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Inner Workings (2016)

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The heart and mind of an office worker clash over sticking to a safe routine of work and daring to try new experiences in life to enjoy.

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Leonardo Matsuda (as Leo Matsuda)

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Leonardo Matsuda (as Leo Matsuda)
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Tucker Gilmore Tucker Gilmore ... Paul / Surfer Dude / Radio Host
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Raymond S. Persi ... Stomach / Monk
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The heart and mind of an office worker clash over sticking to a safe routine of work and daring to try new experiences in life to enjoy.

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23 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Played theatrically as well on the blu-ray release of Disney's Moana (2016). See more »

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Lacks the emotional depth of a lot of Disney's best short films.
30 November 2016 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'INNER WORKINGS': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

The new Disney animated short film, which debuted in theaters before the Disney animated feature 'MOANA'. The short is hand-drawn and computer-animated, and it runs approximately 7 minutes long. It tells the story of a responsible conservative man, who's body parts revolt against his brain; in an attempt to lead a more fun and passionate-filled life. The short was written and directed by Leonardo Matsuda, a former story artist (for Disney animated feature films like 'ZOOTOPIA', 'BIG HERO 6' and 'WRECK-IT RALPH'); he also directed the 2008 animated short film 'PREKISSTORIC TIMES'. The short stars the voice talent of animated filmmaker (and experienced animated voice actor), Raymond S. Persi. I found it to be a great concept for a film (it's quite similar to that of 'INSIDE OUT'), but it lacks the emotional depth of a lot of Disney's best short films. Still it is quite amusing, charming and kids should like it. I expected a little more but I definitely can't complain too much. I doubt it will be up for an Oscar next year though.

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