Behind The Scenes of Inside Out with Director Pete Docter and Producer Jonas Rivera

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Inside Out Interview with Director Peter Docter and Producer Jonas RiveraWhile on my recent trip to San Francisco for #InsideOutBloggers, we got the great opportunity to interview several individuals that were a part of the Inside Out movie.  That includes Director Pete Docter and Producer Jonas Rivera.  Of course, one of the first questions that we asked is whether there will be a squeal to Inside Out!

Jonas Rivera: We have spent five years of our life on this film.  We’re so proud of it.   We’re proud of every-all the characters and the world and all that.  And, and, we-before we did that, we finished the movie Up together.  We made that movie together.  And we’re proud of that one.  And when we were done with that one we kind of put our heads together and said, you know, you can imagine a world where there’s more adventures and so forth.  But what wakes us up in the morning and kind of gets us fired up is something completely new.  And it was that conversation that led to Inside Out.  And we’re kind of having that same conversation now.  Like we love Inside Out and it could be a fun world and it definitely has some open endedness to the end but I think we lean towards like let’s go back and come up with something totally new.  So we never say never but we kind of lean towards we want to do something totally different.

Next, Director Pete Docter shared his thoughts on the success of Inside Out:

We knew that we liked it.  And that’s really our only kind of measurement for ourselves as we go is like does this feel like something that’s intriguing to us and but you just have no clue and I don’t think the studio, you know, they have all these sophisticated kind of tracking ideas and they poll.  I don’t know how they figure it all out but they didn’t really even know so its always a bit of a mystery.

Inside Out was definitely a huge success, and I cannot wait to see if there will eventually be a sequal.  For now, I will enjoy watching Inside Out on Disney Movies Anywhere (available now!) and DVD/blu-Ray starting November 3rd!

Inside Out Director Pete Docter and Producer Jonas Rivera

Here is a sneak peek of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out In-Home Trailer Featuring “Riley’s First Date”:

Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on inside their head? Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” takes an exciting and hilarious journey into the mind to find the answer. Based in Headquarters, the control center of 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy. She strives to make sure Riley stays happy as she operates alongside fellow emotions Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. It’s “an instant classic,” raves Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times. Experience it like never before on Disney Blu-ray!

Cast includes: Amy Poehler (“Freebirds,” TV’s “Parks and Recreation”) as Joy; Bill Hader (Monsters University, TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) as Fear; Phyllis Smith (“Bad Teacher,” TV’s “The Office”) as Sadness;Lewis Black (“The Aristocrats,” TV’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) as Anger; Mindy Kaling (“Wreck-It Ralph,” TV’s “The Office”) as Disgust; Richard Kind (A Bug’s Life, TV’s “Spin City”) as Bing Bong; Kaitlyn Dias (voice acting debut) as the voice of Riley


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  • Riley’s First Date? (In-Home Exclusive Animated Short Film) – Riley, now 12, is hanging out at home with her parents in San Francisco when potential trouble comes knocking: a boy shows up at the door. Can Mom and Dad’s emotions handle “Riley’s First Date?”
  • LAVA (Theatrical Short Film) – Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, LAVA is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.
  • Story of the Story – Director Pete Docter talks about the evolution of Inside Out, from the ideas and memories that inspired the story through the hurdles, explorations and experiences that helped shape it into the film it is today.
  • Paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out – Inside Out filmmakers, from voice actors to animators to production crew, talk about their paths, their goals, the challenges they’ve faced and the lessons they’ve learned along the way
  • Mixed EmotionsInside Out‘s filmmakers talk about how they decided which emotions to focus on in the story and how they went about creating each one’s distinct personality and visual identity
  • Mapping the Mind – Inside Out‘s artists take you through the years-long process of designing and creating a world everyone knows, but no one has ever seen – the human mind.
  • Our Dads, the Filmmakers – Elie Docter (daughter of director, Pete Docter) and Grace Giacchino (daughter of composer, Michael Giacchino) bring you behind the scenes for an inside look at the making of the film.
  • Into the Unknown: The Sound of Inside Out – What is the sound of a memory forming? Sound designer Ren Klyce describes the challenges – and the unique solutions – involved in creating the aural world of Inside Out.
  • The Misunderstood Art of Animation Film Editing – Learn more about the crucial role of an animation film editor, who helps take     the story from its earliest, most exploratory versions, to the final, polished film you see onscreen.


  •  Riley Grows Up – In this scene from a version of the film where the primary relationship was between Joy and Fear (then named Freddie), the emotions begin to notice a change in Riley.
  • Joy’s Decline – Joy’s struggles to make sense of the limitations on Riley’s behavior that seem to be springing up at every turn.
  • Misdirection –Joy and Freddie encounter a group of Riley’s “retired” imaginary friends, including an early version of Big Bong.
  • Construction – Joy is guided through Riley’s mind by a radical non-conformist, Bing Bong, outraged by the demolition of older areas like Imagination Park.
  • Commentary – Commentary includes participation from directors Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen, and producer Jonas Rivera.
  • Mind Candy – A montage of toolkit and interstitials produced for Inside Out.
  • Inside Out Trailers – A collection of domestic and international trailers made for Inside Out.


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And don’t forget it is available on Disney Movies Anywhere on October 13th and out on DVD/Blu-Ray November 3rd!!!!

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