Pete Docter’s Next Pixar Film Goes Inside a Girl’s Mind to Explore Her Emotions

     December 6, 2011

Back in August, we reported that Up and Monsters, Inc. director Pete Docter had Pixar’s strangest and possibly most ambitious movie lined-up.  The film’s logline claims Docter “will take you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind.”  In an interview with Charlie Rose last night [via The Pixar Times], Pixar head John Lasseter revealed that the human mind belongs to a girl.  Said Lasseter, the “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.”  Lasseter didn’t comment on whether the girl was a child or an adolescent.  Either way, it will be the second Pixar movie featuring a female protagonist (next summer’s Brave will be the first).

I’m even more excited for Docter’s film than I was before, but it’s still a ways off.  The untitled picture isn’t due out until May 14, 2014.  In the interim, we’ll see the Monsters, Inc. prequel Monsters University on June 21, 2013 and an untitled film about dinosaurs from Up co-director/writer Bob Peterson on November 27, 2013.

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  • Mil

    Herman’s Head?

  • ken

    Man director interpreting how “girls” think?

    Sounds typically Pixar, typically sexist, and typically unfair.

    • Nate

      Sheesh, you idiots will never be satisfied, will you?

    • IllusionOfLife

      Whether it’s fair or not, the film industry is dominated by men. There are certainly prominent female filmmakers, but they are rarer than their male counterparts. If only women were allowed to direct films with female protagonists we’d have far less movies of the sort than we already do.

      Take what you can get.

  • CMS

    that sounds like it could be really good… given the fact that it’s pixar, i have really high expectations. 2014 is shaping up to be a good year.

  • Justin

    I guess Clint Eastwood had no idea what he was doing directing Million Dollar Baby, since men are incapable of directing females. And we all know how it turned out when Katherine Bigelow directed a movie that was dominated by men….wait a guess intelligent people can make intelligent movies no matter what sex they are. Who woulda thought

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