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Watch: Director Pete Docter Talks ‘Inside Out,’ Emotions, And More In 20-Minute Interview

Watch: Director Pete Docter Talks 'Inside Out,' Emotions, And More In 20-Minute Interview

Pixar has a lot riding on their new feature “Inside Out” if they want to recapture their 2000s golden age as the quintessential leaders of animation. The colorful story of an adventure that takes place inside the mind of a little girl is the studio’s first film in two years (They released one every year since 2006’s “Cars”). It’s also their first original, non-sequel project since 2012’s charming but underwhelming “Brave,” as well as the triumphant return of director Pete Docter after he helmed “Up,” the second greatest animated film of ’00s in this writer’s opinion (It loses to “Wall-E” by a tiny margin).

Yes, the premise sounds like a mix of “Osmosis Jones” (an under appreciated animated feature in its own right), and the lesser-known early ’90s sit-com “Herman’s Head.” However, all of the marketing materials we’ve seen so far, along with the awe-inspiring recent trailer at the forefront, instigate more and more excitement for the project. In order for animation fans to prepare for “Inside Out,” we bring you Studio Q’s brief but expansive interview with Docter himself.

During the 20-minute interview, hosted by Piya Chattopadhyay, Docter candidly discusses his inspirations for “Inside Out,” his working experiences at Pixar, as well as how he came up with the devastating opening montage in “Up.” It’s also great to hear that Docter has a special place in his heart for the underrated “The Station Agent.” We all know that Thomas McCarthy needs all the love he can get after his Adam Sandler flick “The Cobbler” was eviscerated by critics. You can check out the interview below along with a new TV spot. “Inside Out” hits theaters on June 19th.


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