On Saturday we got to see the new Disney Pixar Film Inside Out, the event was arranged by subway to celebrate their new Inside Out kids pack that comes in a cool messenger bag.
The event was a friendly affair with balloon modelling and face painting to entertain the younger children and a tasty SUBWAY® lunch for all. Inside Out is about 11-year-old Miley and tracks her journey moving away from her hometown and almost everything she knows and loves in life. The focus of the film flips between life and headquarters other wise know as the brain. It cleverly portrays the emotions of Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust as little people who run headquarters thus controlling Miley’s emotional outlook.
As Miley deals with a life changing situation Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust kick in to deal with the fall out, their aim to create memories always with the intended outcome of keeping Miley in a state of happiness. Miley’s memories are collected in orbs that are stored and filed, some life lessons becoming core memories and the rest filled into short and long-term memories that can be called upon when needed.
Inside Out deals with the emotions a child goes through when faced with a life challenge and how emotions can work together or at times dominate other emotions to deal with the situation. How some memories become anchors to personal happiness and personality development.
We absolutely loved the film, for Joe it was a colorful happy Disney story that he thoroughly enjoyed, whereas for me it was a clever insight into the psychology of the human mind and emotions and how the brain can recall memories and moments in time to not only learn life lessons but link situations and overcome hurdles.
After the movie it was a lovely day in Central London which gave us the opportunity to have a wander around Leicester Square in the sun and take in the incredible London atmosphere before hopping on the train back to my Mum and Dads, whilst on the train I was looking at the boys wondering just what memories they were filling that Day, I just loved this clever insight into the human brain.
Thank you to SUBWAY® for a lovely afternoon in London, we loved Inside Out and the delicious lunch.