January 4, 2016


'Inside Out' Without Any of the Emotions is 15 Minutes Long: Watch

In theaters, Pixar opens every movie with an original short film. (Shout out to Day & Night.) But what if they reworked one of their features into a short? University of Utah film student Jordan Hanzon has an answer for what that'd look like, presented in the form of Inside Out: Outside Edition.

The 15-minute production cuts out all the visuals and voiceovers from 11-year-old Riley's colorful emotions, played to hilarious effect by Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith and Lewis Black. The result is a quieter, more somber affair than the blockbuster original, which became Pixar's second-biggest movie ever, earning $856 million worldwide. Its $91 million opening weekend in June 2015 earned it the all-time biggest debut for an original/non-sequel film.

On his Vimeo bio, Hanzon says, "I am studying to become an editor, because seeing everything come together is the most satisfying feeling on earth and I want to be the one to do it!" Looks like he's got a good anchor for his résumé.