While many viewers were no doubt watching Katy Perry and Left Shark dance it up on screen last Sunday during the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Pixar quietly released a TV spot for their upcoming film, Inside Out, during the more adorable Puppy Bowl (via Screen Rant).
Pixar hasn’t had the best few years in recent memory. Following Toy Story 3, perhaps their most acclaimed film, Pixar released Cars 2, Brave, and Monsters University, none of which received as much critical acclaim as their previous films. After taking last year off, Pixar will be back with a vengeance in 2015 with not one, but two films: Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur (which was pushed back to November of this year from last year). With Inside Out coming out on June 19th, a few short months away, Pixar is starting to get the hype train rolling.
In the Puppy Bowl trailer, we get another glimpse of the emotions inside of Riley’s head as she watches the Puppy Bowl, which is used to show how the film may tackle average ordinary occurrences. When she watches the Puppy Bowl, it isn’t just Riley’s reactions we’re getting, it’s the reaction of each of her emotions: Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), and Fear (Bill Hader). It gives a whole new perspective on a completely ordinary event, which when you think about it, is really a Pixar trademark. Check out the TV spot below, if you haven’t already.
While the TV spot may have been a good intro point into the film’s premise, a better indication of what to expect may come from the film’s latest trailer, as the Puppy Bowl spot seemed to have some animation exclusive to the clip (meaning it’s likely not to appear in the movie itself). But as goofy and funny as the film may seem from the trailer, the whole premise is likely a vehicle to address some serious subject matter and emotions.
In an interview with USA Today, the film’s director, Pete Docter, addressed Inside Out‘s emotional core (no pun intended).
“I started out doing a film about growing up, but it turned out it’s a film about me watching my kids grow up. These parents are realizing that their kid is changing. That’s difficult. But it is a part of life.”
It all seems like a recipe for another wonderful film from Pixar. What do you think? Did you check out the Puppy Bowl TV spot, and are you excited for Inside Out? Let us know below!