Everybody’s Chattin’ and Teaser Trailer Spotlight: Pixar’s Inside Out

EverybodysChattinWinterHello all! It’s yet another combo post today, as I want to highlight some of my favorite posts from fellow bloggers as well as highlight a brand new teaser trailer from Pixar. I was going to do a Music Break of Into The Woods since I’m going to the press screening tonight, but I’ll save it ’til next week. I’m also going to the Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb screening early Saturday morning. I haven’t seen the first movie but hey Dan Stevens is playing Lancelot!

I might be blogging about my reaction to the SAG and Golden Globes noms, boy they all seem to be coming out at once! Oh and stay tuned for Ted’s review of Exodus tomorrow. If you’ve read yesterday’s post, you might’ve guessed what he thinks of it 😉

So here are what blogger’s been chattin’ about this past week:

CR_FelixLeiterAfter having finished the audio book Carte Blanche (read by my dahling Toby Stephens, natch!), Michael talked about one of Bond’s most loyal allies: Leiter, Felix Leiter.

One of my fave bloggers Cindy B. always have such insightful and perceptive posts. Her latest is on the point of view of Books vs Films and why the latter often doesn’t live up to its source material.

A few month-in-review posts are still trickling in. Kristin and Eric just posted what they’ve watched last month… and Kristin also talked about what she’s anticipating in December.

Those with music in their minds … Josh posted his list of Top 25 Songs of 2014, whilst Chris picks his Top 100 songs in batches.

Lots of great reviews of movies I haven’t seen yet:

Mark reviewed Whiplash, Stu reviewed Calvary, and Zoë reviewed FURY. Meanwhile, Mikey and Katy are both impressed by the movie I wish I had seen: Nightcrawler.


Last but not least, check out these two great lists … Alex picks his Top 10 Conrad L. Hall films, whilst Dan/Top10Film‘s contributor listed Top 10 Horror Films from the USA.


Now time for that awesome teaser trailer …

I hadn’t been following Pixar’s next project but oh, I absolutely LOVE this story concept! Inside Out is Pixar Animation Studios’ fifteenth feature film and glad they’re going back to an original story since Brave in 2012.


Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters.

Now I’m not too crazy about the name (wonder what other titles were tossed around). But hey, the premise does sound promising and the trailer definitely grabbed me. This looks like it could be right up there with Toy Story and Wall•E, both of which are written by Pete Docter and he also directed Monsters Inc. and UP for Pixar. Docter is the sole screenwriter of Inside Out and he’s also one of the co-directors. I quite like the voice cast too: Diane Lane, Amy Peohler, Kyle MacLachlan, Mindy Kaling, and Bill Hader. So color me excited for this one!

What do you think of ‘Inside Out?’

44 thoughts on “Everybody’s Chattin’ and Teaser Trailer Spotlight: Pixar’s Inside Out

  1. Thanks so much for the share, Ruth. In truth, you were the instigator as you got me to do the Carte Blanche audiobook. I’m grouped again with so many great bloggers too. And that really is a fantastic Pixar trailer. So hyped now to see this. 🙂

    1. I’m thrilled that you ended up liking Carte Blanche! I have that on my iPhone and so I can listen to Toby’s voice any time 😉 Yeah, Pixar sure knows how to cut a trailer and craft a good story!

  2. Stu

    Hey Ruth, thanks very much for posting a link to my review, appreciate it! I haven’t watched any animated films in a while so I may give Inside Out a go. I still haven’t seen Frozen as I don’t have any kids!!

  3. Tom

    ‘Inside Out’ looks very very cool. I am on board with you though with thinking the title is a bit naff. They couldn’t have come up with something more. . .I don’t know. . .inventive? lol!

  4. Thanks for the shout-out Ruth! Inside Out looks cute. I’m interested in seeing a full-length trailer and how the emotions will interfere in headquarters.

