Mind Games: Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Gets Official Announcement of June 2015

Mark Deming
Movie Talk

One of Pixar's leading talents has a new movie in the works, and it now has a title, a release date, some kind of synopsis, and most importantly, an official confirmation from Disney.

Pete Docter, who directed "Monsters Inc." and "Up" and wrote those movies as well as the first two "Toy Story" pictures, has had a project in development at Pixar for a while. But what has been known among fans and bloggers as "The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside the Mind" is now called "Inside Out," and in a post on Twitter Wednesday, Disney and Pixar made some long-simmering rumors about the movie official.

"We have an announcement! 'Inside Out,' the new film from director Pete Docter, will open in US theaters June 19, 2015," the tweet said.

While that tweet doesn't tell us anything about "Inside Out"'s story, a press release that surfaced last February said this:

"Pixar takes audiences on incredible journeys into extraordinary worlds: from the darkest depths of the ocean to the top of the tepui mountains in South America; from the fictional metropolis of Monstropolis to a futuristic fantasy of outer space. From director Pete Docter ('Up', 'Monsters, Inc.') and producer Jonas Rivera ('Up'), the inventive new film will take you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind."

More detailed descriptions tell us the movie is about what happens inside the mind of an especially imaginative young girl. A piece of concept art for that has been released for "Inside Out" shows the head of a smiling girl, with various creatures reacting inside her noggin.