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Pixar’s Releases Latest ‘Inside Out’ Trailer


A little outside of three months before its release, the Inside Out promotional campaign has heated up with the release of a second full-length trailer. You can compare it to the first full-length trailer released last December.

The new footage briefly re-establishes the film’s high-concept premise—Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, and Mindy Kaling live in everyone’s head—and then takes the viewer deeper into the film’s (tiny) universe, which is inside the main character Riley’s head, and hints at some of its conflicts. Cheekily billed as a “major emotion picture,” the trailer makes clear that Pixar and director/writer Pete Docter will be tugging at audience’s heartstrings for much of the film.

That’s not to say the film will entirely be a sentimental tissue-fest. The new trailer also introduces the “unintended star” of Inside Out: a take-no-guff diva unicorn character.


A new live-action commercial starring the film’s five emotions was also released this morning:

  • Kris Åsard

    Ok, the new trailer looks a lot less like a remake of Herman’s Head and a lot more like a Pixar movie. Wich is nice.

  • Pixar is back

    • William Bradford

      Hear’s hoping! It certainly looks interesting

    • Strong Enough

      they never left.

      • U wot m8

        *cough* cars 2, Monsters uni, brave.

        • Strong Enough

          all good movies. Monsters University especially. that ending was great and rare for a major animation studio. i mean they didn’t come out on top. that is awesome

    • Back now, gone later for Finding Dory and Toy Story 4…and Cars 3…

  • starss

    With a film ABOUT emotions, u can be sure Pixar will once again play with OURS.

    We finally get a sense of what the story is, and this trailer only makes me look forward to it more.

  • Axolotl

    Tired of unicorns.

    • William Bradford

      haha the unicorn in this film seems tired of Unicorns

  • jhalpernkitcat

    Okay, now it’s really starting to look good. Anger has some hilarious lines– lost it at “I saw a really hairy guy. He looked like a bear.” which are perfectly delivered by Lewis Black. Also, Sadness looks just like Phylis Smith–who seems just as adorable.

    Also, I hope to see good things from that sassy looking unicorn.

  • StumbleReel

    …hmm how do I make that emoticon again…


    there we go!

  • Maggiemay

    Didn’t the Venture Brothers do this episode already?

  • well this new trailer seems to reveal the movie’s storyline better. Now it looks like it will be a buddy movie with Happiness and Sadness going through an adventure to “save” their human while the other emotions try to help from the sidelines…

    I’m hopeful. After all these sequels and Brave*cough* I was really starting to lose my confidence in Pixar. Toy Story 3 was the last film of theirs I truly enjoyed.

    • Dusty Ayres

      The have to do something to make money to make more movies-or did you forget that this is a business?

      • It’s a business yes – however, they made it a business to make as much original films as possible (minus Toy Story as Disney was demanding for sequels in the beginning). Ever since Steve Jobs passed away, it’s been more sequel driven than finding new and unique storytelling that Pixar used to preach.

        • Dusty Ayres

          But the the sequels pay for the artsy movies that you love so much.

      • Ravlic

        Making an original story can be a lot more profitable than just remaking stuff everyone is tired of.

        • Dusty Ayres

          Who at Pixar’s been remaking anything? Most of what they’ve done are sequels.

          Yes, I agree that Pixar has to get into considerably adult territory, but what you said isn’t true.

          Myself, I’d love to see people from Pixar par a reciprocal visit to Gainax studios in Japan, and learn how to make more adult fare (perhaps something like Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt.)

    • Fried

      You know, there’s some irony to be found in a person saying “After all of Pixar’s sequels… but Toy Story 3 was the last thing I really enjoyed from them”.

      • William Bradford

        haha which is why i’m not completely writing of TS4… but with a lot more apprehension. Toy Story 3 was their first sequel in a decade, AND there was a very bold and appropriate direction to take the franchise. Monsters University, I think, would’ve been looked on with much more fondness if it had been followed by a BIG hit; if Brave had been the big bold Epic that the first Teaser had suggested, nobody would mind them doing a small franchise film again.

  • ScamScum

    Bold prediction: Inside Out wins best picture

    • Best Picture or Best Animated Feature? Simply asking.

      • William Bradford

        Sadly the latter wouldn’t mean much; THOUGH you can’t say Pixar always wins it, as MU wasn’t even Nominated. The Former really would be a boon for animation, whatever people think of the film

  • Michel Van

    now i want really to see “inside out” !

