Inside Out (2015 film)

2015 animated film directed by Pete Docter

Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by veteran Pete Docter, the film is set in the mind of a young girl, Riley Anderson, where five emotions—Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear, and Sadness—try to lead her through life as she moves with her family to a new city. The film was co-directed by Ronnie del Carmen, and produced by Jonas Rivera with music composed by Michael Giacchino.

Do you ever look at someone and wonder, what is going on inside their head?

After premiering at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in May, Inside Out was released on June 19, 2015 in North America.

Meet the little voices inside your head.(taglines)

Riley Andersen

  • [on her first day at her new school] My name is Riley Andersen, I'm from Minnesota and now I live here.
  • What is your problem?! Just leave me alone!
  • Just SHUT UP! [Dad's Anger: FIRE!]
  • I know you don't want me to, but...I miss home. I miss Minnesota. You need me to be happy, but...I want my old friends and my hockey team. I want to go home.
  • [from the trailer] Come on, group hug! You too, Anger! [Anger: Don't touch me.]
  • [dancing] I'm doing the happy dance, I'm not wearing any pants!
  • [first lines] Do you ever look at someone and wonder, "what is going on inside their head?" Well, I know. I know Riley's head.
  • [narrating] It was amazing! Just Riley and me, forever. [Baby Riley cries] ...Er, for 30 seconds.
  • [looking at a broccoli about to be fed to Little Riley; confused] Hmm. This looks new.
  • [narrating] These are Riley's memories, and they're mostly happy if you notice. Not to brag.
  • And each core memory powers a different aspect of Riley's personality. Like Hockey Island! Goofball Island is my personal favorite. Yep, Goofball is the best.
  • [to Sadness, after stopping her from touching one of the core memories] Sadness, you nearly touched a core memory, and when you touch them, we can't change them back!
  • First day of school! Very, very exciting!
  • [to Sadness] Atta girl!
  • [to the other emotions] All right everyone, fresh start! We're gonna have a good day, which will turn into a good week, which will turn into a good year, which will turn into a good life!
  • [laughing, about Riley's teacher] She's hilarious! [turns a control]
  • [to Sadness] Think positive!
  • [when trying to get out of The Dump, Joy looks at the blue Core Memory and looks at a forgotten memory] Do you remember how she used to stick her tongue out when she was coloring? [picks another forgotten memory up and looks at it] I could listen to her stories all day. [picks up a third one] I just wanted Riley to be happy... And now... [holding the three forgotten memories and the blue Core Memory, she breaks down into tears]
  • Sadness...Mom and Dad...the team. They came to help...because of Sadness.
  • I'll try, Bing-Bong. I promise.
  • [looking over the Memory Dump she's about to fall toward, confused and shamed] This is crazy, this is crazy...No, Joy, be positive...I am POSITIVE this is crazy!


  • Remember the funny movie where the dog dies?
  • And we get all cold, shivery and... [starts wailing] ...everything just starts feeling droopy! [starts slim down all time]
  • Crying helps me slow down and obsess over the weight of life's problems.
  • [after Friendship Island falls apart] Goodbye Friendship! Hello Loneliness!
  • I'm too sad to walk.
  • Okay. I'm positive you will get lost in there.
  • Aww. Is it all gonna be so interactive?
  • It was the day the Prairie Dogs lost the big playoff game. Riley missed the winning shot. She felt awful. She wanted to quit.
  • Just let me go! Riley's better off without me!
  • [wailing] I only make things worse!
  • [freaked out] JOY!!
  • I like Tragic Vampire Romance Island.
  • Oh, we're in a Sadness Spiral!
  • The monkey back!
  • Anger!


  • Okay, caution, there is a dangerous smell, people.
  • When I'm through, Riley will look so good, the other kids will look at their own outfits and barf.
  • Mom and Dad with us in public? No, thank you!
  • Riley's acting so weird. Why is she acting so weird?
  • Joy would know what to do.
  • [after Riley quits hockey] On a scale of 1 to 10, I give this day an "F".
  • [to Fear] Emotions can't quit, genius!
  • [to Anger] I'd tell you, but you're too dumb to understand. Of course your tiny brain is confused! Guess I'll just have to dumb it down to your level. Sorry I don't speak moron as well as you, but let me try. Duh!
  • Fashion Island? [gasps] Everyone shut up.
  • [sees a button that says 'Puberty' on the new console] Wait guys, what's 'poo-berty?'


