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A Few More Details on Pete Docter's 'Inside the Mind' Pixar Project

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December 6, 2011
Source: The Pixar Times

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Don't get too excited yet! I hate to jump ahead to hype a 2014 release, since that seems so insanely far away right now, but that's where Pixar's focus is at the moment. The next movie from Pete Docter (director of Monsters Inc, Up) was announced/unveiled at D23 this year, known simply as The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside the Mind, or Inside the Brain. We don't know much about it at all beyond that, but thanks to a new quote from a Charlie Rose interview (here) with John Lasseter, via The Pixar Times, we now actually have at least a better idea of the characters, and it sounds very intriguing, to say the least.

Here's the short quote from Lasseter pulled from his Charlie Rose interview, as found by The Pixar Times:

"Pete Docter, from Monsters, Inc. and Up, is doing a new film that takes place inside of a girl's mind and it is about her emotions as characters, and that is unlike anything you've ever seen."

So they're turning "emotions" into Pixar characters? This is definitely not anything we've seen before and I'm anxious to see exactly what that is, however long that takes. Originally, at D23, Docter said the setting would be "inside the mind" and we'll find out what goes on when people make decisions and how the mind works. I'm fascinated already and we don't even know what any of these emotions look like yet! It may be too early to be getting this excited, as plenty more will get revealed over the course of these next two years, but going from a vague "inside the mind" reference to learning that it's about emotions definitely piques my curiosity. This new Pixar original, untitled project is still scheduled for May 2014, we'll keep you updated.

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments

1

this sounds incredible

Danimal on Dec 6, 2011

2

It's never to early to be excited about a Pixar movie. They're the only original thinkers left in the industry. Everyone else is remaking remakes or reboots or sequels. I can't wait for another Pixar gem.

Jimmy on Dec 6, 2011

3

It's similar to the concept of Osmosis Jones. Making uncharacterised entities of the human(body in that case, mind in this) into concious characters. Can't wait for Pixar to blow the roof on creativity again!

Jan-Lourens van der Merwe on Dec 6, 2011

4

It also kinda reminds me of "Reason and Emotion", a wartime Disney short in which reason was portrayed as a gentleman and emotion was portrayed as an impulsive caveman.

Videojame on Dec 6, 2011

5

I'm rooting for this because I'm not too sure about Brave to be honest. P.s. Does anyone have news on 1906?

Johnny Neat on Dec 6, 2011

6

Nah haven't heard anything on 1906 in a while. Was going to ask Bird about it in an interview, but didn't have enough time. Hopefully an update will come out soon?

Alex Billington on Dec 7, 2011

7

Sounds like Herman's Head

Dchrisa66 on Dec 6, 2011

8

I was thinking the EXACT same thing. Loved that show. There was another show about 2-3 years later with a similar premise, though more toned down. Might have been about a woman instead of a man but don't quote me on it.

Anonymous on Dec 6, 2011

9

sounds like a play a kid in my high school wrote

Dcorrea1993 on Dec 6, 2011

10

I expect we'll see a couple of cases of Pixar being sued whenever this gets released... "that was my story!"

Alex Billington on Dec 7, 2011

11

Cars 3. Disney needs it to keep those merchandise dollars flowing.

rennmaxbeta on Dec 7, 2011

12

why do we care about dollars, Pixar is about Art before money (I hope).

Aurélien Ramondou on Jun 6, 2012

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