One of the most successful animation teams creating family films is Disney/Pixar. This powerhouse Dynamic Duo has created some of cinema’s most memorable films, among them:
The Toy Story Trilogy
Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University
Cars and Cars 2
Disney purchased Pixar outright in 2006, and together they continue to create films that can not only be watched over and over again, they become classics that stand the test of time.
On June 19th, Disney/Pixar released the highly anticipated film entitled Inside Out. The unusual title has to do with the movie’s protagonist, an 11 year old girl named Riley. On the verge of adolescence, Riley’s father moves her mother and her from the only home she has ever known in the Midwest to the big metropolis of San Francisco. A new school, a new environment and budding hormones make the transition for everyone involved a difficult one.
Besides Riley, there are five emotions that are central to the story. Each one has it’s unique personality and represents a part of Riley (and all of us as well). First there is Joy, who at the beginning of the film, is the dominant personality. However, due to the stress of the move, she becomes secondary to Sadness.
What Makes This Film Unique
Besides the wonderful computer generated animation, this movie touches upon something many people do not like to discuss…our feelings. Sure, we show them, but many times we keep them under wraps for fear of someone actually getting to know the “real” us.
We put on masks, because that is what society wants us to do. Our emotions help to take care of us, and we have to be careful to display the appropriate ones at the appropriate time. We need all of our emotions, because that is what makes us human.
However, the masks come off in this film. Inside Out takes us inside the mind of Riley and viewers can actually see what she is experiencing. It is both honest and hilarious.
The main plotline of the story is that Joy and Sadness are swept away with all of Riley’s core memories after Sadness touches the happy memories, Fear, Anger and Disgust (the only emotions left at Headquarters) have to find them.
Joy and Sadness have to travel through Riley’s long term memory and make things right and be able to return to Headquarters.
Can they retrieve the memories in time?
Disney Inside Out Costumes Have Arrived
Because of the funny nature of the characters, children are going to be drawn to them. This will pretty much ensure that Disney Inside Out costumes will be among the most popular with both children and adults this Halloween season. They are now available for preorders so you are guaranteed the one of your choice!
Disney Inside Out Joy Costume
Who is Joy? She is a natural optimist. She only sees the good in every situation, and in fact is the first emotion Riley experiences as she enters the world. Voiced by the funny and talented Amy Poehler, she looks on the bright side of life.
This costume is vibrant and sunny, just like Joy. It has bursts of blue throughout and is available in sizes Small, Medium and Large. You can find it here. This will be available at the end of July. The wig is included.
Disney Inside Out Disgust Costume
This character is the epitome of the tween years. Eye rolling, huffy breaths, flipping of the head and hair are all things children this age will do to show their disgust. Kids this age do not think anyone knows anything, especially if they are an adult. Disgust is voiced by the funny Mindy Kaling and she is a trip!
She dislikes many things that are green, like broccoli, but she is not disgusted with herself. With a flair of purple, your girl is sure to stand out in the crowd. This Disgust costume comes in three sizes, Small, Medium and Large, and the wig is included. Just add your own lavender shoes. You can find this costume right here.
Disney Inside Out Anger Costume
When we are angry, it is said that we see red. Our faces also become red as we get so full of this explosive emotion. This emotion causes people to act rashly. Seeing and hearing Lewis Black voice this character, we can laugh at the little things that tick him off, but in all honesty, it should make us a bit uncomfortable as well.
This Inside Out Anger costume for boys looks just like the character in the film. Available in three sizes, it will be available for purchase now.
Move over Elsa, Anna and Olaf! This Halloween we will be seeing all kinds of Disney Inside Out costumes!