Exactly what goes on in the minds of young children? It’s an age-old question that has puzzled parents and even the children themselves for the longest time, and it’s an area that Pixar is poised to explore with its emotion-driven animation, Inside Out.
Situated within the mind of an 11-year old girl named Riley, the studio’s latest effort will bring to life her primary emotions — namely Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger — and how they help her navigate through the trials and tribulations of growing older. And she’ll need it, after her family are forced to leave their Midwest home to head even further west when her father lands a new job in San Francisco, meaning Riley is forced to adapt to city life thick and fast.
It also boasts an impressive cast list, too, with the likes of Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, and Bill Hader on board as the volatile emotions who will no doubt have some growing up to do of their own alongside protagonist Riley.
Inside Out will let its emotions run rampant when Pixar’s latest opens in theaters on June 19, 2015.
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.