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Inside Out Blu-ray Review

Reviewed by on Nov 03, 2015
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Inside Out was the feel good movie of the year, and now its available on Blu-ray to take home - find out more in the Kidzworld Review!

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.

Emotions - Sadness, Fear, Anger, Digust and Joy Emotions - Sadness, Fear, Anger, Digust and Joy Courtesy of Disney•Pixar

Bonus Features:

  • 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 Emotions - Inside 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.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • 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.

Joy and Sadness navigate through Imagination LandJoy and Sadness navigate through Imagination LandCourtesy of Disney•Pixar

The Bottom Line

When the plot for Inside Out was first announced, many people were skeptical - we're used to Pixar films about cars with feelings and planes with feelings, but a movie just about feelings? Once released though, the feeling changed - people were wild about it, even if the concept kind of turned out brains inside out! Inside is one of Pixar's sweetest and most beloved stories to date.

Courtesy of Disney•Pixar

Needless to say, Pixar rarely skimps on their Blu-ray releases, and the Inside Out Blu-ray is no exception. The film looks amazing in HD, and even the menu screens are well thought-out, reflecting the five main emotions in the film. Pixar threw in so many extras for this release that they actually had to add a second disc, and for a true Pixar fan it's worth it - it's packed full of behind the scenes interviews and making of featurettes. If you're into the science behind it all, then you'll love "Mapping the Mind," where the story creators and artists talk about the science of them mind behind the film. Another highlight is "Mixed Emotions," showing how it was decided which feelings got first billing.

For any Pixar fan, this blu-ray is a definite take-home - let's just say it'll make you feel good!

Inside Out Blu-ray Rating:5

Inside Out Blu-ray CoverInside Out Blu-ray CoverCourtesy of Disney•Pixar

Inside Out Trailer


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