News / Utah / 
U. student's version of 'Inside Out' goes viral

Courtesy of Jordan Hanzon

U. student's version of 'Inside Out' goes viral

By Megan Marsden Christensen | Posted - Jan. 5, 2016 at 1:44 p.m.


1 photo

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE — Moviegoers enjoyed the heartwarming, hilarious characters housed inside Riley's head in Pixar's "Inside Out," but a University of Utah student decided to see what the film would look like without them.

Film student Jordan Hanzon was on Reddit when he noticed a thread that mentioned that it would be cool if someone edited Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear out of the flick.

Hanzon also thought it would be cool and took it upon himself to spend about three or four hours doing so Friday morning.

In his video "Inside Out: Outside Edition," viewers see all the scenes of just Riley and the other human characters, adding up to a total of just over 15 minutes.

Hanzon posted the link to his Vimeo project on the Reddit thread, and within just 4 days, it's been played more than 2.6 million times.

Inside Out: Outside Edition from Jordan Hanzon on Vimeo.

While he thinks his version feels kind of disjointed, since it's missing so much, he was surprised that it still stood as a story arc. He also thinks "Inside Out" is one of Pixar's greatest works.

"I think you can kind of tell that it's a great work if you can take out like 80 percent of it and it still stands as a fantastic film," Hanzon said.

Hanzon said it feels overwhelming to see his video go viral, but it feels good to see that people are enjoying it. He hopes to graduate from the University of Utah next spring and to edit films or commercials in the future.

Photos

Megan Marsden Christensen

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast