Pixar’s latest toon animation, Inside Out is set to change the way people think about the way people think. Sounds like a bit of a mouthful but when you think about it, it does make you wonder. We all think on a daily basis, but have you ever thought about how your thoughts change over time? And what makes you think what you think and why you think it? Probably not! But Pixar’s UP director, Pete Docter did and it’s his thoughts about this which is set to change the way we think about how we think thanks to Pixar’s Inside Out animation.
Docter gave a stunning presentation at the Annecy Intl. Animation Film festival in France yesterday in which he told a packed house of animation professionals that Inside Out is based on a strong emotional experience.
Watching his daughter grow up Docter noticed that as she turned 12 most of her childhood happiness disappeared and she became moody and withdrawn. This interested Docter and he began to think that something gets lost as we grow up. Extensive research was conducted on human emotions during the script writing process. The film explores the emotional changes which we go through from a young age as we grow up, based in the mind of an 11 year old girl.
Variety Entertainment quoted Pete Docter “I thought I was making a film about my daughter, but the truth is, I’m more making a film about myself in relation to my daughter and understanding that. The film is told from a parent’s point of view, and being a parent, I just sort of slipped into that, I guess. It’s definitely made me think again about the way I grew up, my adolescence and even on a day-to-day basis what I’m doing and why.”
Inside Out is said to be the most complex project Pixar has ever undertaken. It is sure to blow people away with its visual way of understanding human behaviour, leaving viewers thinking about how they think what they think. The film has is due to open to premier on June 19, 2015.
Click to read more about Inside Out from Variety Entertainment.