Exclusive: See the Crazy Way They Created "Abstract Thought" in Pixar's 'Inside Out'

Exclusive: See the Crazy Way They Created "Abstract Thought" in Pixar's 'Inside Out'

Oct 12, 2015

Pixar's Inside Out arrives on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on October 13 (to be followed by a DVD/Blu-ray release on November 3), and we've got a really cool exclusive behind-the-scenes moment from the movie that's only available if you pick up Inside Out via Disney Movies Anywhere.

During one of the film's more inventive sequences, Joy, Sadness and Bing Bong find themselves in need of a shortcut to the Train of Thought in the hopes it'll get them back to headquarters. They decide to cut through the Abstract Thought building despite a warning sign to keep out.

And then things get really weird.

While creating the sequence, Pixar designers had to figure out a way to give some visual definition to the four stages of abstract thought while still maintaining the essence of each character. Watch the exclusive clip below to see how they did it.

Other exclusives you'll find only on Disney Movies Anywhere include:

Designing Abstract Thought - Inside Out character designer Albert Lozano describes the challenging, exciting and appropriately nonlinear process of designing the films "Abstract Thought" sequence.

Deleted Scenes

Joy Alone - Pursuing a lost memory underneath the ocean, Joy is given a chance to fulfill her heart's desire.

Imagination Park - Joy is chased through a reactivated Imagination Park by an antagonistic Freddie.

 

And here are all the additional features you'll receive if you pick up the film via Digital HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Disney Movies Anywhere:

Riley's First Date? (In-Home Exclusive Animated Short Film) - Riley, now 12, is hanging out at home with her parents in San Francisco when potential trouble comes knocking: a boy shows up at the door. Can Mom and Dad's emotions handle “Riley's First Date?

LAVA (Theatrical Short Film) - Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, LAVA is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.

Story of the Story - Director Pete Docter talks about the evolution of Inside Out, from the ideas and memories that inspired the story through the hurdles, explorations and experiences that helped shape it into the film it is today.

Paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out - Inside Out filmmakers, from voice actors to animators to production crew, talk about their paths, their goals, the challenges they've faced and the lessons they've learned along the way

Mixed Emotions - Inside Out's filmmakers talk about how they decided which emotions to focus on in the story and how they went about creating each one's distinct personality and visual identity

Mapping the Mind - Inside Out's artists take you through the years-long process of designing and creating a world everyone knows, but no one has ever seen - the human mind.

Our Dads, the Filmmakers - Elie Docter (daughter of director, Pete Docter) and Grace Giacchino (daughter of composer, Michael Giacchino) bring you behind the scenes for an inside look at the making of the film.

Into the Unknown: The Sound of Inside Out - What is the sound of a memory forming? Sound designer Ren Klyce describes the challenges - and the unique solutions - involved in creating the aural world of Inside Out.

The Misunderstood Art of Animation Film Editing - Learn more about the crucial role of an animation film editor, who helps take    the story from its earliest, most exploratory versions, to the final, polished film you see onscreen.

Deleted Scenes

Riley Grows Up - In this scene from a version of the film where the primary relationship was between Joy and Fear (then named Freddie), the emotions begin to notice a change in Riley.

Joy's Decline - Joy's struggles to make sense of the limitations on Riley's behavior that seem to be springing up at every turn.

Misdirection - Joy and Freddie encounter a group of Riley's "retired" imaginary friends, including an early version of Big Bong.

Construction - Joy is guided through Riley's mind by a radical non-conformist, Bing Bong, outraged by the demolition of older areas like Imagination Park.

Commentary - Commentary includes participation from directors Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen, and producer Jonas Rivera.

Mind Candy – A montage of toolkit and interstitials produced for Inside Out.

Inside Out Trailers - A collection of domestic and international trailers made for Inside Out.

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