AC/DC Saves the Day in New ‘Inside Out’ Short Film
The Pixar film told the story of a young girl named Riley's struggle to adapt to a big move and a new hometown from the point of view of the five emotions (Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust) that live inside her head. "Riley's First Date?" focuses on the conflict and terror that emerges in her parents' minds when a young boy stops by for a maybe-date with their daughter.
Spoilers follow, be warned...
As Riley's father attempts to connect with (and mostly, intimidate) the mumbling, distracted boy, his own Anger emotion gets increasingly frustrated and prepares to kick the young man out of their home. Luckily, at the last minute the protective daddy and the potential suitor forge an unlikely bond while reminiscing about their shared love of a certain legendary Australian rock band. Happy chaos, loud rock and roll – and the destruction of some home furnishings – soon follow, much to Riley's embarrassment. You can see the trailer above and hear Director Josh Cooley and Producer Mark Nielsen discuss why they chose to use AC/DC over at HitFix.
This isn't Inside Out's first dalliance with classic rock. Preview trailers for the film featured two famous and lyrically appropriate songs: Boston's "More Than a Feeling" and Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion."
"Riley's First Date?" is one of the bonus features of the Inside Out home video release. It is currently available through all digital retailers, and will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 3.
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