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Pixar’s Newest Lady-Led Film Gets a Release Date

Disney’s been making all kinds of announcements lately about the future of their various brands, and while everybody is understandably flipping their wookiee wigs over Star Wars news, there’s another somewhat smaller project that we’ve also got our eyes on. That’s Pete Docter‘s Inside Out, a long gestating Pixar project about the inside of the human mind, which was tentatively revealed a few months ago to focus specifically on the mind of a little girl.

John Lasseter spoke of Docter’s vision for the movie last year:

You look at people oftentimes and they do something to make you go, ’What are they thinking?’ or it’s like how a song gets stuck in your head and you just can’t get it out. Little quirky things like this that we all do. Certain emotions just seem to take us over, anger or happiness, where you start giggling and laughing and you can’t stop.

[Pete Docter] thought, ’I want to take a look at that, explain that.’ His idea is that the emotions of this little girl are the characters and it takes place in the head of this little girl, and shows how they control things that go on. It’s very, very clever and it’s truly unlike anything you’ve ever seen, yet it explains things you’ve seen.

We’ll take it! Lots of things could change between now and 2015, but between Finding Dory and Inside Out, is this a sign that Pixar is trying to make up for a long period of their history with very little women in lead roles? We’ll just have to find time to see it somewhere in the busy Disney summer of 2015, what with Avengers 2, Star Wars VII, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and Inside Out, which Pixar confirmed to be have a release date of June 19th, 2015:

Yeah. You should probably start saving now for all those tickets.

(via Tor.)

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  • Robin S

    Pixar does Herman’s Head?

  • Ashe P. Samuels

    I have a feeling a lot of hoopla is going to be raised about this movie having a female lead, only to have all the cute little critters in her head (of whom I’m assuming will be narrating this journey) be male, with the girl barely getting any screentime.

    Like how Epic has a female lead-a single woman in a sea of men, with the focus rarely shifting to her (again, what I’m assuming from the trailer, as well as countless movies already released who do the same thing). Progress?

    Excited and skeptical. Like usual.

  • TKS

    Another Pirates of the Caribbean movie? Go home Disney Studios, you are drunk.

  • Tim Gin

    I had the same thought about Herman’s Head.

  • Betty Windsor

    I wonder if this will be based or inspired by his little girl, like Ellie was from Up. (I think I’m right in saying that.)