Disney’s “Inside Out” will air in special screenings at hundreds of select U.S. movie theaters three days before it’s official release on June 19, TheWrap has learned.
The full-length feature will be premiered with animated short, “Lava,” for the one-night event presented by Disney and Fathom Events on Tuesday, June 16 live at 7 p.m. ET.
It will include 15 minutes of exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Pixar Animation Studios and a Q&A with director Pete Docter, producer Jonas Rivera and the voice of Joy, Amy Poehler, live via satellite from their Australian tour.
The highly anticipated movie is about “the little voices inside your head” and features several emotions, represented by different characters, including joy, fear, anger and disgust.
“‘Inside Out’ gives us a chance to take the audience to a world that everyone knows about but no one has ever been before — inside the mind,” Docter said in a statement to TheWrap. “So many people contribute to a movie like this and we can’t wait to share a little bit of what goes on behind the scenes — it’s a long journey, but it’s so much fun.”
“We’re excited to offer moviegoers the ultimate fan experience for ‘Inside Out’ and an exclusive look into the creation of the film,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey added. “Hearing the cast and crew discuss the film live from Australia is an opportunity not to be missed.”
Based in Headquarters — the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind — five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned — both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.
When Riley’s family relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition.
Docter has previously collaborated with the studio on a number of their biggest hits, including “Toy Story,” “Monsters Inc.” and “Up.”
“Inside Out” will officially hit theaters on June 19.
Watch the official trailer for “Inside Out” here.