  • Since the beginning of the promos for this film, I had a feeling it was going to center around Joy, and the trailer does make it more clear that it will probably be that throughout the film. I do hope that the remaining emotions (Fear, Anger, Disgust) not only get enough screen time, but attention to their character as well.

    I have enjoyed Pete Docter’s directions, and I do want to see him deliver big with this one, it really feels like a great challenge with this kind of story. But if anyone can do it, he can, and I look forward to what happens here.

    …but you know, should this explode well….sequel on the horizon..without a doubt. lol

  • Dusty Ayres

    Let’s face facts: Japan, France and a few other European countries are doing animation that’s not just the same old, same old every year, but groundbreaking works of art that challenge what we think animation should be, even if the movies have said ‘toilet humor’ in then [what are you, BTW, a little kid?] The North American industry needs to rise to that challenge again like it did briefly back in the 1970’s and 80’s when movies like Heavy Traffic, Fritz The Cat, Coonskin, Wizards, Il Nano e la Strega (King Dick), Heavy Metal, Rock & Rule and American Pop were being made here.

    As nice as the Pixar/Dreamworks/Disney/Blue Sky/Sony stuff is, most people here are right-we need to rise above that creatively.

  • Dusty Ayres

    Hey, forty years ago, somebody told Ralph Bakshi that his movie about a sex-loving cat couldn’t get distributed, and yet, it did (and then he went on to make Heavy Traffic!) So, if Bakshi could do it then, Pixar (or somebody else) could do it now.

  • Strong Enough

    yeah but Mike realized that what he was doing he was never going to be good at. that is unique in animation. to tell someone no matter how hard you try it isn’t going to work out for you. how your lane is somewhere else in life. i though that was cool

  • Barrett

    It’s not a matter of “toilet humor,” you can get that already with many Dreamworks and smaller-studio feature animations. What we’re agitating for is MATURE animation, feature animation that deals with both “adult” content in the sexual/violent sense, but also “adult” in the sense of gritty, or psychologically shocking, or dramatically intricate. Think “Blacksad” or “Cowboy Bebop” or any number of graphic novels produced here, in Europe or Asia.

    What we want to see Pixar or some other major animation studio take on is a feature-length action/drama, or even dramedy, something that appeals primarily to people older than high school age, but is perhaps gritty or action/crime-oriented or sexually frank that it will have inherent appeal to teens who see it as “for grownups/serious” as opposed to still dramatic-but-family-oriented films like Wall-E or Up. Those two are probably the closest that Pixar has come to a truly adult film, but even then there were elements that undermined that position. We just want to see diversity of intended audience.

    • Ravlic

      It is a matter of toilet humor when the example you bring to the table is the immature Panty and Stocking cartoon which, the point which clearly went over someone’s head, was an homage to precisely this kind of adult entertainment plaguing the American adult animation market. There are truly mature anime out there and Panty and Stocking is the last thing that the US should take notes from because they’re already doing that kind of stuff.

      Dark and gritty is not what Pixar does. And I see no reason to insist that a studio that has built a reputation and skill for making high-quality creative all-ages entertainment to make daaark and grittyyyy movies because they’re, what, the only animation studio in the world? You want dark and gritty? Support the studios that like making films like that instead of asking for a studio that is (eh, was) amazing at making all-ages films to do something adult-only just because it’s what you want to see. Not to mention that gritty violence, detective work, murder, psychological shocks etc. is not something most adults actually deal with, especially not those sitting at home watching movies. It’s just a type of fantasy.
      There is a lack of variety in animation, I agree, but sex and violence are not the primary thing we need that will fix this.

      And why should it be a major animation studio? There are in fact a number of movies that are adult (Wrinkles, Felidae, Persepolis, Gandahar, Waltz with Bashir, The Plague Dogs, Mary and Max, Fantastic Planet, When the Wind Blows etc. etc.). But no-one talks about them. Have you even seen them? Did you support them? Are you telling others about them? Or are they not fancy enough because they don’t have 150 mil $ invested in them? Not very mature thinking, I must say.
      And no, please no “selling itself as adult with sex and violence” movies. Just no. You have a mountain of anime and gullible kids as examples of doing-it-wrong in this regard.