Inside Out is a 2015 American computer-animated film directed by Pete Docter from a screenplay he co-wrote with Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley. Produced by Pixar Animation Studios, it stars the voices of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane, and Kyle MacLachlan. The film follows the inner workings inside the mind of a young girl named Riley, who adapts to her family's relocation, as five personified emotions administer her thoughts and actions.
Inside Out debuted out of competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2015, and was released in the United States on June 19. The film received positive reviews for its craftsmanship, screenplay, subject matter, plot, and vocal performances (particularly those of Poehler, Smith, Kind, and Black). Organizations like the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute named it as one of the top ten films of 2015. Inside Out earned $858.8 million worldwide, finishing its theatrical run as the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2015. The film was nominated for two awards at the 88th Academy Awards, winning Best Animated Feature, and received numerous other accolades. A sequel, Inside Out 2, is in production and set for release on June 14, 2024.
Michael Giacchino served as composer for Inside Out. He began planning in January 2015, before concluding that May. While in the music session, Docter felt its score \"bittersweet\" and \"nostalgic\" after he \"grew up playing the violin and bass\". Giacchino wanted to create something more emotionally monumental for Inside Out's score, when compared to his score from Up. The producers first met with Giacchino to discuss the film's concept and screen it for him. In response, he composed an eight-minute suite of music, unconnected to the film, based on his emotions viewing it. Rivera remarked that as both Giacchino and Docter were musicians, and they discussed the film in terms of story and character. In accordance with its creative preference, a progressive soundscape was made by sound designer Ren Klyce, who was joined by Rivera. Docter took a four-year discussion where his piano sessions considered forgetfulness, and a chewing gum advertising jingle was disturbing.
The 95-minute Inside Out debuted out of competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2015, followed by a premiere on June 16, at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. Inside Out was originally scheduled for general release on May 30, 2014, but it was pushed back to June 19, 2015. The film was also released in 3D, as well as Dolby Vision, one of the earliest films to adopt the format. In theaters, Inside Out was accompanied by a short film, Lava (2014).
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released Inside Out for digital download on October 13, 2015, and on Blu-ray and DVD on November 3. Physical copies contain behind-the-scenes featurettes, audio commentary, deleted scenes, and two shorts: Lava and Riley's First Date (2015). The film earned a revenue of $95.5 million with 5.3 million copies sold, making it the second best-selling title of 2015 behind Jurassic World. In 2019, Inside Out was released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.
Inside Out earned $356.9 million in the United States and Canada and $501.9 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $858.8 million. It was the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2015. Deadline Hollywood calculated the film's net profit as $279.51 million, accounting for production budgets, marketing, talent participations, and other costs; box office grosses and home media revenues placed it sixth on their list of 2015's \"Most Valuable Blockbusters\".
In the United States and Canada, Inside Out was released with Dope on June 19, 2015. It earned $34.3 million on its first day, including $3.7 million from Thursday night previews. The film debuted in second place behind Jurassic World, earning $90.4 million from 3,946 theaters (3,100 in 3D); it was the first for Pixar not to do so at first. For any film that broke a such record during the opening weekend, Inside Out surpassed The Day After Tomorrow's (2004) $68.7 million. Inside Out's successful opening was attributed to its Cannes premiere, CinemaCon and Fathom Events screenings, its critical reception, good word-of-mouth, and Father's Day weekend. The film attracted a mostly female audience, with about 63 percent; 71 percent for families; and 59, 46, and 38 percent being under 25, 18, and 12 years of age, respectively. Additionally, it had the highest opening weekend for an original film, surpassing Avatar (2009). Its second weekend earnings dropped by 42 percent to $52.1 million, and followed by another $29.8 million the third weekend. By July 19, the film's domestic earnings topped $300 million. Inside Out completed its theatrical run in the United States and Canada on December 10, 2015, as the year's fourth highest-grossing film. In July 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic closing most theaters worldwide and limiting what films played, Inside Out returned to 442 theaters (mostly drive-ins) and earned $340,000.
