Last night at 8 PM I was like a little kid on their birthday eve. Walking into the movie theater with my two oldest kids, our 3D glasses on and ready to meet our emotions. I watched the first 56 minutes of Inside Out at Pixar Animation Studios in April and had been counting down the days to see the ending.
Inside Out Review from My Kids Perspectives + Inside Out Activities
You can bet that as soon as the credits rolled, and all the other hilarious clips of “emotions in various heads”, I asked my kids what they thought. I wanted to know it all.
Their favorite parts, their favorite emotions, did they cry. Everything. So, here is an Inside Out Review from My Kids Perspectives because you all know I loved the film!
Haily – 13
- Her favorite part was ALL OF IT! Seriously, that was her answer. Although walking out the door she changed her mind to the “emotions inside the mind” of the teen boy at the very end when the credits were rolling. Of course…
- She cried when Bing Bong and Joy end up in the dump. I did too and was thankful for the 3D glasses at that point. Although, pretty sure every. single. person. in the theater was crying at the point. Bring the tissues if you didn’t know that already.
- She laughed a lot and thought it was really funny. She laughed more at Disgust’s lines then any other character and Sadness was a close second.
- Overall she LOVED the movie more than she thought she was going to and I could see her connecting with things on a different level then I was – especially since she was “Riley” two years ago and going through those emotional changes inside her head.
James – 9
- His favorite part was Abstract Thought and Dreamland Productions. I had a feeling the Minecraft/Visual Arts/Designer in him would enjoy those scenes.
- He teared up a few times during the movie as well but wouldn’t admit it until after I verified that I cried as well.
- He got a chuckle out of the new “Puberty” control the Headquarters Control Console receives later in the movie. He asked rather loudly in the theater “What is Puberty?” Yep. I guess my LEGO building, video game playing, nerf gun shooting boy is ready for that talk. Thank you Pixar – I mean that because I wasn’t quite sure where to start with this one.
- Overall he enjoyed the movie a lot more than I thought he would! He’s more of a fight scene, blow things up kind of movie kid so he surprised me in a good way by liking it as much as he did. He asked questions non-stop on the way home, about the emotions, and if that’s what’s going on his head. It was nice to see him so curious about it all.
I can’t wait to hear what you and your kids think of Inside Out! You can catch it in theaters NOW and for even more fun, check out these NEW Inside Out Activities!
- Inside Out Thought Bubbles iTunes Game – this free game is perfect for bubble masters!
- Inside Out Color and Play Pages – there are new Inside Out Pages added to the Disney Color and Play App!
- Inside Out Abstract Expressionism Activity: Encourages kids to create their own abstract art representing the emotions.
- Inside Out Memory Mural: Create Memory Mural using your memories, paper, and other craft supplies.
- Inside Out Emotions Improv: Printable Improv Cards for acting out emotions.
- What’s the Story?: Kids can create funny stories using these prompts.
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