  • [from trailer] Don't touch me.
  • Wait, did he just say we couldn't have dessert? So that's how you want to play it, old man? No dessert?! Oh sure, we'll eat our dinner, right after YOU EAT THIS!
  • Congratulations, San Francisco! You've ruined pizza! First the Hawaiians, and now you!
  • The Mom Bad News Train is pulling in! Toot-toot!
  • [after Joy and Sadness are accidentally sent to Long-Term Memory] Can I say that curse word now?
  • What did you expect? All the islands are down!
  • Oh, I'll show you attitude, old man!
  • You want a piece of this, Pops?! Come and get it!
  • You like to read minds, Meg?! I’ve got something for you to read, right here!
  • Time to take action.
  • Oh, hey, let's sleep on it, cause I'm sure jolly, fun-filled times are just around the corner.
  • What have we done?


  • Aah! Look out!
  • That's it! Until she gets back, we should do what Joy would do!
  • Oh, Joy. Where are you?
  • Oh, I wish Joy was here!
  • [from trailer] No, nononono. Breathe-
  • Boo! Pick a plotline!
  • Oh, no. We're cryin' at school!?
  • Guys, we can't make Riley feel anything.

Bing Bong

  • [as he turns abstract with Joy and Sadness] MY FACE! MY BEAUTIFUL FACE!
  • [turned two-dimensional] Depth! I'm lacking depth!
  • [as he deconstructs] I can't feel my legs! [grabs his legs] Oh, there they are.
  • [greets Joy and Sadness to Imagination Land] Welcome to Imagination Land!
  • There's French Fry Forest!
  • Everyone's a winner! I win first place!
  • [sadly, about Riley] We were best friends.
  • [to Joy, as she is trying to get out of the Memory Dump] DON'T YA GET IT, JOY?! WE'RE STUCK DOWN HERE! WE'RE FORGOTTEN!
  • [to Joy, last line] Take her to the moon for me. Okay? [fades away]

His song

Who's your friend who likes to play?
Bing Bong, Bing Bong!
His rocket makes you yell, "Hooray!"
Bing Bong, Bing Bong!
Who's the best in every way, and wants to sing this song to say?
Bing Bong, Bing Bong!


Joy [narrating]: And that was just the beginning. Headquarters only got more crowded from there.

[Little Riley is seated at the table with her parents. Her dad is about to give her broccoli]
Bill: Here we go, all right, open.
Joy: Hm, this looks new.
Fear: Think it's safe?
Sadness: What is it?
Bill: Aah... [inches the broccoli towards Riley]
Disgust: [enters the screen] Okay, caution! There is a dangerous smell, people. [notices the broccoli] Hold on, what is that?
Joy [narrating]: This is Disgust. She basically keeps Riley from being poisoned, physically and socially.
Disgust: That is not brightly colored or shaped like a dinosaur. Hold on, guys...It's BROCCOLI! [gags and presses a button]
Little Riley: Yucky! [flips the bowl of broccoli, getting some on her dad's face, and adding a disgusting memory]
Disgust: [proudly] Well, I just saved our lives. [the other three sigh in relief] Yeah, you're welcome.
Bill: Riley, if you don't eat your dinner, you're not going to get any dessert.
Anger: [looks up from his newspaper titled "The Mind Reader", the headlines saying "NO DESSERT!"] Wait, did he just say we couldn't have dessert? [puts the paper down and begins stomping towards the console]
Joy [narrating]: That's Anger. He... cares very deeply about things being fair.
Anger: So that's how you want to play it, old man?! No dessert!? [the top of his head begins to glow with embers] Oh sure, we'll eat our dinner, right after YOU EAT THIS! [pushes a couple levers and screams while his head erupts like Hades from Hercules, making Little Riley scream in rage and throw a tantrum and adding an angrily memory]
Bill: Riley, Riley! Here comes an airplane! [imitates airplane, bringing the broccoli closer to her as she calms down]
Anger: AAAAH...!! [instantly calms down] Oh, airplane. We've got an airplane, everybody.
Emotions: Oooooohh... [they all gather around and watch the "airplane", and Riley happily eats it, adding a happy memory]
Joy: And you met Sadness. She...Well she...[The screen shows Riley bawling like mad over different situations: ripping her teddy bear, dropping her ice cream on the floor, being dragged out of the store and being forced to go home]

