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Inside Out (I) (2015)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  19 June 2015 (USA)
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After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joy (voice)
Sadness (voice)
Bing Bong (voice)
Fear (voice)
Anger (voice)
Disgust (voice)
Riley (voice)
Mom (voice)
Dad (voice)
Forgetter Paula (voice)
Forgetter Bobby (voice)
Dream Director / Mom's Anger / Additional Voices (voice)
Subconscious Guard Frank (voice)
Subconscious Guard Dave (voice)
Jangles (voice)


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, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. 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. Written by Pixar

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 June 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside the Mind  »

Box Office


$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$90,440,272 (USA) (19 June 2015)


$356,285,830 (USA) (20 November 2015)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Colette Tatou, a character from Pixar's film Ratatouille (2007), appears on a magazine cover. See more »


Sadness reads the mind manuals, indicating evidence that she knows how to read. However, later when Bing Bong misreads a sign that says "Danger" as "Shortcut," Sadness doesn't point out that the sign says "Danger" when she tries to convince Joy to go around instead, which she should have been able to do, since she knows how to read. See more »


[first lines]
Joy: Do you ever look at someone and wonder, "What is going on inside their head?" Well, I know. Okay, I know Riley's head.
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Crazy Credits

The movie's title appears during the scene where the Andersens are driving to San Fransisco, just as they are exiting the tunnel; giving a subtle reference to "Inside Out". See more »


Exotico Speedo
Written by Laurent Lombard
Courtesy of APM Music
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User Reviews

Best Pixar Since Toy Story
26 June 2015 | by (Panama City, Florida, United States) – See all my reviews

After some ho-hum years and too many sequels, Pixar is back and better than ever with Inside Out, a boldly unique animated film that renews our faith in what a giant studio can do with an original concept. Docter combines the strengths of his two Pixar masterworks here: the endless inventiveness of Monster's Inc. and the poignant strength of Up. A truly fantastic mixture of fantasy-adventure-comedy and small-family-drama, it's a genius work of conception, execution and emotion that will go down in the annals of Disney animation as an instant and enduring classic. It follows Joy, the leading-emotion of an 11-year-old girl, as she tries to navigate a big change in her young life. Much like Toy Story 3, we're shown the inherent difficulties of growing up through a fresh viewpoint, learning what makes you "you". It's a convoluted idea that's nearly impossible to explain, and yet Pixar nails it, perfectly shifting between its parallel universes with ease. The humor throughout will undoubtedly have kids and adults in equal stitches, with fantastic turns from everyone, notably Poehler, Smith, Black, and Kind. However, this film's high-point may be the multiple emotional gut-punches that will reduce parents to tears. That fearlessness to be gloomy is basically the thesis of the film: true joy comes when every emotion is allowed to be recognized and dealt with healthfully. It's quite a psychologically complex stance to take for a film that manages to be so kid-friendly. This wonderful balancing act helps make Inside Out worthy of the "M" word (masterpiece) and gives it the distinction of being Pixar's best since the unparalleled Toy Story.

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