Pixar film set inside a “girl’s mind”

John Lasseter

Pixar Animation Studios LogoBig Screen Animation has linked to an interview with John Lasseter, director and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, on the Charlie Rose show on Friday. Along with highlighting the amazing run of films that Pixar has had over the years, and promoting the next Disney/Pixar film Brave, he gave some details about future Pixar projects.

Previously announced only as The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside The Mind, we still don’t have a title, but Lasseter confirms that Pete Doctor is directing and hints at what we can expect from the film.

“Pete Docter, from Monsters, Inc. and Up, is doing a new film that takes place inside of a girl’s mind and it is about her emotions as characters, and that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.”

The Pixar Times also adds the official synopsis of the film:

Pixar takes audiences on incredible journeys into extraordinary worlds: from the darkest depths of the ocean to the top of the tepui mountains in South America; from the fictional metropolis of Monstropolis to a futuristic fantasy of outer space. From director Pete Docter (“Up,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and producer Jonas Rivera (“Up”), the inventive new film will take you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind.

This sounds like the stuff of classic Pixar, but it will be a very long wait until 2014.

The full video of the excellent interview, which also includes a lengthy tribute to Steve Jobs and a discussion on animation generally, can be found embedded below.

The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside The Mind will be released on 20 May 2014 from Disney/Pixar.

  • I love Pixar and their movies and can’t wait for each one talked about but on the comment about emotions as characters being something not seen before, I’ve seen it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman's_Head .

    Just saying

    • I was totally thinking the same thing! Still, with a few minor exceptions *cough*Cars*cough*, Pixar have always managed to create something original out of the familiar. Plus, Pete Docter is two for two right now.

      • Absolutely. On Cars, was I the only one that thought Cars 2 was much better then Cars?

        • No, I thought it was an improvement, but still a misguided film. The original was, in my humble opinion, a vanity project.

  • ken

    No. NO. NO!

    So Pixar thinks it’ll be “interesting” to peek inside a girl’s mind? This makes me wonder? Why a girl? Why after so many male-dominated movies do they decide to make an emotionally-crazed mind a female? Are they suggesting that girls are emotionally unstable compared to “cool headed” boys? And wouldn’t it be better to hire a WOMAN to direct this film? Again, this is Pixar’s continuation in reinterpreting the female gender, stereotyping them, labeling them, and ultimately, mocking them.

    Pixar is so sexist.