Joy [narrating]: And that's it. We love our girl. She's got great friends and a great house...things couldn't be better. After all, Riley's 11 now. What could happen? [Cuts outside to the house; a SOLD sign is implanted into the ground] What?
Anger, Fear, Sadness and Disgust: AAAAH! [moving truck shuts] AAAAH! [truck drives away]
Joy: Okay, not what I had in mind.
Anger, Fear, Sadness and Disgust: AAAAAHHH!!

[Riley and her parents are playing in their new house when Riley's Dad's cellphone suddenly rings]
Bill: Ah, sorry. Hold on. [puts down Riley and Jill and answers his cellphone] Hello?
Joy: [disappointed] Wait, what?
Bill: You're kidding. Ah, stall for me. I'll be right there. The investors were suppose to show up on Thursday, not today! [to Jill] I gotta go.
Jill: It's okay. We get it.
Bill: You're the best. Thanks, hon. [briefly kisses her and waves good-bye to Riley] See you, sweetie. [walks out the door, leaving Riley visibly upset]
Fear: Dad just... left us.
Sadness: Oh, he doesn't love us anymore. That's sad. I-I should drive, right? [reaches to touch the console, but Joy suddenly stops her with her arm; the other emotions (including Sadness) look at her in shock, much to Fear's own] Joy, what are you doing?
Joy: [nervously] Uh, just give me one second. You know what I realized? [grabs a recent happy memory and puts it on the projector] Riley hasn't had lunch! Remember?
[The memory of Riley seeing a pizza parlor earlier plays in her mind]
Riley: [brightening herself up] Hey, I saw a pizza place down the street. Maybe we could try that.
Jill: Pizza sounds delicious!
Fear: Pizza!
Disgust: Yes, pizza!
[Riley and Jill go to the pizza parlor and Jill holds out her credit card to the cashier - only to find that they're only serving broccoli-topped pizza]
Fear: What the heck is that?!?!
Joy: Who puts broccoli on pizza?!
Disgust: That's it. I'm done. [walks off, leaving Joy, Sadness, Anger and Fear]
Anger: [sarcastically] Congratulations, San Francisco! You've ruined pizza! First the Hawaiians, and now you!
Jill: What kind of a pizza place only serves one kind of pizza? Must be a San Francisco thing, huh? Still, it's not bad as that soup. At that diner in Nebraska.
Riley: Oh, yeah. The spoon stood up in the soup by itself.

Joy: Hello! Did I wake you?
Anger: Do you have to play that?
Joy: Well, I have to practice. And I don't think of it as playing so much as hugging. Okay! First day of school! Very, very exciting! I was up late last night figuring out a new plan. Here it is! Fear! [Fear gasps] I need a list of all the possible negative outcomes on the first day at a new school.
Fear: Way ahead of you there. [to the other emotions] Does anyone know how to spell 'meteor'?
Joy: Disgust, make sure Riley stands out today. But also blends in.
Disgust: [confidently] When I'm through, Riley will look so good, the other kids will look at their own outfits and barf.
Joy: [talking to herself] "Joy." "Yes, Joy?" "You'll be in charge of the console, keeping Riley happy all day long. And may I add I love your dress. It's adorable." "Oh, this old thing? Thank you so much. I love the way it twirls." [runs up to the window and waves at the Train of Thought as it passes through, in normal voice again] Train of Thought! Right on schedule! Anger, unload the daydreams. I ordered extra in case things get slow in class.
Anger: Might come in handy, if this new school is full of boring, useless classes. Which it probably will be.
Joy: Oh, Sadness! I have a super important job just for you.
Sadness: [hopefully] Really?
Joy: Mmm-hmm. Follow me. [leads Sadness to the Mind Manual shelf and starts to draw a circle around her feet]
Sadness: What are you doing?
Joy: [finishes up] And...there! Perfect! This is the Circle of Sadness. Your job is to make sure that all the sadness stays inside of it.
Sadness: want me to just stand here?
Joy: Hey, it's not my place to tell you how you do your job. [closeup of Sadness's feet. Joy pushes Sadness's leg inside of the circle] Just make sure that all the sadness stays in the circle. See? You're a pro at this. Isn't this fun?
Sadness: No.
Joy: That-a-girl! All right, everyone, fresh start!

