Throughout the course of its prestigious, animated history, Pixar has covered a range of emotions through varied environments, whether it’s the toy box of a young boy’s bedroom or the awe-inspiring coral reefs beneath the sea. For the company’s latest effort though, it’s aiming to personify some of these feelings for Inside Out, which will flesh out the hidden voices that control and influence our everyday actions.
Orbiting around a young girl named Riley, Pixar’s upcoming animation is very much a coming-of-age story, and the five key players hoping to make this journey into adulthood as easy as possible are Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. As the footage released thus far attests, though, that journey will be anything but straightforward, with the emotions wrestling familial issues — and indeed each other — as the story unfolds.
What really lends Inside Out a sense of personality is its impressive voice cast, with the aforementioned quintet being brought to life by the likes of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling and Phyllis Smith.
Pixar will play with your unseen emotions when Inside Out arrives in theaters on June 19. To read our own early impressions of the studio’s latest animation, be sure to check out our extensive preview about the production and the secrets behind the pixels.
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.