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Directed byPete Docter
Ronnie del Carmen (Co-Director)
Produced byJonas Rivera
Music byMichael Giacchino[1]
Release dateJune 19, 2015
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Inside Out will be Pixar's fifteenth feature film. It is directed by Pete Docter, and co-directed by Ronnie del Carmen, with Jonas Rivera as producer. It will be released on June 19, 2015.

Movie Title

When first announced at the 2011 D23 Expo, the film was presented under the working title of "The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside The Mind". In December 2012, Bleeding Cool published an article stating the name of Pete Docter's next film would be The Inside Out.[2] Then on February 8, 2013, reported that the film’s title would be Inside Out.[3] Disney/Pixar officially announced the title on Twitter on April 17, 2013 during Cinema Con.[4]



From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all - inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley.

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job 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 live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

At D23 Expo 2013, it was stated that the story is about Riley, the once happy-go-lucky pre-teen is uprooted from her pleasant life in Minnesota and thrust into a new, unwelcome existence in San Francisco, where she has to find new friends. That’s when the emotions take over, much to the chagrin of her baffled parents. Anger, Disgust, Fear, Sadness and Joy spar, collaborate, and miscommunicate with one another in an attempt to keep her functioning,[5]

Voice Cast


There is good information that Michael Arndt is working on the script.[7]

Pixar first revealed the following information on the upcoming film at D23 Expo 2011: "From director Pete Docter comes an inventive new film that explores a world that everyone knows, but no one has seen: inside the human mind."[8]

In an interview with Charlie Rose in early December 2011, John Lasseter indicated for the first time the film takes place in a girl's mind, and is about her emotions as characters. In June 2012, he made a similar statement to Bleeding Cool, and gave further details:

Pete [Docter] has this way of constantly trying to figure out something that we’re all familiar with in some way… he’s constantly looking for these kinds of things. You look at people oftentimes and they do something to make you go “What are they thinking?” or it’s like how a song gets stuck in your head and you just can’t get it out. Little quirky thing like this that we all do. Certain emotions just seem to take us over, anger or happiness, where you start giggling and laughing and you can’t stop. He thought “I want to take a look at that, explain that.” His idea is that the emotions of this little girl are the characters and it takes place in the head of this little girl, and shows how they control things that go on. It’s very, very clever and it’s truly unlike anything you’ve ever seen, yet it explains things you’ve seen.

At the 2013 Siggraph convention, Pete Docter said the story was "one of the most challenging I've ever had to put together", because the film has to tell simultaneously what is happening to Riley and what is happening inside her mind.[9]

He indicated "the characters are created with this energy because we are trying to represent what emotions would look like. They are made up of particles that actually move. Instead of being skin and solid, it is a massive collection of energy."[9]

Attached Short Film

Pixar's short film Lava will be attached to Inside Out.



  1. Michael Giacchino to Score Inside Out - Video Interview
  2. The Next Film From The Director Of Up And Monsters Inc. Is Called The Inside Out – At Least For Now
  3. Confirmed: Pete Docter's Next Pixar Film Called Inside Out
  4. Twitter
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Pixar preview: Casts announced for 'Finding Dory,' 'The Good Dinosaur,' 'Inside Out' at Disney's D23
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 D23 Expo: Pixar Animation Studios News Roundup
  7. Big Screen Animation
  8. BREAKING NEWS: Pixar announces two new movies
  9. 9.0 9.1 Siggraph: Pixar’s Pete Docter Reveals the Challenges of His Next Film 'Inside Out'

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