Review: Inside Out Blu-ray/ DVD Combo Pack
It’s finally here!
My 4-year-old daughter instantly fell in love with the characters of Inside Out after we saw the film in theatres. She had to have all the emotions toys and requested to watch the movie everyday day. Try explaining to a four-year-old that the film she loves is not out on Blu-Ray yet! So, to say she was ecstatic when we received an advanced copy of the Blu-ray & Digital HD Combo Pack, which hits stores, November 3, is an understatement.
Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on inside their head? Inside Out takes viewers on journey into the mind to find the answer! Based in Headquarters, the control center of 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy. She strives to make sure Riley stays happy as she operates alongside fellow emotions Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness.
I love that Inside Out is an enjoyable film for the whole family. As a mom, I found the the birth to toddlerhood scene at the beginning of the film to be hilarious. Their are lots of laugh out loud moments in film and despite being opposites, Joy and Sadness are a really entertaining duo. The storyline is quite intrinsic and it might be harder for younger children to grasp all the details, but they will still enjoy Inside Out as a whole. The film is actually a great way to start explaining what emotions are to young children.
The overall message of the film is thought provoking. Not only for children, but parents when it comes to raising their children. To feel joy you must also feel sadness, without one the other cannot exist. As a parent, you never want your child to experience sadness, but they must in order to learn how to deal with their emotions and grow as a person. We see this in the film when Riley moves away from everything she knows and must restart in a new city. Joy doesn’t want her to be upset about moving, but she needs to feel sadness in order to come to terms with her new life.
Walt Disney Studios & Pixar went all out when it comes to the bonus features included in the Blu-Ray & DVD combo pack. The new short film, Riley’s First Date and the theatrical short film, LAVA really make purchasing the combo pack worth it.
RILEY’S FIRST DATE? – Packaged Exclusively in the October 13th Digital HD & November 3rd Blu-ray Combo Pack In-Home Releases of Inside Out. Riley, now 12, is hanging out at home with her parents in San Francisco when potential trouble comes knocking: a boy shows up at the door. Can Mom’s and Dad’s emotions handle “Riley’s First Date?”
LAVA (Theatrical Short Film) – Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, LAVA is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.
Also, included bonus features:
Story of the Story – Director Pete Docter talks about the evolution of Inside Out, from the ideas and memories that inspired the story through the hurdles, explorations and experiences that helped shape it into the film it is today.
Paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out – Inside Out filmmakers, from voice actors to animators to production crew, talk about their paths, their goals, the challenges they’ve faced and the lessons they’ve learned along the way
Mixed Emotions – Inside Out‘s filmmakers talk about how they decided which emotions to focus on in the story and how they went about creating each one’s distinct personality and visual identity
Mapping the Mind – Inside Out‘s artists take you through the years-long process of designing and creating a world everyone knows, but no one has ever seen – the human mind.
Our Dads, the Filmmakers – Elie Docter (daughter of director, Pete Docter) and Grace Giacchino (daughter of composer, Michael Giacchino) bring you behind the scenes for an inside look at the making of the film.
Into the Unknown: The Sound of Inside Out – What is the sound of a memory forming? Sound designer Ren Klyce describes the challenges – and the unique solutions – involved in creating the aural world of Inside Out.
The Misunderstood Art of Animation Film Editing – Learn more about the crucial role of an animation film editor, who helps take the story from its earliest, most exploratory versions, to the final, polished film you see onscreen.
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