[Joy and Sadness accidentally get sent to Long-Term Memory, much to Joy's chagrin]
Joy: Oh, Sadness, we don't have time for this. We'll just have to go around. Take the scenic route.
Sadness: Wait, Joy, you could get lost in there!
Joy: Think positive!
Sadness: Okay. I'm positive you will get lost in there! That's Long-Term Memory. An endless warren of corridors and shelves. I read about it in the manuals.
Joy: The manuals? [it dawns on her] The manuals! You read the manuals!
Sadness: Yeah.
Joy: So you know the way back to Headquarters!
Sadness: I-I guess.
Joy: [does a happy little dance and giggles excitedly] You are my map. Let's go, lead on, my map! Show me where we're going!
Sadness: [attempts to sit up] Okay, only... [falls back down] I'm too sad to walk, just give me a few...hours... [Joy rolls her eyes and grabs Sadness by the foot, dragging her into Long-Term Memory] Oh!
Joy: Which way, left?
Sadness: Right. [Joy turns right] No, I mean "go left", I said left is right, like, "correct".
Joy: Okay. [drags Sadness the opposite direction]
Sadness: This actually feels kind of nice.
Joy: Okay! Here we go! We'll be back to Headquarters before morning! This'll be easy! This is working!

Bill: Ah! So... Riley, how was school?
All: Aw, Seriously? You gotta be kidding me!
Jill's Anger: For this, we gave up that Brazilian helicopter pilot?!
Anger: Move! I'll be Joy.
Riley: School was great, alright?!
Jill: Riley, is everything okay?
Riley: Argh...
Bill's Fear: Sir, she just rolled her eyes at us.
Bill's Anger: What is her deal? Alright, make a show of force. I don't wanna have to put the foot down.
Bill's Fear: No, not the foot!
Bill: [sternly] Riley, I do not like this new attitude.
Anger: Oh, I'll show you attitude, old man!
Fear: No, no-no, stay happy.
Riley: [angrily] What is your problem?! Just leave me alone!
Bill's Fear: Sir, reporting high level of sass.
Bill's Anger: Take it to DefCon 2.
Bill's Fear: Your heard that gentlemen. DefCon 2!
Bill: [sternly] Listen, young lady, I don't know where this disrespectful attitude came from...
Anger: You wanna piece of this, pops?! Come and get it!
Riley: Yeah? Well, well...
Bill's Anger: Here it comes. Prepare the foot!
Bill's Fear: Keys, to Safety Position?! Ready to launch on your command, sir?
Anger: AAARGH!!
Riley: [furiously] JUST SHUT UP!!
Bill's Anger: FIRE!
Riley: Hah! Gah!
Bill's Fear: Foot is down. The foot is down!
All: Woo!
Bill's Anger: Good job, gentlemen. That could've been a disaster.
Jill's Sadness: Well, that was a disaster.
Helicopter Pilot: Come, fly with me, gatinha.

