Pixar, Does It Again !

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Pixar, Does It Again! Inside Out (PG) 102 minutes 8.5/10 Stars Poster by Inside Out by Miguel Angel Aranda (CC-BY-SA 2.0) Again, Pixar has created a 3D computer-animated film that breaks boundaries. Inside Out is a magnificent and innovative film that invites viewers to a new way of seeing things. The film attempts to explain how your emotions controls our actions. Inside Out introduces us to the vibrant 11-year-old, Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias) and her emotions, including Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler) and Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith). It is extraordinary how the director Pete Doctor has managed to create a psychological film for children. Riley experiences a crisis in her life when her family moves interstate. As Riley struggles to…show more content…
“Think positive” is Joy’s mantra of emotional growth. The film was created when Pete realised his daughter was growing like Riley does in the film. It shows there is more happening inside her mind than what meets the eye. That is emotional growth. Inside Out is directed at children under puberty because of the motive, growing up. The film uses two settings: San Francisco and inside Riley’s mind. In San Francisco, the story is told through Riley’s perspective. Inside her mind, the personified emotion view life through the eyes of Riley. They encounter complications and must work together to deal with change. As is typical of Pixar, the animation is accurate and precise. The character of Joy has been designed to glow with an energy that is effervescent. It is effective because it shows that she is the most vivacious of all…show more content…
For example, the animation used to create the two settings, both inside and outside Riley’s mind, shows spatial awareness as it alters between the two worlds. There are many gestural features: Joy is jumpy and Sadness is ponderous. These features have achieved their purpose because the audience can perceive the character’s personality and develop an understanding of the character. The shape of the character influences the personality of the character, as it gives a representation of them: Sadness is a teardrop to represent crying. Observant viewers will notice the similarities between Inside Out and 1980’s sitcom Herman’s Head (live-action). Both films use the same concept of emotions inside your head, although Herman’s Head doesn’t share the same depth as Inside Out. The use of psychologist consultants on Inside Out gives the film a more realistic quality. The purpose of this was to connect the idea of the homunculus (people inside your mind). There were also Easter eggs that reference other Pixar movies. This helps audiences with the idea that Inside Out is a children’s

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