We’re without a Pixar film this year for the first time in eight years, but based on this very first teaser trailer, it looks as though Inside Out might be worth the wait. Showing off footage from previous acclaimed feels could feel like a copout, but in this case, not only does it serve as a highly effective reminder of how much Pixar’s films have moved viewers, but the material also directly relates to the core concept of Inside Out.
The film features the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling and Phyllis Smith as the emotions Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness respectively. The promo merely introduces them and doesn’t tap into how they’ll help young Riley adjust to her new life in San Francisco, but the characters are novel and charming enough to suggest that this one could be a standout. Hit the jump to check out the Inside Out trailer for yourself. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on June 19, 2015.
(Note: There’s a motion poster below, so be sure to turn off the sound before watching the teaser trailer.)
Here’s the official synopsis for Inside Out:
From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley.
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.