Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Cast Includes Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling and More
Following presentations for Disney-Pixar properties ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ the upcoming ‘Monster’s University’ short film, ‘Party Central,’ and ‘Finding Dory,’ this year’s D23 Expo brought out director Peter Doctor and producer Jonas Riviera to introduce their upcoming project, ‘Inside Out.’
The animated film centers around the character of Riley, a young girl who moves to San Francisco with her family and finds that the transition is a little more jarring than expected. Residing inside Riley are her emotions, Anger, Disgust, Fear, Joy and Sadness, who’ve been announced to be voiced by Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler and Phyllis Smith, respectively. “I think I was miscast. I think I should be playing Anger,” said Smith.
Here’s your first look at the emotions. (From L to R: Fear, Sadness, Joy, Disgust, Anger)
The emotions work in Headquarters, which is essentially the emotions center of the brain, working to guide Riley through her life. Memories are produced here, stored and recalled whenever Riley needs them. However, things go awry after Joy and Sadness are thrown far into the outskirts of the mind, leaving only Anger, Fear and Disgust to man Riley’s emotions, leaving her as this big ball of unpleasantness.
In true Pixar style, many of the environments will be visceral, including many of the places encountered by the characters in these “outland”-type places. For one, Imaginationland, where any daydream or flight of fancy is created, pretty much looks like a Disney theme park, joked Doctor. Oh, and all the areas of the brain are connected by the “Train of Thought.” Gotta love it.
‘Inside Out’ is currently set for release on June 19, 2015.