Leave a Comment

What goes on inside your head during your first day at a new school? Pixar’s Inside Out answers that question with a brand new clip from the film. Your emotions are likely running wild in trying to prepare for what’s in store, whether that’s pondering any and all catastrophic events that could occur, planning a slammin’ outfit to impress classmates, and just staying positive. Watch the latest footage below.

Inside Out is directed by Pete Docter of Up and Monsters Inc., and it attempts to show a world that’s both familiar but never before seen: inside your own mind. Riley is a young girl who moved from her home in Minnesota to San Francisco, and that means going to a new school. But this isn’t really about Riley, it’s about the emotions living inside her head.

Seen in the new Inside Out clip, released by Pixar, are Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Anger (Lewis Black) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The first three are running around like crazy, making sure that Riley’s first day goes as smoothly as possible. As for the other two, Anger and Sadness, the former is busy reading his paper and unloading the daydreams, and the latter has been confined to a tight circle. After all, Joy can’t let Riley be thinking sad thoughts on her big day. 

We recently took a trip to Pixar, where we found out how the animation studio put this picture together and screened an hour’s worth of footage. This particular clip from the film is a reflection of all its strongest elements: the emotions themselves are lively and hilarious, while remaining well-rounded and relatable characters. In addition, Pixar tried to up the ante with the animation. If you look closely, you can see how the skin of the emotions shimmers like champagne. As the production designer, Ralph Egerton, told us, the team calls this details "effervescence." 

The rest of Inside Out explores the far corners of Riley’s mind, and this clip shows the calm before the storm. Joy does all she can to make sure Sadness doesn’t mess with Riley’s emotional state, but she can’t keep an eye on her all the time. Sadness develops a need to touch all of the glowing memory orbs, but doing so will force Riley to look back on them with sad memories, and Joy can’t have that. During a scuffle at headquarters, from where the emotions steer the ship that is Riley’s emotional state, Joy and Sadness make a mistake and the two are sucked out and thrown into the wilderness of the mind. Now they have to make it back before things go from bad to worse. 

Inside Out hits theaters on June 19. As expected from a Pixar movie, you won't want to miss it.