Inside Out
First screened in June 2015
Director: Pete Docter. Animated. Voice Cast: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Richard Kind, Paula Poundstone, Bobby Moynihan, John Ratzenberger, Rashida Jones. Screenplay: Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, and Pete Docter (based on a screen story by Pete Doctor and Ronaldo Del Carmen).

Twitter Capsule: Snappy, thoughtful, full of empathy, yet core feels schematic, even a bit cold. Literalizes some of Toy Story's lessons.

VOR:   Good to see Pixar going full-bore on an idea again, even if I have qualms about conception and execution. Flirts with the inventiveness of Japanese animation, but it's just a flirt.

Photo © 2015 Pixar Animation Studios/Walt Disney Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Original Screenplay: Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, and Ronnie del Carmen
Best Animated Feature

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Animated Feature

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Animated Feature
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Animated Feature (tie)
National Board of Review: Best Animated Feature

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