The Creators of Disney-Pixar New Short, Riley’s First Date – Josh Cooley and Mark Neilsen #InsideOutBloggers

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Now that Inside Out is available on DVD/Blu-Ray and DMA, I am excited to share my time with the creators of this adorable short, Josh Cooley and Mark Nielsen. While on my recent trip to San Francisco, I had the chance to view a private screening of the short and talk a bit with each of them about their creative process and collaboration what brought this project together.Riley's First DateTowards the end of completion of the film, they were starting to think of ideas for a fun short to go with the movie. After pitching a few ideas to Pete & Jonas, this one seemed to hit the most home for them, as they are all parents themselves. It was also the most natural progression in Riley’s life. I am glad they did as this turned out to be the most entertaining and altruistic short to date.Riley's First DateCreating this fun short alone took 10 months to create from the first pitch to the final production. Both Josh and Mark have daughters and can totally relate to these feelings and that is what helped them create Riley’s First Date so emotionally and easily.Josh & MarkYou get a fun glimpse into the mind of the parents to see how they react to their daughter’s first date, how they connect with her date, especially dad, and relive that all-to-fun experience we had of our first date coming to the door and our parents trying to embarrass us.Inside Out

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