Friday, June 19, 2015

Inside Out - Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera interview

Two weeks ago, I had the chance to meet with Inside Out director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera, and ask them a few questions about the film! They were both fun, casual people, and it was enjoyable to talk with them, admittedly despite my nervousness.

I have the interview audio below, and am willing to type it up in its entirety if anyone would like.

They began by discussing the art and animation of Monsters Inc., and that's where the audio picks up.

Inside Out (film)

Inside Out, Pixar Animation Studios, Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera

Synopsis: After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

My Thoughts: From the minds of those who birthed many of the original Pixar hits, comes this window into another new world, the mind. In classic Pixar tradition, Inside Out shows us something we're both familiar with, but also something we've never seen before. Also like its classic predecessors, this film makes us laugh, cry, recall childhood, and is centered around family.

There is very little I can criticize about this film. The voices of emotion were amazing, chosen perfectly. With animation, there's no contest, as usual. The script was worked very well, with humor fitting both children and adults. The characters were fun and quite memorable, and Michael Giacchino's score was perfect! Inside Out, along with Monsters University, establishes another rise in Pixar Animation Studio's career after Cars 2 and Brave. Go see it, take the whole family.

*I was given early access to see this film by Walt Disney/Pixar Studios. I was not required to write a positive review, and the opinions here are my own.*

My Rating: 10 stars