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Pixar’s Latest INSIDE OUT Trailer; Connection to Cranium Command?

December 10, 2014 Blog 2 Comments

Pixar Animation Studios has just released another trailer for their latest film, “INSIDE OUT“, which is set to release on June 19th, 2015— and we here at The Tiara Talk Show are VERY excited!

The scene that is featured in this trailer was one audiences of the 2013 D23 Expo Animation Presentation got to see in early storyboard format. As a lucky member of that audience, I can tell you the scene is just as funny and entertaining as it was when I first saw it last year. I have very high hopes for this film, especially since Pete Docter is attached to the project as director.

The description of the trailer gives a little more information about the film, including a story synopsis:

From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

I did notice that one of the posters for “INSIDE OUT” (pictured on the bottom) is very similar to another logo for a former Walt Disney World attraction/film called CRANIUM COMMAND (pictured on the top), which resided in the Wonders of Life pavilion at EPCOT.

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Logo for Cranium Command (top picture) and logo for Pixar’s new film, INSIDE OUT (bottom picture). Click to enlarge image.

For those who have never experienced the CRANIUM COMMAND attraction, here’s a small synopsis: Buzzy, an amateur brain pilot, has to pilot the brain of a 12 year-old boy through a regular day of school where he bumps into bullies and meets his crush, all while keeping all of the body part characters- the Heart (played by Dana Carvey & Kevin Nealon), Stomach (played by George Wendt), Left Brain (played by Charles Grodin), Right Brain (played by Jon Lovitz) & Adrenal Gland (played by Bobcat Goldthwait)- in check to make the day go smoothly and successfully.

It was a great attraction; you can view it in its entirety here:

Believe it or not, both films have very similar aspects to them:

  • Riley’s emotions control her from Headquarters , which located in her head, aka brain/Buzzy and the audience, who are also located in the brain, must help Bobby get through a regular day of school.
  • Riley’s Emotions include Joy, Anger, Fear, Sadness and Disgust/Buzzy controls all parts of the body, including characters like the Left Brain (has similar qualities to Anger & Disgust) and the Right Brain (has similar qualities to Joy and Fear).
  • Riley’s not the only person who has these Emotions- her parents have them too!/In the pre-show segment, we see many other heads which need to be controlled by other brain pilots who are just like Buzzy.
  • And… Pete Docter is directing “INSIDE OUT”; but did you know he worked on Cranium Command as an animator!?

I’m sure there will be plenty more similarities, as well as many differences, to the Cranium Command attraction and Pixar’s INSIDE OUT; I just hope that if “Inside Out” becomes a big hit (which I’m sure it will!), there might be a chance for its characters to take the place of Buzzy and his friends at Cranium Command and breathe in new life to the abandoned Wonders of Life pavilion in EPCOT (which only opens for the Food & Wine Festival).

Be sure to check out our interview with the director of CRANIUM COMMAND, Jerry Rees (TRON, BACK TO NEVERLAND) & pre-show animation director, Gary Trousdale (THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) here:

Tammy Tuckey is the founder and host of The Tiara Talk Show. Feel free to visit the ABOUT THE HOST page for more info or email her here: tammytuckey@thetiaratalkshow.com.

Latest Press Release for The Walt Disney Animation Studios 2016 film “MOANA”!

October 20, 2014 Blog No Comments
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Concept art by The Walt Disney Animation Studios. (Click for a bigger image.)

This is such exciting news! The Walt Disney Animation Studios has pushed up the release date of the new comedy-adventure “Moana” to 2016!

In Disney’s official press release, we’re given a synopsis of the story of Moana:

“In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.”

So, what do you think? Will this be the next big hit for the Disney Company? Will it be bigger than Frozen?

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The Tiara Talk Show Goes to Philly! D23 Fanniversary Event at the Franklin Institute!

September 22, 2014 Blog No Comments

Author: Tammy Tuckey, Host of The Tiara Talk Show- @TammyTuckey 

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Photo by Tammy Turner.

Hello Tiara Talk Show listeners!

Yesterday, on September 21st, D23, the official Disney Fan Club, offered a special event at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia called the “D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration” that celebrates several anniversaries for Disney Theme Park attractions, films, television series and more. The event was hosted by Billy Stanek and Rick Lorentz, (each of them works for the Walt Disney Archives, with Billy also working for the D23 website); it was fun to see them work off one another with several Disney jokes and banters, including an impromptu Q&A when the projector system went down.

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Inside the Franklin Theatre before the presentation. Photo by Tammy Turner.

Unfortunately, before the presentation began, we were asked to turn off all phones and audio devices. With all the electronics put away, there were no distractions; just a room filled with Disney fans who were excited to celebrate the Company together.

There were several special guests who made “appearances” on-screen at the event, including Imagineer Alice Davis, comic book writer Stan Lee, Imagineer Tony Baxter and many others. Each offered a fun story about their time working for the Disney Company that came along with several videos and images that have never been seen before.

Representing the Adventurer’s Club for its 25th anniversary, Colonel Critchlow Sunchbench made a surprise appearance, even joking that “several Starbucks stores” has already replaced the Adventurer’s Club in Downtown Disney. The entire audience was then inducted by the Colonel as official members of the Adventurer’s Club and sang the Club’s anthem. Kungaloosh!

In my opinion, one of the highlights of the event was the featured clip of “Back to Neverland”, a short film made in 1989 to demonstrate how animated films were created, starring Walter Cronkite and the late Robin Williams. As a big fan of this film (the first episode of The Tiara Talk Show featured an interview with the director of the film, Jerry Rees), I was very happy to see it conclude the portion of the presentation on the 25th anniversary of Disney’s MGM Studios.

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From left to right: Robin Williams, director Jerry Rees and Walter Cronkite on set, filming a scene for the short film, “Back to Neverland”. Photo by Jerry Rees.

As soon as Robin Williams introduced himself in the film as “Chuck”, the theater erupted with applause and laughter. It was a very bittersweet moment for all of us as an audience; we will miss the talent, the characters and, more importantly, the man who made us laugh until we fell out of our seats.

The Fanniversary event concluded with a sing-along to the famous Mary Poppins song written by the Sherman Brothers, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and a chance to see the hat that Julie Andrews’ wore in the 1964 film, “Mary Poppins”, as well as a Duckster Award.

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A Duckster Award (left) & the original hat worn by Julie Andrews in Disney’s 1964 classic, “Mary Poppins”.

Overall, the “D23 Disney Fanniversary Event” was a lot of fun, with great hosts, plenty of jokes and kept the audience engaged & highly entertained.

Would you like a chance to win some items that were given out during the “D23 Disney Fanniversary Event”? Head to our “Contests” page here & enter before October 8th, 2014!

Did you get to attend one of the Fanniversary events? If so, what did you think? Is there something you thought was missing? What do you think D23 could add to next year’s Fanniversary celebration to make it even better? Comment below and let me know!

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