The Council of Teenage Girls: Pixar's Unique Approach to Perfecting 'Inside Out 2'

Kaylee Everhart

Updated Friday, June 28, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

In an intriguing move, Pixar has assembled a panel of nine teenage girls to provide feedback on their upcoming movie, "Inside Out 2." This innovative approach has sparked a lively conversation on social media, as highlighted in a viral tweet by DiscussingFilm.

DiscussingFilm's tweet reveals, "Pixar assembled a crew of 9 teenage girls who came to the studio every 4 months & watched 'INSIDE OUT 2' to then give notes on Riley's emotions." This tweet, accompanied by an image from the beloved film, shows various characters like Riley and her emotions Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. The response has been phenomenal, garnering 3.3 million views, 10.2K reposts, and 176K likes since it was posted on April 16.

Matt Scalici, reacting to the news, tweeted, "Cannot imagine anything more terrifying than having my work judged by a panel of teenage girls on a quarterly basis." This sentiment resonated with many, including a user named King Matthew the Broken who humorously replied, "Have fun being a parent. I have my work being judged by three teens daily."

Scalici further elaborated on the accuracy and specificity of teenage girls' criticisms, stating, "The thing about teenage girls is that their criticisms are often incredibly specific and accurate. It’s what makes it hurt so much more than some random idiot on the internet calling you a gay nerd or something." This insight reflects the precision and honesty that teenage girls can bring to creative critiques.

The social media discussion includes a variety of perspectives. One user humorously quoted comedian John Mulaney, saying, “Hahaha! Look at that high-waisted man, he got feminine hips!” Another comment from a user named thesnakeinthemptyb sarcastically remarked, "Yeah because teenagers are so against DEI. s/"

Others like King Matthew the Broken see value in this approach. He commented, "Jokes aside, that's a pretty smart move. Helps seeing how the target audience perceives things and avoid the 'how do you do fellow kids' effect." This sentiment suggests that understanding the target audience's perspective is crucial for creating relatable content.

The feedback from teenage girls has proven valuable for Pixar, as evidenced by the success of "Inside Out 2" at the box office. A user noted, "Inside Out 2 is doing really well at the box office. It sounds as if EVERY company in the film, television, gaming, or similar industries should take notes: Have your work regularly judged by your target audience during the production process."

This collaborative approach signifies a new era in creative production, where feedback from the intended audience can shape the final product. Pixar's initiative to include teenage girls in the development of "Inside Out 2" exemplifies the importance of audience engagement and constructive criticism in achieving success.

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Top Comments from Imgur

walpurgis8199

As a father with teenage girls their criticisms being "incredibly specific and accurate" is way off base. All teenagers still have a lot to learn.

trotator

Yeah because teenagers are so against DEI. s/

SpiteLip

The amount of times grown adults change their minds when reviewing creative content I couldn't even imagine the rubber banding and guardrail to guardrail changes requested. Not to mention how frustrating it is to create by committee...

Cryolith

Guaranteed that Snakeintheemptybottle would be one of the first people in tears.

R100GSPD

DEI?

DocMilsap

“Hahaha! Look at that high-waisted man, he got feminine hips!” -John Mulaney

ArkoneAxon

As I understand it, Inside Out 2 is doing really well at the box office. It sounds as if EVERY company in the film, television, gaming, or similar industries should take notes: Have your work regularly judged by your target audience during the production process.

Ialwayslookhungover

I bet teenage girls would say that guy is extremely insecure about how below average he is in every category. And also that his shoes probably clash with his shirt.

LondoMollari58

People who unironically use snowflake as a pejorative, are snowflakes.

Neednoggle

"We need some teenage dirtbags, baby!" - Pixar

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