First Look: Pixar's 'Inside Out' Reveals the Girl Outside of the Mind

August 27, 2014

Inside Out

So far, we've only seen a brief glimpse of Pixar Animation's forthcoming movie Inside Out. The film follows a little girl named Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job all the way 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 are the only first look we've gotten at the 2015 release from Pixar, and they're a big part of the movie as they live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. Now we finally have the first image of Riley in the film as well, though we're still not sure who is voicing her.

The below images are screencaps of a video (via SlashFilm and Pixar Times) that is only able to be viewed through the Disney Anywhere app (or the website right here), a relatively new online service that acts as a digital locker for its films. The brief behind-the-scenes footage comes in the second half of a video that focuses on Monsters University, so it's a bit hard to find if you just go looking for it. But when you get to watch it (you have to create a Disney account), the quick featurette on the film is pretty cool. Here's the first image of Riley in Pixar Animation's Inside Out from the brief new Disney Anywhere video featurette:

Inside Out

Inside Out

As you can see in the second image above, the rest of the emotions are roasting marshmallows on Anger's head, which is part of a "completely cartoon" style that Pixar hasn't really attempted before. Director Pete Docter says they wanted to go for something a little more abstract. And with a focus on these emotions inside Riley's mind, that's finally possible. Docter adds, "We learned by obsessively watching Hollywood cartoons growing up, over and over again,”  while producer Jonas Rivera added, “We really wanted to push, and caricature, and squash, and stretch, and go back to some of those principles that got us loving animation.” That certainly sounds like this year-long absence of a feature film from Pixar will be worth the wait when Inside Out finally arrives in theaters on June 19th, 2015.

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This looks great, and I sure Pixar will knock it out of the park, but....wasn't there a terrible short-lived 90's sitcom with a similar premise?

TheOct8pus on Aug 27, 2014


Herman's Head...that's the name of the show

TheOct8pus on Aug 27, 2014


Pixar has been in a rut recently...hopefully this get them back on track.

Xerxexx on Aug 27, 2014


it's about the story and interactions between characters. The last few weren't that good, but still good to watch when you are 10...

Avi on Aug 27, 2014


Following Pixar's track record for the last few years (between some mediocrity and sequels; which isn't to completely disregard either) I have high hopes for this movie to be a return to form in terms of their initial ambition of creating highly original animated films. But, the emotions characters aren't really doing anything for me. I'm all for abstract but there isn't anything unique or Pixar-esque about them in the given pic. I'd just as soon figure it was from any other studio. But it's not a lot to go on yet, wouldn't be fair to judge it till a bit more is released...

Whatintheduece on Aug 27, 2014


I can't help but relate that face to Elly from UP.

DAVIDPD on Aug 27, 2014


The concept for this is lovely and will definitely return to form for Pixar Animation.

DAVIDPD on Aug 27, 2014


So where does Riley fit into the Pixar theory universe?

BJ Orbase on Aug 28, 2014


Immediate first thought is... this is "herman's head" with a little girl, no Lust, and presented as a CGI cartooon...

R.R.3 on Aug 29, 2014

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