Disney-Pixar fans, especially those who cannot wait to see the new animated film “Inside Out” when it opens on June 19, can attend an early screening that also takes viewers behind the scenes in Pixar Animation Studios and offers a slew of other visual and take-home goodies.
Fathom Events, the company that may be best known for producing concert movies, is presenting “Insider Access to Disney-Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ “ on June 16 at 600 theaters throughout the United States. The one-night event begins at 6 p.m. CT and 7 p.m. ET/MT/PT/AK/HI and will include 15 minutes of exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Pixar Animation Studios, the new “LAVA” short and a screening of the full-length feature “Inside Out” in 2D. In addition, there will be a question-and-answer session with director Pete Docter, producer Jonas Rivera and the voice of Joy, Amy Poehler, via satellite from their Australian tour, which will be live in ET /CT zones and tape-delayed everywhere else. Audience members can tweet their questions ahead of time using #InsideOutAllAccess.
Event attendees also will receive a limited edition “Inside Out” commemorative poster and lanyard that includes a special code for access to digital extras on DisneyMovieRewards.com. (Membership to Disney Movie Rewards is free and is required to access the bonus content.)
“Insider Access to Disney-Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ “ is being shown in Central Florida at AMC Altamonte Mall, AMC Dine-in Theatres Downtown Disney, AMC Universal Cineplex 20, Cineplex Artegon Marketplace, Regal Pointe Orlando, Regal Waterford Lakes and Regal Winter Park Village. Admission prices are set by individual theaters, and the majority of Orlando-area locations are charging $25 general admission for all ages. However, the two theme-park theaters — AMC Dine-in Theatres Downtown Disney and AMC Universal Cineplex 20 — have tickets that are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $18 for children ages 2 to 12. Tickets for “Insider Access to Disney-Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ ” are now available at FathomEvents.com and at participating theater box offices.
This special event is expected to last two hours and 30 minutes.
The movie’s official description states, “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 her everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to her 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.”
Critics who have attended early screenings of “Inside Out” have praised Pixar’s latest effort. You can see some of their comments in my previous blog.