"Inside Out" follows an outgoing 11-year-old girl named Riley whose family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco just as she’s hitting the turbulent emotional waters of adolescence. (It’s surely no accident that Docter, a native Minnesotan, is the father of a teenage daughter).
Riley isn’t just the protagonist of “Inside Out,” she is also, as Docter explained, the setting. The other main characters are emotions who live inside Riley’s mind — Anger, a short red square with a necktie voiced by Lewis Black; Disgust, a querulous green sprite (Mindy Kaling); Fear, a thin-shouldered purple wimp (Bill Hader); Joy, a perky yellow fairy (Amy Poehler); and Sadness, a round blue mope with glasses (Phyllis Smith). The emotions govern Riley’s actions, store her memories and compete for control over “headquarters.”
"What always excites me is finding a story that can only be done in animation," Docter said at the panel. "It has to have an element of truth to it, though."
"Inside Out" opens June 19, 2015.
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