Tuesday March 24, 2015

Pixar's Pete Docter gets into our heads with 'Inside Out'

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Veteran Pixar animator Pete Docter knows a thing or two about channelling emotions — he is, after all, the man responsible for the heart-crushing opening scene of UP and several tear-jerking scenes in Monsters Inc.

But sadness is only one colour on Docter's palate. His surreal new animated feature, Inside Out, personifies a whole team of emotions inside the minds of kids and adults alike. Today Docter joins guest host Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss the new movie and the power of understanding the emotions that drive us. 

WATCH: The official trailer for Inside Out

INSIDE OUT

What are they thinking? Pixar Animation Studios takes audiences inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. (Disney/Pixar)

Pete Docter

Oscar winner Pete Docter gazes at his Oscar for Best Animated Feature (Up) in 2010. ( Chris Pizzello/Associated Press)