Worldwide, Inside Out earned $40.3 million in its opening weekend in 37 markets. On its opening weekend elsewhere, the top countries were China ($11.7 million), the United Kingdom ($11.5 million), Mexico ($8.6 million), Russia ($7.6 million), Italy ($7.4 million), Germany ($7.1 million), and South Korea ($5.2 million). In Russia, Inside Out was the first Pixar film to earn more than one billion rubles. By September 20, 2015, the film's offshore gross had exceeded $408.8 million. As of December 2021[update], its top international markets were the United Kingdom ($59.5 million), Japan ($32.9 million), South Korea ($32.7 million), Germany ($31.6 million), and France ($30.1 million).
The scriptwriting, plot, and subject matter were sources of praise.[d] Forbes's Scott Mendelson thought that its qualities of narration provided a purpose, whereas Leigh Singer of IGN conveyed the film's tropes: child devotion, teamwork, and confused chases. Singer expressed the \"tried-and-tested\" journey had an unprecedented \"licence to go\". In contrast, Rene Rodriguez, writing for the Miami Herald, expressed concern over the film's plot. Rodriguez cited its aspects, including its story skipping from the beginning to the end, and events involving inside Riley's head having thin goals. Ann Hornaday (The Washington Post) and A. O. Scott (The New York Times) appreciated its entertaining subject matter, promoting mental health by The Hindu's Udhav Naig, the body language by ComicBook.com's Chase Magnett, and the human movements by USA Today's Brian Truitt and Reason's Kurt Loder. On the other hand, Naig panned the film's misinterpretation of brain functions. Matt Zoller Seitz of RogerEbert.com emphasized the film's script that has clear connections to its aspects, including Joy's comprehension should \"what things mean, and what the other emotions ought to 'do' for Riley\".
Inside Out was included on a number of best-of lists. It was listed on many critics' top ten lists in 2015, ranking fourth. The film appeared on professional rankings from BBC, The New York Times, Empire, and The Independent based on retrospective appraisal, as one of the greatest films of the twenty-first century.[f] Inside Out appeared on several lists of the best films of the 2010s in 2019, by outlets including: IndieWire, The A.V. Club, The Independent, RogerEbert.com, /Film, Time Out London, GamesRadar+, and the Los Angeles Times. Several publications have listed it as one of the best animated films, including: Harper's Bazaar (2017), Insider, USA Today, Elle (all 2018), Rolling Stone (2019), Esquire (2020), Parade, Complex, Time Out New York, and Empire (all 2021).[g] In December 2021, the film's screenplay was listed number 29 on the Writers Guild of America's \"101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (So Far)\".
At the 88th Academy Awards, Inside Out received a nomination for Best Original Screenplay and won Best Animated Feature. The film's other nominations include fourteen Annie Awards (winning ten), two British Academy Film Awards (winning one), three Critics' Choice Movie Awards (winning one), and a Golden Globe Award (which it won). It was named one of the ten best films of 2015 by the National Board of Review (where it also won Best Animated Film) and the American Film Institute.
Disney Infinity 3.0 (2015) includes a platformer-type Inside Out playset featuring the emotions as playable characters. A mobile Puzzle Bobble-style game, Inside Out: Thought Bubbles, was released in 2015 for some app stores. Lasting for three levels, Google started a Made with Code event for the film that December, named \"Inside HQ\", with fans wishing to start a programming on the tutorial to recreate scenes using Blocky, a mini-game whose snippets used to resolve issues.
\"Inside Out,\" a comedy-adventure set inside the mind of an 11-year old girl, is the kind of classic that lingers in the mind after you've seen it, sparking personal associations. And if it's as successful as I suspect it will be, it could shake American studio animation out of the doldrums it's been mired in for years. It avoids a lot of the cliched visuals and storytelling beats that make even the best Pixar movies, and a lot of movies by Pixar's competitors, feel too familiar. The best parts of it feel truly new, even as they channel previous animated classics (including the works of Hayao Miyazaki) and explore situations and feelings that everyone has experienced to some degree. 59ce067264