Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New 'Inside Out' Stills Showcase Orbs and the Train of Thought

With just five months to go until the release of Inside Out, promotion for the film is beginning to pick up speed. Two new stills from the film have surfaced, the first of which features Joy and Sadness aboard the literal embodiment of the Train of Thought. In the background, we get our first real look at the expansive world of 11-year-old Riley's mind beyond the control hub that has been showed in all previous stills and trailers. This is the first time we get to see just how vast the mind really is.

The second still shows Joy in the aforementioned control hub of the mind, with shelves in the background stocked with the memory orbs that appear to play a large role in the film. From the looks of things, each orb takes on the color of the emotion linked with the particular memory stored in that orb. The yellow orbs contain happy memories, the green ones have memories of disgust, and so forth.

Overall, Inside Out remains shrouded in secret, but personally I think that is for the best. It is hard to know what to expect in a film this ambitious, and the folks at Pixar are using this to their advantage, teasing us bit by bit, leaving us hungry for more. It's a brilliant strategy, really.

Expect to see many more stills and other promotion material for Inside Out in the coming months as the film's release draws nearer.

Inside Out hits theaters June 19th!

Side note: this marks the 500th post on this blog!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Logo and Concept Art for 'The Good Dinosaur'

The marketing campaign for Pixar's Inside Out, hitting theaters in June, is well underway, but let's not forget that the studio is treating us to two new full-length films this year, the second one being The Good Dinosaur, which is set for release in November.

The last month has seen a few minor bits of Dinosaur news, including the release of the two gorgeous pieces of concept artwork for the film seen above. The art book for this movie is going to be a thing to marvel at.

We also now have an updated logo for the film. It's pretty similar to the previous one, except the dinosaur silhouette has now been removed altogether, and the "The" has been underlined.

Lastly, this promotional image bearing the new logo made its way onto the web recently, and while the film's characters are nowhere to be seen, we get a nice look at a gorgeous background for the film. Also, for you toy collectors out there, the line of toys based on The Good Dinosaur arrives in stores in September, so keep an eye out!

Again, nothing really groundbreaking, and still no word on when we can expect a trailer, but keep in mind that the film is still ten months away. In the meantime, however, we have Inside Out to keep us busy, so that should help make the wait more tolerable.

The Good Dinosaur hits theaters November 25th.