In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney’s iconic “Beauty and the Beast”) is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella de Vil, Maleficent the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters.
Well, it’s official and I called it. Disney Pixar’s INSIDE OUT is a hit! Kids are loving these incredibly cute characters and parents are using the film to have conversations with their children about emotions. It’s definitely the best of both world for kid and adults. I’m been looking for new INSIDE OUT products to hit the market and I’ve found some fabulous bedroom sets, wall decor, and more.
It’s a habit. I can’t watch a Disney • Pixar film without looking for the hidden messages (also called Easter Eggs). You know, those fun bits that refer to previous movies, characters, etc. So of course, while I sat mesmerized by the color and sound of INSIDE OUT as it played before me on the screen at the historic El Captain Theater in Hollywood, I almost got so caught up in the film that I forgot to look for them (read: INSIDE OUT Movie Premiere: My Candid Celebrity Snapshots).
I’ve been reading social media posts over the last few days ever since the Disney * Pixar’s INSIDE OUT movie was released in theaters. It’s pretty easy to see that the standout character so far is Bing Bong. He’s the imaginary friend Riley tucked away into her memory when she out grew him. But when Sadness and Joy get lost in long term memory, they find Bing Bong, and he becomes a major player in saving Riley.
Kyle MacLachlan seems very relaxed and polished, and it’s not hard to imagine that is him at his core. He has small town roots here in Washington having grown up in Yakima in the 70’s. His slightly sarcastic humor is one I understand well having spent severals summers during High School cruising the “Ave” in Yakima. It’s highly likely he was one of the many fine looking boys riding with friends in fabulous Mustangs with their radios booming; the Ave was the place to be seen.
The newest Disney|Pixar film stars five unusual characters – human emotions – that live inside the brain of an 11-year old girl. A move to a new state triggers a change inside Headquarters that affects the Islands of Personality. Sound strange? Well, it’ll all make sense once you see INSIDE OUT.