Saturday 25 July 2015

Disney PIXAR Inside Out film and Toy review

Have you heard about the brand new Disney PIXAR film which has just been released, Inside Out?

We've known about it for a few weeks in this house, thanks to YouTube and lots of advertising clips. Even before its release, this film seemed to capture Sasha's imagination like no other, and she's been desperate to go and see it. This is the girl who has only ever sat through one whole film before in her life - she's not easily amused and it takes a lot to hold her attention.

So we were delighted to be offered the chance to go and watch Inside Out today in Leicester Square as guests of SUBWAY, who were giving away Inside Out Messenger bags with every kids meal (while stocks lasted).

Earlier this week we were also sent a toy to review - a small soft Joy (one of the main characters in the film) who is available at the Disney Store along with all the other emotions. This toy retails at RRP £12.95 and is a beautifully made, quality stuffed toy, very like the character in the film and wearing the same outfit. 

Sasha and I had made a special trip to the Disney Store earlier in the week to see what other Inside Out products they might have.

Sasha decided to buy a talking Disgust (RRP £15.95). This doll speaks a random phrase every time you press her hand; there are 13 phrases so you don't get bored of them! Trouble is, Sasha would now like to collect every single one of them... there are plenty of other fab products too, from socks to highlighters and notebooks, and none of them should break the bank luckily. Here's Sasha doing her 'Joy' face in front of the display in store:

That same day we happened to find a book with the Inside Out story for sale, and I can't tell you how happy it made me to see Sasha trying to read this as we walked around. This is a girl who rarely reads, and gets bored with books very easily. As I realised she didn't want to be interrupted, I found her a chair in relative peace (in the middle of the shopping centre!) where she could read it all cover to cover. Happy days!

The film itself is just as amazing as we hoped it would be. It's the story of a young girl called Riley whose has to move to a different city with her parents, and we get to see inside her brain and how the 5 emotions (Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger and Fear) cope with this. It's very funny, and heartwarming at the same time. We recommend you go watch as soon as you can!

Disclosure: we were sent the Joy soft toy to review, and given tickets to see the film. All opinions on product and film are honest and our own.