The creative geniuses behind Disney-Pixar’s latest acclaimed blockbuster “Inside Out” – director Pete Docter and co-director Ronnie del Carmen – will be in Southeast Asia from August 2-10 as part of a three-city tour just before the movie opens in these markets. The tour which starts from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will head to Jakarta, Indonesia and end in Manila, Philippines. Both filmmakers are scheduled to meet with numerous Disney-Pixar fans and the local creative communities at various on-ground events.
In the Philippines, Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen will attend the by-invite-only red carpet premiere on Friday night, August 7 at the IMAX SM Aura in Taguig. And on Monday, August 10, Ronnie del Carmen will give an inspirational lecture before local animators and animation students in an event organized by the Animation Council of the Philippines. Venue is also the IMAX SM Aura.
Interestingly, the Philippine tour will also serve as a homecoming for Del Carmen who was born and raised in Cavite, migrating to the US several years after graduating from the University of Santo Tomas.
“It is with utmost joy and pride that we welcome Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen to Southeast Asia in this historic tour. We want to bring Disney-Pixar fans closer to our movies with such events and allow them to experience such one-in-a-lifetime chance to meet with notable creative minds in the animation and entertainment industry,” said Amit Malhotra, General Manager, Studio Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, Southeast Asia.
One of the best reviewed movies to date, “Inside Out” is a comedy adventure featuring a team of Emotions who help guide an 11-year-old girl named Riley through an unsettling change in her life.
“Inside Out” opened in the U.S. June 19 with a monumental USD $92-million haul, the biggest debut ever for an original film. On its third week of release, “Inside Out” catapulted to the number one spot of the US domestic box-office. Its cumulative gross now stands at USD $325-million and still counting.
Pete Docter has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including best animated feature winner “Up” and nominee “Monsters, Inc.,” and best original screenplay for “Up” and “WALL•E.”
Aside from co-directing “Inside Out,” Ronnie del Carmen has also been a member of the story team on a number of the Pixar’s films, including the Academy Award-winning features “Finding Nemo,” “Ratatouille” and “Up” (for which he served as story supervisor).
About “Inside Out”
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.
Opening across the Philippines on August 19, “Inside Out” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.