Today on Good Morning America, audiences were given an exclusive first look at the upcoming short Riley's First Date - confirming the Inside Out Blu-ray/Digital HD bonus feature. Directed by Josh Cooley, the short takes place one year later and features the same boy from the ice arena in the ending scene of Inside Out. Hilarity ensues as both of Riley's parents attempt to play it cool outwardly as their inner emotions are on red alert trying to figure out if Riley is about to go on her first date.
The official synopsis is - 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?”
Updated - it also appears that attendees of the D23 Expo (August 14-16) will be in for a special surprise. Josh Cooley (director of Riley's First Date, co-writer of Inside Out and co-director of Toy Story 4) will be presenting "something" according to a recent tweet. Whether that "something" will be additional details from Toy Story 4, or the first screening of Riley's First Date is yet to be determined, but we'll be sure to post additional details as we learn more.
Updated - Indeed the announcement this evening (August 14) included additional details regarding Toy Story 4 and the D23 Expo crowd was treated to the first public screening of Riley's First Date. The initial reviews have been extremely positive and talk about the hilarity.
According to ABC News, Inside Out will be available October 13 for Digital HD release and on Blu-ray November 3. Read the complete list of special features below and then chat about your thoughts (and which special feature you're most excited for) on the Pixar Post Forum - or leave a comment below.
- Riley's First Date? (In-Home Exclusive Animated Short Film) - 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 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.
- 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.
- Deleted Scenes
- Riley Grows Up - In this scene from a version of the film where the primary relationship was between Joy and Fear (then named Freddie), the emotions begin to notice a change in Riley.
- Joy's Decline - Joy's struggles to make sense of the limitations on Riley's behavior that seem to be springing up at every turn.
- Misdirection - Joy and Freddie encounter a group of Riley's "retired" imaginary friends, including an early version of Big Bong.
- Construction - Joy is guided through Riley's mind by a radical non-conformist, Bing Bong, outraged by the demolition of older areas like Imagination Park.
- Commentary - Commentary includes participation from directors Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen, and producer Jonas Rivera.
- Mind Candy – A montage of toolkit and interstitials produced for Inside Out.
- Inside Out Trailers - A collection of domestic and international trailers made for Inside Out.
- Designing Abstract Thought - Inside Out character designer Albert Lozano describes the challenging, exciting and appropriately nonlinear process of designing the films "Abstract Thought" sequence.
- Deleted Scenes
- Joy Alone - Pursuing a lost memory underneath the ocean, Joy is given a chance to fulfill her heart's desire.
- Imagination Park - Joy is chased through a reactivated Imagination Park by an antagonistic Freddie.
Feature Run Time: Approximately 94 min.
Rating: PG in U.S.; PG in CE; G in CF
Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 2.39:1
DVD Feature Film = 2.39:1
Blu-ray = 7.1 DTS
DVD = 5.1 Dolby
Languages: English, French & Spanish
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