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Inside Out (2015). "Crying helps me slow down and obsess over the weight of life's problems."

Listen to this week's episode "Inside Out" (2015). Emotions are complicated and we all have them. We watch them grow even more complicated as you age. I guess that's life. Why are you reading a blurb for a podcast anyhow? Your bored emotion just showed up.


Storyline :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.

Directors: Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen

Writers: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen and Meg LeFauve

Stars: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black and Bill Hader

Awards: 101 Wins & 116 Nominations - good lord thats a lot of awards...

Film Budget: $175,000,000 (estimated)

Gross Worldwide: $858,848,019


In true Pixar fashion not so much "songs" in this movie but more so a score.


The voices inside your head want you to know about this...

  1. According to director Pete Docter, each emotion is based on a shape: Joy is based on a star, Sadness is a teardrop, Anger is a fire brick, Fear is a raw nerve, and Disgust is broccoli. He noted that he likes broccoli very much, however.

  2. When Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera pitched the film to Mindy Kaling, she was moved to tears and said, "I think it's great that you guys are making a film that shows it's difficult to grow up and that it's okay to be sad about it." According to Pete Docter, they exclaimed, "Quick! Write that down!"

  3. "Yeast of Edin" is based on a bakery located near Pixar Studios. It only serves one kind of pizza each day, and broccoli is one of the toppings.

  4. Psychologists and other experts were consulted so the writers could make the way Riley's mind works scientifically accurate. For example, it is believed that short-term memories made during the day are converted into long-term memories during sleep, which is what happens in Riley's mind.

  5. PIXAR invited Paul Ekman, an American psychologist who is a pioneer in the study of emotions and their relation to facial expressions, to brief the crew on the nature of emotions.


This feature film as well as some of the Inside Out shorts can be found right here on Disney+

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