Disney- Pixar Inside Out: 4 Reasons Why I Loved it!
Earlier this week, my family and I attended a special Inside Out presentation at the AMC Theater at Downtown Disney. It's makes seeing a Disney film more fun on Disney property, especially when you have some time before or after to also add in a Disneyland visit. We LOVED it! For me, I think it's in my top Disney-Pixar movies not only due to the amazing and lovely Pixar short, LAVA, but for these 4 reasons:
It has a great cast of new Pixar characters (Joy, Sadness, Anger Disgust, Fear, and Bing Bong) voiced by a great cast of actors.
The story is relatable.
It is emotionally engaging. You will need some tissues.
It provides a way for parents and kids to talk about emotions.
After this special movie presentation, there was a live Q&A session with director, Pete Docter and actor, Amy Poehler (voice of Joy). People were invited to post to twitter questions before the session as well as during the session. Amy Poehler revealed that her young sons love Toy Story and that she watched it over and over again with them to study how Tom Hanks voiced the Woody character. Pete Docter told us that there were many story lines, nearly 10, that they worked on before settling for the plot to revolve around emotions of a pre-teen dealing with relocating to a different town, state, and moving away from friends. Another thing we learned was how Poehler leant some of her creative juices to the movie. There is a part in the movie where her character, Joy, plays the accordion, and they put that in the movie. Docter also told us that they didn't have specific actors in mind when they created the characters. They sought the actors to voice the emotions after the story was completed.
The session felt pretty intimate and engaging. It is always interesting to hear some behind the scenes as well as get some insight from the people who created the movie. It definitely gave us a greater appreciation of all that went into making this Disney Pixar movie which took them about 5 years from start to finish.
As soon as the movie and Q & A session were over, my youngest daughter turned to me and said: "I can't wait to see that again!" We talked about what potential emotions might rule in each other's heads and what kind of fun islands we would have. We shared so many laughs and opinions. This family movie adventure provided for some memorable family moments.
I hope you have plans to see Inside Out. It is funny, heartwarming and heart wrenching. Bring tissues. Don't forget to stay for most of the credits, too. There is a little something extra right after the movie ends.
Wonder what the voices in your head are like?