A Walk Down The Purple Carpet #InsideOutEvent Premiere Party
Last Monday night all of Hollywood was full of emotions as they turned out in full force for the premiere of Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out at the El Capitan Theatre. Cast and crew, family and friends all came together to partake in party as only Disney can do and strut their stuff as they walked the purple carpet in style. Hollywood Blvd. was shut down for the Pixar festivities which included games for one and all, a food feast befitting of Riley including everything from emotion cupcakes to yes, broccoli pizza, arts and crafts stations galore and a bouncy house like no other-even if sadly, there was an age limit on it. From the fans that had waited all day to catch a glimpse of their favorite celebrities, to the celebrities themselves, the theme and the feel for the night was one of #Joy. Fun was to be had throughout the night, all leading up to the premiere of Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out at the iconic El Capitan Theater. Talk about creating a core memory that will stay with me for the rest of my life- this was the night that magic was made.
Here are just a few of the many highlights from this once in a lifetime experience:
MY EMOTIONS WERE FULL OF JOY WALKING THE PURPLE CARPET
THERE WAS A MIND HEADQUARTERS JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIE
Inside Out shows the five emotions in the mind headquarters of an 11-year-old girl. This control station was reproduced for the big night featuring the voice cast Mindy Kaling (Disgust), Lewis Black (Anger), Bill Hader (Fear), Amy Poehler (Joy), Phyllis Smith (Sadness). Director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera
WHAT WOULD A PURPLE CARPET BE WITHOUT STILT WALKERS, BOUNCY HOUSES, ICE HOCKEY, MIND GAMES AND MORE
With the first really hot day of summer in Los Angeles, ice hockey was an instant hit, and pays tribute of course to the main character Riley, who hails from Minnesota. Stilt walkers led you to a wide variety of games and what premiere party would be complete without Honesty Island-complete with a truth meter and colander that fits oh so attractively on your head. In the memory department, because it is all about creating those core memories that we keep for a lifetime there was a Memory Bank Deposit where we could write our favorite memory on a ball in our choice of colors and send it up the tube for deposit, to a station where we were videoed and from that a flip book was created for us take home as a special souvenir. Over in the Kid’s Crafting area there was a station to decorate your own cups, a place where you could make handprint family trees, stickers, bracelets- you name it, they had thought of it.
FOOD, FOOD AND MORE FOOD FOR KIDS AND GROWN UPS ALIKE
From Broccoli Pizza to salads and sandwiches to pigs in a blanket to the hit of the night- Emotion cupcakes and everything in between-“Congratulations San Francisco-you’ve ruined pizza” (as a side note, being from the San Francisco Bay Area, this is not the way we take or like our pizza) it was food as only Disney can do and yes, I felt it was my duty to try each and every cupcake flavor.
CELEBRITIES, CELEBRITIES AND DID WE MENTION MORE CELEBRITIES
The best part was, that for those few hours, there were no celebrities, just people coming together to join in the fun.
JOY AND SADNESS
Amy Poehler and Phyllis Smith posing with their alter egos
JOHN LASSETER REVEALS THE NEWEST ADDITION TO HIS SHIRT COLLECTION
The man behind Pixar is known worldwide for his tropical shirts and has a new one made in honor of each movie. This specially made Inside Out shirt was no exception. “It matches the carpet,” Lasseter exclaimed.
THE PREMIERE OF INSIDE OUT INSIDE THE HISTORIC EL CAPITAN THEATRE
Sitting inside this historic theatre, popcorn in hand, looking around and being immersed in all the history that had happened inside these walls, the stories they could tell-no words needed.
All too soon, it was time for this Cinderella to leave the ball, but not before heading off to Mel’s Diner to cap off the night. I was so busy having the time of my life, it is all just now starting to sink in as I look back at the pictures and think back to last week, remembering that time that I walked the Purple Carpet for the premiere of Disney Pixar’s Inside Out.
Mark you calendars, save the date-there’s memories waiting to be made for you and your family
Inside Out opens everywhere June 19
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Disclosure: I have been invited by Disney to cover this media event. All material and expenses for this event have been provided courtesy of Walt Disney Studios but all opinions my own