Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film was directed and co-written by Pete Docter, co-directed and co-written by Ronnie del Carmen and produced by Jonas Rivera, with music composed byMichael Giacchino. The film is set in the mind of a young girl named Riley Andersen (Kaitlyn Dias), where five personified emotions — Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling) — try to lead her through life as her parents (Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan) move the family from Minnesota to San Francisco and she has to adjust to her new life. Source: Wikipedia.
The Emotions are the main characters of the 2015Disney/Pixar film Inside Out. The Emotions (Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust) are in charge of running the mind of the person or animal they inhabit. Each Emotion is created at a different moment, usually early in someone’s life. They seem to appear from nowhere. Each person has a central Emotion that acts as the unofficial leader of the group. The central Emotion is usually positioned in the center of the group, and controls most of the person’s actions. The Emotions reside in the mind of each person and they live and work in Emotions’ Headquarters.
That’s Anger. He cares very deeply about things being fair. — Joy, opening narration
Anger is an avid reader of The Mind Reader, a newspaper which he seems to have the ability to generate instantly as relevant events happen in Riley’s life. He also has a tendency to advocate for the use of the only curse word Riley knows, and is the Emotion that reacts the most to the TripleDent Gum commercial. During Riley’s childhood, Anger stayed fairly in check as Joy was Riley’s dominant emotion. When Riley turns 11 and her family moves to San Francisco, however, the Emotions are confused by the new situation. All of a sudden, Anger, along with Fear and Disgust, is much more present and generates much more memories.
Lewis Black describes Anger as follows: “He’s angry. He knows the group is well-meaning and they try hard, but they don’t get how things should work as well as he does. So he has to stay on top of everything, and the only way he knows how to get their attention, keep it, and make sure they get things done right is by getting angry. He is comfortable with his anger. It makes him happy. But when pushed too far, the top of his head bursts into flames.”
Anger’s Official Bio: “Anger feels very passionately about making sure things are fair for Riley. He has a fiery spirit and tends to explode (literally) when things don’t go as planned. He is quick to overreact and has little patience for life’s imperfections.”
This is Disgust. She basically keeps Riley from being poisoned — physically and socially. — Joy, opening narration
Like the other Emotions, Disgust remained fairly infrequent during Riley’s childhood as Joy prevailed. Despite having strong opinions of her own, she trusts Joy to know what to do for Riley, just like the other Emotions. But when Riley’s family moves to San Francisco, they enter an unfamiliar world and Disgust, along with Fear and Anger, is suddenly much more present in Riley’s life. She criticizes the bad shape of their new house, the smell, the dirt, the presence of a dead mouse, and the misery of their situation.
Like the other Emotions, Disgust remained fairly infrequent during Riley’s childhood as Joy prevailed. Despite having strong opinions of her own, she trusts Joy to know what to do for Riley, just like the other Emotions.
Mindy Kaling describes her as follows: “Disgust is very protective of Riley. She has high expectations for everyone around her and isn’t very patient. Disgust is also very put-together because appearances matter to her.”
Disgust Official Bio: “Disgust is highly opinionated, extremely honest and prevents Riley from getting poisoned — both physically and socially. She keeps a careful eye on the people, places and things that Riley comes into contact with — whether that’s broccoli or last year’s fashion trend. Disgust always has the best of intentions and refuses to lower her standards.”
That’s Fear. He’s really good at keeping Riley safe. — Joy, opening narration
Fear is always the most prepared, ready to make lists of everything that could possibly go wrong. He often represents the voice of caution, though he is prone to overreact. Like the other Emotions, Fear took the backseat during Riley’s childhood as Joy prevailed in her life. He was the closest to being Joy’s second-in-command.
After Riley’s move to San Francisco, all the Emotions are confused and Fear is suddenly more present in Riley’s life. After Joy, Sadness and all the core memories are sucked out of Headquarters, he remains one of the only Emotions at the commands along with Anger and Disgust. His goal becomes to avoid things from going haywire or changing in any way.
Fear Official Bio: “Fear’s main job is to protect Riley and keep her safe. He is constantly on the lookout for potential disasters, and spends time evaluating the possible dangers, pitfalls and risk involved in Riley’s everyday activities. There are very few activities and events that Fear does not find to be dangerous and possibly fatal.”
Joy would know what to do. — Disgust
When Riley is born, Joy is the first Emotion to materialize inside her mind. Joy finds contentment in this moment, whereas she was alone with Riley. However, starting just 33 seconds after her is Sadness, and from then on, other Emotions materialize. Nevertheless, Joy remains Riley’s main Emotion, making almost all of Riley’s memories joyful, including the five core memories that power the Islands of Personality. It is a time composed of “perfect days” for Joy. Joy eventually recognizes a function to each of the other Emotions, with the exception of Sadness, of whom she finds does not do any good for Riley. Because of this, she often distracts Sadness to get her away from the controls.
Amy Poehler describes her as follows: “Joy is the engine. She keeps everyone moving and happy. She represents the parts of Riley that are starting to change and become more complicated, and she is reluctant to let that change happen. She may be the most positive, but in many ways, she is the least flexible.”
Joy Official Bio: “Joy’s goal has always been to make sure Riley stays happy. She is lighthearted, optimistic and determined to find the fun in every situation. Joy sees challenges in Riley’s life as opportunities, and the less happy moments as hiccups on the way back to something great. As long as Riley is happy, so is Joy.”
Crying helps me slow down and obsess over the weight of life’s problems. — Sadness
Sadness was the second Emotion to take hold in Riley’s mind, appearing 33 seconds after Joy. Afterwards, she tended to be more on the wayside than the other Emotions, both because Joy does not see any use to her and because she is not very confident herself. She often ends up reading mind manuals, a practice in which she is encouraged by Joy. On the upside, her readings confer her a superior knowledge of the mind world outside Headquarters.
According to an interview with Phyllis Smith, Sadness is the voice of reason: when Joy has an idea, she’ll try and drag her down. She appears to be depressive most of the time, but there are a few instances where she is seen smiling.
Sadness Official Bio: “None of the other Emotions really understand what Sadness’s role is. Sadness would love to be more optimistic and helpful in keeping Riley happy, but she finds it so hard to be positive. Sometimes it seems like the best thing to do is just lie on the floor and have a good cry.”