  5. Thank you, Ruth for your shout out! I like Pixar films. Looking forward to watching it. Into the Woods. I mean really, I do love Meryl Streep, but does she have to be nominated for EVERY role she does? I’m curious how she does as the witch. The male drama category looks competitive. Go Budapest Hotel and Ralph Fiennes 🙂

    1. You’re welcome Cindy! “…I do love Meryl Streep, but does she have to be nominated for EVERY role she does?” My sentiment exactly! And having seen Into The Woods last night, well her performance is so over the top. Yeah, glad to see Fiennes got a nod for his comedic performance!

  6. I already have Inside out in my 25-30 list of the Most Anticipated Films of 2015 which I’m working on as this is going to be the toughest list I’ve ever worked on.

  7. Hell, if it comes even close to being as good as Toy Story or Wall-E, I’ll be more than satisfied. Certainly looks like it should be interesting, at least. In fact, it’s gonna be the first Pixar movie that I can honestly say I’m looking forward to since Toy Story 3. They’ve really been on a bit of a slump as of late, here’s hoping this is a step up. 😛

    1. Hi Chris! I was looking forward to Brave but I like that this one has some similarities to Toy Story in that it’s simple and seems more relatable. I sure hope this will be a return to form for them.

  8. Cool post!

    So jealous to hear you’ll be watching Into the Woods! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts. I will be going over to SD for a special screening on Monday! Can’t wait 🙂

    Saw Exodus a couple of weeks ago and it was super boring! Granted, I was really tired and fell asleep several times, so I want to see it again to have a better, more-informed opinion.

    So excited for all the award noms! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

    1. Hi Fernando! I hope you’ll enjoy Into The Woods man, that’s all I’m gonna say right now as I won’t spoil it for you 😉

      Yeah, Ted kinda said the same thing about Exodus, I’m just about to post his review now.

  9. jackdeth72

    Hi, Ruth:

    ‘Inside Out’ looks like a nifty, colorful Pixar take on an early Fox Sunday night situation comedy called ‘Inside Herman’s Head’.

    About an office drone with the five parts of hi personality always making comments. Notable in that two of its cast. Hank Azaria and Yeardley Smith would find more lucrative work later on supplying voices for bartender Moe Syzlak and Lisa Simpson on Fox’s ‘The Simpsons’.

  10. Thanks for the link Ruth. Much appreciated. Hope you are enjoying my “world tour” of horror cinema even if it’s not your favorite genre. It’s been nice to collaborate with writers all over the globe to put it together. There’s more to come in the next few weeks.

  11. Have to say I agree with you on the name. It’s the one thing that didn’t see very “Pixar-ish” to me. But then again, who am I to question Pixar. hahaha.

    I always love the “everybody’s chattin'” posts Ruth! Thanks for sharing these great links

    1. Hello T! Nice to see you stop by, my friend. It actually looks very Pixar-ish to me both in concept and style, and I do miss their original stuff. Let’s hope it’ll be a good one!

  12. I love the trailer of Inside Out! Making use of what’s inside Pixar’s archive.
    But, I agree if people think it doesn’t look like Pixar’s, but hey… there’s always something new in Pixar, right? Can’t wait to see it.

    1. Interesting that you also said it doesn’t look like Pixar as I think it does. Ah well, what matters is that the story itself will be GOOD! 🙂

  13. Thank you for the link love, Ruth!

    My friend, Mark, posted a teaser for Inside Out a few weeks ago, and I thought it looked really interesting. I’m with on you the title as it doesn’t seem to really stick out or even capture what the movie is about, but that’s just me. I’m a fan of the voice cast and the idea, so I think it could be very good!

  14. Inside out looks so cute, thanks for sharing with us! I am also upset I did not see Nightcrawler, I was just searching to see if any theaters were still showing it here and they are not. Wahhh 😦

    1. Hey Mel! I was gonna see Nightcrawler the night I saw Birdman, but it was already gone from the theater. But now that I think about it, given the violent content, maybe it’s best for me to see it at home later on. I definitely want to see it though!

  15. Thanks again for the link, Ruth! I’m cautiously anticipating Inside Out, as I sometimes find Pixar films (like Up, Wall-E and Toy Story 3) WAY overrated.

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