Pixar celebrated the announcement that its Inside Out will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival by releasing the movie's first clip and it could not be more perfect as an embodiment of the story at the heart of the famed studio’s latest.
The scene is called First Day of School. Our protagonist, Riley, has moved to a new city and is none too happy about it. The various emotions that run through the tween’s mind are voiced by a fantastic cast (including Amy Poehler’s Joy and Bill Hader's Fear), and we get to see how she feels on the inside and outside as she makes her way through her new life.
Given that this is the first day of school, all those emotions surely have all sorts of thoughts on how this day is going to go. The leader, clearly, is Joy, and with Poehler voicing her (as you can see in the below clip), she could not be more thrilled with this new opportunity.
Pixar’s Inside Out is the first animated film to be the Cannes Film Festival's opening ceremony film. Director Pete Docter (who gave us Monsters Inc and Up) is beyond thrilled with the honor.
“We are overjoyed at being included in this year’s official selection at Cannes. With Inside Out, we spent years imagining -- and then building -- never-before-seen settings and characters within the mind,” Docter said. “It was an incredible, fun and exciting challenge and now we can’t wait to share it with the world.”
The cast also includes Lewis Black as Anger, Mindy Kaling as Disgust and Phyllis Smith as Sadness.
Look for Inside Out in theaters June 19.