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In the last decade or so, the great Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have become one of our most beloved and celebrated comedic actresses and duos. This great team has been close friends for 20 years after meeting at Chicago’s ImprovOlympic, but they first cemented their place in popular culture and TV history in 2004 when the duo became the first female co-anchors of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live. That same year also proved to be productive for the both of them on the big screen.
Tina Fey wrote the screenplay for the Lindsay Lohan led Mean Girls, which also featured Poehler. Fast forward to a couple of years after they left SNL (Tina in 2006 and Amy in 2008), Fey and Poehler both went on to star in two of NBC’s most successful sitcoms of the 2000s, 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation respectively. However, their friendship and comedy pairing continued in other projects. In 2008, they starred in the comedy, Baby Mamma, and more recently they hosted the Golden Globes three times from 2013-2015. Now, they are returning to the big screen once again in the comedy Sisters.
Pixar Animation Studios, along with Disney, has been the key name in animation. However, Disney has recently taken on some animated films alone. Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Wreck-It Ralph, to name a few. This might because some were accusing Pixar of “losing their touch,” after making Cars 2, Brave, and Monsters University. However, I never doubted the company as they’ve brought some of the greatest animated films of all-time. Especially after interviewing co-directors of Inside Out, Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen along with producer Jonas Rivera, I knew Pixar was about to blow the world away. I was right.
Inside Out follows young Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), who is moved from her hometown to San Fransisco, and her emotions—Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling)—who are figuring out how to deal with it.