As most of you know I attended a special Disney. Pixar & Disney Junior event from September 29-October 2 in San Francisco to take part in a fun few days of exploring the movies, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and Miles From Tomorrowland. It was an amazing few days and it is my pleasure to share some of my experiences with you!
On the first day there we spent all day meeting cast as well as the Directors of the movie Inside Out. As a HUGE fan of the movie, I was really excited to have the opportunity to talk to these wonderful people and let them tell their side of the story and share with me what the movie meant to them.
Today I am sharing with you some of my thoughts from the interview with Director, Peter Docter & Producer, Jonas Rivera.
I was so excited to be able to be interviewing Peter Docter and Jonas Rivera on the first day. Why, you might ask? Well, as someone that has been a fan of Pixar for years, I loved what Peter Docter did on movies such as , , , , and and while I did not know Jonas Rivera as much, I was in awe at what they created together in Up and in Inside Out and was interested to hear more about the creative process and more.
As Peter Docter and Jonas Rivers started their conversation with us, I was so impressed with how open and honest they were as well as how close of a team that they were in regards to their working relationship and how they thought. I was first surprised to find out that it took five years to bring Inside Out to the screen. While you can guess how much goes into the making of a movie like this, I would have had no idea that it could take that long.
We talked about a lot in regards to the movie, but one of the first questions out of the mouths of the bloggers in attendance was whether there would be a sequel. Unfortunately, their answer was no as they said that “what wakes us up in the morning is the idea of creating something new.” Don’t be too sad though as they said that if you liked Inside Out know that they already have some ideas that the two of them are working on already and they are very excited about them!
In regards to Inside Out, both Peter Docter and Jonas Rivera both said that they felt that they have the greatest job in the world. They were also very happy at the success of the movie. They said that “we knew we liked it” but they “never dreamed it would be received s broadly.”
When you think of the inside of the mind that was depicted in the movie Inside Out Peter Docter and Jonas Rivera told us that the first depiction in the creation of the movie was that of a spaceship and from there they created the headquarters that you ended up seeing in the film itself. They also talked about the process of creating the islands and areas of the brain that were explored and how there were some areas that were considered but not used such as: The Stream of Consciousness and Brain Washing. In all they saw the brain and how it was set up kind of like Disney Land.
We asked Peter Docter and Jonas Rivera about the evolution of the character Bing Bong. They told us that “at the beginning we thought it was about growing up. Then we figured out that it really was from the adult stand-point.” Bing Bong was the character that they said embodied the overall film. They expounded further and said that in the end it is Bing Bong who gets to represent the message of the film.
The other characters that you see in the control room came about after many tries. There were many other characters that were also in the mix, but after trying all of the ideas through many situations and scenes it was Anger, Disgust, Fear, Joy and Sadness that remained in the end.
While the movie of Inside Out is behind us both Peter Docter and Jonar Rivera both stated that it only took about 45 minutes from the idea being born that they both hoped that Inside Out would be a part of one of the Disney theme parks. They shared that they were so pleased to see that both Joy and Sadness are already a part of the park, “they’re beautiful, and just seeing them there is really a treat for us.” So in the end, they, and I, hope that Disney acts on this and brings forward some of the fun worlds seen in the mind for all of the world to explore and enjoy together – only time and the creative imagination of Disney will tell!
A large thank you to Disney for bringing Peter Docter and Jonas Rivers to meet with us. Also, thank you too Peter Docter and Jonas Rivera for being so open and honest with all of us! It was so wonderful to turn the minds of Peter Docter and Jonas Rivera Inside Out!
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