go all out in terms of color and are always very appealing to the eye (the ones for Toy Story 3 and Monsters University come to mind), and this one is no exception.

Also, look forward to a brand new trailer for the film tomorrow, premiering on The Ellen Show. If you can't catch Ellen, fear not; the trailer will almost certainly be uploaded online shortly after.

While the past two trailers have been great, I have a feeling this one will be the one that will really make audiences want to run out and see the film and show that this will be a movie to be remembered through years to come. The people who are not yet sold on the film may very likely have their minds changed tomorrow, and as for the die-hard fans...I sense that this trailer will break our excitement meters.

Check back tomorrow for the new trailer! Inside Out hits theaters June 19.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Limelight Will Shine Again...

If you've been a reader for long enough, you may remember the column I started up back in 2013, the Luxo Limelight. Its purpose was to seek out Pixar superfans from around the world and get them to tell their story. Why do they like Pixar so much? How does the studio inspire them? At its conception, the Luxo Limelight was intended to be a weekly column, but unfortunately that didn't quite work out. I published a total of ten issues, and after that it sort of quietly died out.

Never fear, for I have devised a new strategy that should allow the Luxo Limelight to operate more consistently, and the column should be back up and running sometime this spring. Here's how things will work from now on:

As of right now, anyone interested in partaking in the column can shoot me an email at pixarcornerunofficial@gmail.com, simply stating they would like to be featured on an issue of the Luxo Limelight. A reminder that participants may choose one of two options; an interview-style article, where I provide the questions and the participant emails me his or her responses, or an original composition explaining how they first came to love Pixar, why they enjoy its films so much, and so forth. To keep things fresh, this "second season", if you will, of the Luxo Limelight will feature a series of new questions not seen in the previous ten issues for the interview option, though some of the essentials will remain.

Once I have been contacted by ten people and have been provided with each of their responses, I will begin publishing an issue of Luxo Limelight on a weekly basis. Once the ten issues have been published, the column will take a brief break until I can get ahold of another ten participants, at which point the aforementioned process will be repeated. Keep in mind you may email me whenever you like, you do not have to wait until the ten issues are up.

If you would like to participate in the Luxo Limelight and/or have any further questions or suggestions, please contact me at pixarcornerunofficial@gmail.com and visit this page for more information. If you know of anyone who loves Pixar and would like to be featured on this column, please share this post with them!

I look forward to bringing you the Luxo Limelight again very soon.

First Look at 'The Art of Inside Out'

During the making of every Pixar film, artists at the studio create hundreds and hundreds of pieces of artwork, many of which are never seen by the public. The good news is that for every Pixar film comes a whole book dedicated entirely to the artwork that went into the creation of the film, so that we, the fans, can enjoy it.

The cover artwork for The Art of Inside Out has been revealed via Amazon , where the book is now available for pre-order. This may very well be the book's finalized cover, but keep in mind that Pixar art books often bear temporary placeholder covers when they first show up online.

The official description for the book:

"The Art of Inside Out provides an exclusive look into the artistic exploration that went into the making of this vibrant film. Featuring concept art—including sketches, collages, color scripts, and much more—and opening with a foreword by actress Amy Poehler and introduction by the film’s writer and director Pete Docter, this is the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience of the making of this landmark film."

Set inside the vast world of the human mind, Inside Out promises to be one of Pixar's most inventive and out-there films yet. The film's 176-page art book will be a thing to marvel at, no doubt.

The Art of Inside Out arrives May 26, just in time for the movie's release!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

New 'Inside Out' TV Spot Shows Off Brain Freeze

A new Inside Out television spot has surfaced, showing off some tiny bits of new footage. The highlight is undeniably the part where Riley takes a big sip of a cold beverage and the inevitable happens - brain freeze. Watch the TV spot below:

Once again, Pixar reaffirms its ability to take a seemingly ordinary concept and turn it into a clever and imaginative experience onscreen. Also, keep in mind that this is only a very, very, very small fraction of what we'll see in Inside Out when it hits theaters; a movie set inside the human mind opens an endless amount of possibilities and different routes for the artists at the studio to explore, which makes this film all the more exciting, so expect to see plenty more moments like this one in the finished product.

Inside Out arrives June 19, 2015. Stay tuned for more updates!