Get Emotional With the First Full Trailer for Pixar’s Inside Out

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With Pixar, you expect a film with a lot of emotion. The first full trailer for Disney/Pixar’s latest, Inside Out, takes the emotions literally. As a parent, I can really relate to the family dynamic within this trailer—I’ve been there.

What do you think? Are you excited to see the film when it hits theaters next June?

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13 thoughts on “Get Emotional With the First Full Trailer for Pixar’s Inside Out

  1. It’s disappointing that Pixar, with Brave and now with this trailer, seem to suggest that the best way to develop strong female leads is to portray the male characters as buffoons. I hope the trailer is a poor representation of the film and that the whole film does not rely on tired, gender-based stereotypes (uninvolved dad, nagging wife, moody teenage girl) for laughs.

    1. I wouldn’t hold your breath. We live in ‘Merica. It’s what that want you to believe is real.
      Stereotypes sell, because…well they’ve been proven correct time and again. It’s just that we have a new class of people that have broken the mold, yet again. New dads, new moms, and new kids.
      Be glad they weren’t just ignoring each other on their respective mobile devices. Otherwise there would be nothing to watch at all.
      Even better! Don’t go watch it regardless! Do something fun with your own kid that isn’t watching a movie!

      **PREACHY!!!

      Anyway. Stereotypes, in real life, DO drive our culture. FACT.
      Ex: Watermelon and chicken.
      What did you think of? You racist! How dare you think of my white ass loving watermelon and chicken! Am I off topic? Yep. Ok. Re-read the first paragraph where I had a point.

      -END-

      ~Did I mention our society having ADD is a stereotype? OH! Squirrel!

    1. I don’t want to be too quick to judge. This is one clip without context, however, probably not the best clip to use from the get-go. I know that Pixar’s writers occasionally introduce characters with stereotypes as a devise to challenge their audience with that tried and true “can’t judge a book by its cover” mentality. Throughout their films, they often erode those very stereotypes and show us that nothing is black and white. I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt and keeping my fingers crossed that this family are primed to learn from each other and empathize through emotion. I have faith in Pixar, and I’ve had moments of frustration and distance just like the dad in this clip. Those, however, are moments, and I hope that this scene is also only a moment, and not a wholly defining representation of this fictional family. If I’m wrong, than yes, this is surely another disappointing example of Hollywood pigeonholing the modern family dynamic back into the archaic cliché’s that have haunted film and television for years.

    2. Hi, Jonathan, not all of us GeekDads agree on every topic, and we generally post what we’re excited about. Tony was excited about the trailer and we wanted to share the trailer since it was new. My personal view was closer to yours, and I was disappointed that this was the scene chosen to represent the movie by Pixar. If I had to guess, I’d say that dad isn’t going to be an inept parent throughout the film, but if that’s the case then Pixar had a lot of other scenes to draw from for the trailer.

      But I’m still pondering and hadn’t had time to write up a full response to the trailer yet—lots of other writing I’ve been doing plus some unrelated minor emergencies this week.

  2. Please. The family dynamic in that trailer is just as accurate as any other. If anything, my own father-in-law was worse than that buffoon. Just because it’s a family movie doesn’t automatically make the relationships healthy. Plenty of good-to-great kid stories involve rather nasty parenting along the way, just like real life does. Just because it’s a trope or a cliche doesn’t mean that it isn’t accurate or that it doesn’t work for the story.

  3. Sorry you don’t get the point. Sure, a cliché or trope can be an accurate representation, but it’s very lazy writing and — seeing as these movies take years to develop — surprising that Pixar would be okay with pushing the usual “Husband/Dads are distant and Wifes/Moms had to settle and resent it.” crap.

  4. I saw the clip this morning and was horrified, though not particularly surprised. The Dad is depicted as being stereotypically bumbling, incompetent, emotionally boorish and stupid, while the mother is perfect, and apparently spends all her mental energy feeling contempt towards her husband and men in general while sexualising them. Try to imagine this in reverse, and the chauvinistic message this is sending to young children.

    Did you see this Disney movie advertised recently? It seems as if they’re basically going to be very similar in tone.

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