Here’s what we know so far: The film’s five main characters will each be emotions. Fear will be voiced by Bill Hader, Anger by Lewis Black, Joy by Amy Poehler, Disgust by Mindy Kaling and Sadness by Phyllis Smith. The idea is that these characters “control” the mind of a young girl, Riley, guiding her through everyday life:
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.
Though a number of these emotions are negative — as befits the mind state of a young person faced with a big move — the comedian-centric cast indicates there should be plenty of laughs.
Director Pete Docter (who penned “Toy Story” and nabbed an Oscar for “Up”) is at the helm. “Inside Out” is slated for a June 19, 2015 release. It will be the first of two Pixar films to land next year: “The Good Dinosaur” will arrive on November 25.