[Joy and Sadness meet the Memory Workers, who are in charge of dumping out memory orbs that are faded into the Memory Dump]
Joy: Hey! Bring those back!
Worker Paula: They're in the dump. Nothing comes back from the dump.
Worker Bobby: Yeah. Look, lady, this is our job, okay?
Worker Paula: When Riley doesn't care about a memory, it fades.
Joy: Fades?
Worker Paula: Happens to the best of them.
Worker Bobby: [grabs a happy memory] Yeah, except for this bad boy. This one will never fade. [the aforementioned memory contains the annoying TripleDent Gum jingle]
Singers: TripleDent Gum will make you smile...
Joy: [shocked] The song from the gum commercial?
Worker Bobby: You know, sometimes we send that one up to Headquarters for no reason!
Worker Paula: It just plays in Riley's head over and over again, like a million times!
[Joy is visibly annoyed at this]
Worker Bobby: Let's watch it again! [rewinds the memory, and the Memory Workers sing along to the jingle] TripleDent Gum will make you smile...
Joy: Yeah, I know. We all know the song. Okay, yeah, real catchy, okay.
Worker Bobby: Hey, what do you think? Should we do it?
Worker Paula: Yeah!
Worker Bobby: [shoves the memory orb into the shelf and shoots it up a pipe to Headquarters.] Okay, here we go!
[Fear is drinking coffee, Disgust is doing her nails and Anger is reading a newspaper with the headline reading "GOLDEN STATE BLUE MOOD" in HQ. The jingle pops up]
Singers: TripleDent Gum will make you smile...
Anger: [looks up] What the...? THIS AGAIN!?
Joy: [to the workers, who are walking away singing] Wait! Do you know how to get to Friendship Island?!
Riley: [while using a laptop to talk to Meg] TripleDent Gum...
Meg: You like it there. Do you feel any Earthquake. Are the bridges cool?
Riley: Yeah, it's good. What happened with the playoff?
Meg: We won the first game. Coach says we might actually go to the finals this year. Oh, and we've got this new girl on the team. She's so cool.
Disgust: Uh, she did not just say that.
Fear: A new girl?! Meg has a new friend already?
[Anger growls]
Disgust: Hey, hey, stay happy. We do not want to lose any more Islands here guys.
Meg: We can pass the puck to each other without even looking. It’s like mind reading.
Anger: You like to read minds, Meg?! I've got something for you to read, right here! [grabbing the controls]
Disgust: No, no, no. What are you doing?
Fear: Wait, wait, wait! Let's just be calm for one second...!
[Anger grabs Fear by the nose and then throws him out of the console, then pulls the levers on the console as his head catches fire while screaming angrily]
Meg: I heard they have parrots living in-
Riley: I gotta go.
Meg: What?
Riley: [angrily] I gotta go! [closes her laptop]
Joy: Okay, could you please just please tell me which way is... Oh, no! Friendship Island! What! Oh, not Friendship.
Sadness: Oh, Riley loved that one. And now it's gone.

Bing Bong: Bing Bong, Bing Bong.
Joy: His rocket make his yelled Hooray.
Joy, Bing Bong: Bing Bong, Bing Bong!
Sadness: [to Bing Bong] What exactly are you supposed to be?
Bing Bong: You know, it's unclear. I'm mostly cotton candy. But shape-wise, I'm part cat, part elephant, part dolphin.
Joy: Dolphin?
Bing Bong: [imitates a dolphin, with his trunk folded to resemble a dolphin's snout] You got to remember. When Riley was 3, animals were all the rage. The cow goes "meow", the horse goes "oink". That's all people talked about back then.
Joy: Yeah. Yeah. I guess that's true. What are you doing out here?
Bing Bong: Well, there's not much call for imaginary friends lately. So I, you know... [taps his fingers a bit, then sulks]
Joy: Hey, hey. Don't be sad. Tell you what. When I get back up to Headquarters, I'll make sure Riley remembers you.
Bing Bong: [cheering up] You will?
Joy: Of course! She'd love that!
Bing Bong: [laughs happily] This is the greatest day of my life! [does his happy dance, but pulls a muscle and sits down to cry in pain]
Joy: Are you okay?
[As he cries, pieces of candy fall like tears to the ground]
Sadness: [confused] Hey, what's going on?
Bing Bong: I cry candy. Try the caramel. It's delicious.
Joy: Ooh. Whoa.
Bing Bong: Ooh, here, use this.
Joy: Thanks.
Bing Bong: Whoa, hold on. Wait a second.

