I attended a private screening of Inside Out movie and interviewed the cast. Inside Out will be released in theaters today, June 19th. Before you head out to theaters make sure you have the inside scoop and familiarize yourself with the movie cast and plot, the cast of characters, the emotions characteristics and FUN Facts. We’ll also provide our thoughts on the movie without spoiling the ending and give you insider tips for a better movie experience.
Inside Out Movie Plot And Cast
Inside Out was inspired by Peter Docter’s daughter Ellie. As she was growing up Docter was trying to figure out what she was thinking. She was high spirited and spunky little girl. Then suddenly in her tweens Ellie had become quiet and withdrawn and it made Docter wonder, ‘what’s going on in her head and why is she changing?’”
We can all related to a time in our youth and even in adulthood when life happens and our our emotions change. Inside Out gives us a look into the transformation, navigation and outcome of emotions.
Disney Pixar’s Inside Out movie takes us inside the mind of Riley, a twelve year old girl who is guided by her emotions – Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), Disgust (voiced by Mindy Kaling), Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Fear (voiced by Bill Hader) and Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. For additional details read Top Secrets From Inside Out Movie .
The Characteristics of Inside Out Emotions
Although there are over one million emotions we can go through in our lifetime as humans, Inside Out focuses on the five most important emotions and how they interact with each other to help Riley navigate through life changes:
Joy—bounces and glows (literally), overflowing with optimism—to tackle the ever-complicated task of raising Riley—metaphorically—along with four other emotions who contribute their own unique perspectives. Fear is in charge of safety, Anger ensures that all is fair Disgust prevents Riley from getting poisoned—both physically and socially. Sadness isn’t sure what her role is, and her efforts to get more involved in Riley’s life are not exactly welcomed by Joy. “Joy has been there the longest—Riley was born happy,” says Rivera. “But the cross-country move is really upsetting and Joy finds that she’s getting less and less time at the wheel, so to speak. She just can’t let Sadness mess up all the hard work she’s done over the years.”
The relationship between Joy and Sadness forms the root of the story, and when they’re inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind—Imagination Land the rest of the emotions must help her navigate life changes.
I get inspired by Disney’s ability to keep reinventing awesome! This movie is just awesome and unlike any other movie I have ever seen from Disney Pixar. Words can’t describe the emotions that I went thru when I watched the movie. It was a magical experience being transformed into the mind of a twelve year old. We got to know the emotions inside and out, in the mind of a twelve year old and also got to know a lot about our own emotions at the same time. Imagine being left without joy or sadness and only having anger, fear and disgust to get through your life? I’m sure we’ve all gone through this emotional roller coaster ourselves or are currently experiencing it with our strong willed children or just by navigating life changes.
The character that I identified the most with is Joy. I am always optimistic and even when I am sad I find a way to be positive and tackle life with an open heart like a ray of sunlight. After watching this movie you will a little emotional and find out how all the emotions play a role in life changes including your own. You’ll also want to buy a fast pass to get in front of the line to watch this movie over again and again.
The movie pays tribute to Walt Disney and Disney Pixar movies such as Toy Story, Married Life and Up. Pay very close attention and see if you can spot these FUN Facts in the scenes:
- PICTURE THIS – The background memories on shelves inside or outside of Headquarters are shots from the “Married Life” scene in “Up.” Can you picture this?
- ROAD TRIP – As Riley and her parents trek to San Francisco on their road trip, they come across birds on a telephone wire from production designer Ralph Eggleston’s 2000 short film “For the Birds.”
- GLOBAL DÉCOR – Does the globe in Riley’s room look familiar? The globe in the Riley’s classroom has been used in all the “Toy Story” films.
- FAMILIAR FASHION – One of Riley’s classmates is wearing a camo pattern made up of “Toy Story” characters.
- STUCK ON YOU – Some of the background city cars of San Francisco have bumper stickers from “Cars.”
- TECH SAVVY – Dad’s company, Brang, is a nonsense word intended to sound like a startup that would fit in in the San Francisco tech scene.
- SIGN HERE – A sign on a parking meter in San Francisco reads, “Quarters and Dollar Coins or Barter During Burning Man.”
- IT’S ALL ABOUT LOCATION – As a tribute to the Walt Disney Family Museum, the filmmakers set Riley’s hockey rink in the exact spot the museum is located in San Francisco.
Inside OUT Movie Insider Tips
Make sure to get there early so you don’t miss LAVA, the short film at the beginning of the movie. LAVA is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years. The volcano, Uku is inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes. The short film was created by Pixar Animation Studios, director James Ford Murphy and produced by Andrea Warren. Bring some tissue. Also, stay after the movie ends to enjoy some silly scenes that may or may not have been left out of the movie.
Inside Out Trailers
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Question: Are you going to see Inside Out? If you have seen the movie, what character do you identify with the most?