INSIDE OUT Will also Travel into the Minds of Riley’s Parents; Will Be Voiced by Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan

     December 8, 2014


Pixar’s Inside Out is getting a couple new voices in its head.  The upcoming movie centers on the anthropomorphized emotions—Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Anger (Lewis Black)—of 11-year-old girl Riley Anderson (Kaitlyn Dias), who must navigate a new school and new friends when her family moves to San Francisco.  When Joy gets fed up with Sadness, the two are catapulted to the recesses of Riley’s mind, and must find their way back as the young girl goes into emotional disarray.

But the emotional voices aren’t the only ones Riley will have to deal with.  Pixar has announced that Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan will be providing the voices of Riley’s parents, and moreover, we’ll also be going inside their minds as well.  Hit the jump for more.  Inside Out opens in 3D on June 19, 2015, and a new trailer debuts on Wednesday.

inside-out-diane-lane-kaitlyn-dias-kyle-maclachlanSpeaking about Riley’s parents, “These guys are the pillars on both sides,” director Pete Docter tells USA Today. “They are pivotal parts, knowing how joyful this kid Riley used to be and the young woman she’s changing into.”

Docter adds that the minds of the characters’ reflect their personality and position.  Riley’s mind is more free-form and comic, but her parents are more “rooted in reality and very truthful.”  Specifically, Dad’s mind is like missile defense site and all the emotions have mustaches while Mom’s mind has “emotions wearing her red glasses and who engage in civil discussion à la The View.”

What’s fascinating is how these emotions will ping-pong with what ultimately happens in the reality—the bridge between what is thought and what is uttered and performed.

“There’s our world which we’re conscientious of and looking at. So we’re driving, eating dinner, whatever. And inside our head there’s this whole rich internal dialogue and world no one else knows about,” says Docter. “This film gets you inside each character’s heads.”

He goes on to say, “We’re intercutting to show what’s going on inside each of their heads behind the scenes.  What seems like a simple family dinner is actually fraught with all sorts of emotional angst and drama.”

Inside Out continues to sound like one of the most fascinating films of 2015, and I hope that Wednesday’s trailer will give us a better idea of what we’re in for.


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