[Riley storms off fumingly from the ice hockey rink after botching a fumbling shot]
Jill: Riley, what's wrong?
Riley: Let's go!
Jill: You're not going to finish tryouts?!
Riley: What's the point?
Jill: Hey, it will be all right. Let's just-
Riley: Stop saying everything will be all right!
[As Riley storms off, back in Mind World, Hockey Island collapses and falls into the Memory Dump]
Joy: Hockey!? Oh, no, no, she loves hockey. She can't give up hockey. Bing Bong, we have to get to that station.
Bing Bong: Sure thing. This way, just past Graham Cracker Castle. Hey, that's weird. Graham Cracker Castle used to be right here. I wonder why they moved. Well, that's...odd. I would have sworn Sparkle Pony Mountain was right here. Hey, What's going on.
Joy: Yeah, yeah. I don't know. We'll have to come back.
Bing Bong: Princess Dream World! Oh, no. The stuffed Animal Hall of Fame! My rocket! Wait! Riley and I, we're still using the that rocket! It still has some song power left! [Starts chanting] Who's your friend who likes to play? [Stops chanting] No! No, no, no. NO, You can't take my rocket to the dump! Riley and I are going to the moon! Riley can't be done with me. [Sits down]
Joy: Hey, it's going to be okay! We can fix this! We just need to get back to Headquarters. Which way to the train station?
Bing Bong: I had a whole trip planned for us.
Joy: [gasps] Hey, who's ticklish, huh? Here comes the tickle monster! Hey, Bing Bong! Look at this! Oh, here's a fun game! You point to the train station and we all go there. Won't that be fun? Come on, Let's go to the train station.
Sadness: I'm sorry they took your rocket. They took something that you loved. It's gone. Forever.
Joy: Sadness. Don't make him feel worse.
Sadness: Sorry.
Bing Bong: It's all I had left of Riley.
Sadness: I bet you and Riley had great adventures.
Bing Bong: [choking up] Oh, they were wonderful. Once we flew back in time, we had breakfast twice that day.
Joy: [annoyed] Sadness!
Sadness: It sounds amazing. I bet Riley liked it.
Bing Bong: She did. We were best friends.
Sadness: Yeah. It's sad.
[Bing Bong hugs Sadness tightly and sobs. Joy gets confused why Sadness managed to make Bing Bong feel better by showing empathy.]
Bing Bong: I'm okay now. Come on. The train station is this way.
Joy: [dumbfounded] How did you do that?

Disgust: On a scale of 1 to 10, I give this day an "F".
Anger: [throws down a copy of "The Mind Reader" with the headline, "RILEY QUITS HOCKEY!"] Well, why don't we quit standing around and do something? [kicks a chair]
Disgust: Like what, genius?
Fear: [walking towards the recall tube with a suitcase] Like quitting! That's what I'm doing. Sure, it's the coward's way out, but this coward's gonna survive! [the tube closes around him, but he clogs it up and the massive amount of memory orbs force it open and he lands back down on the floor]
Disgust: Emotions can't quit, genius! [Fear has accidentally swallowed a disgusting memory and spits it up, making Disgust recoil] Ugh! I thought we were supposed to be keeping Riley happy!
Anger: Wait a minute, wait a minute! [runs over to the idea shelves] Ah-ha! [grabs a bulb, and laughs]
Fear: What is it?
Anger: Oh, nothing. Just the best idea ever.
Disgust: What?
Anger: All the good Core Memories were made in Minnesota. Ergo, we go back to Minnesota and make more. Ta-da!
Fear: Wait, wait, wait. You're saying away?
Anger: Well, I wouldn't call it that. I'd call it the "Happy Core Memory Development Program".
Fear: You can't be serious!
Anger: Hey! Our life was perfect, until Mom and Dad decided to move us to San Fran-Stink-Town!
Fear: But-but-but I mean, it's just so drastic!
Anger: Need I remind you how great things were there? Our room, our backyard, our friends. [recalls a happy memory, but instead it plays the annoying gum commercial]
Singers: TripleDent Gum will make you smile...
Anger: DID I ASK FOR THE GUM COMMERCIAL?! [shuts off the jingle] Anyway, it was better, that's my point.
Disgust: Yeah. Riley was happier in Minnesota.
Fear: Wait, hold on. Shouldn't we sleep on this or something?
Anger: Fine, let's sleep on it. Because hey, I'm sure jolly, fun-filled times are just around the corner!

Disgust: [walking into Headquarters, sleepy along with Anger thanks to Riley waking up from a nightmare] What is going on?
Anger: He did it again!
Fear: [curled up in a fetal position under the control panel] We were at school, and we were naked, and there was a dog, and his back half was chasing him, and then we saw Bing Bong...!
Anger: You idiot! It was a dream! This is ridiculous! [stomps toward the idea shelves] We can't even get a good night's sleep anymore. [picks up the idea bulb that he had planned to use] Time to take action. Stupid mom and dad. If they hadn't moved us, none of this would've happened. Who's with me? [glances over to Fear]
Fear: [stammers a bit] No, no, no, no, no.
[Anger brings the bulb to Disgust]
Disgust: Yeah. Let's do it.
[Anger installs the bulb, which lights up. Riley's eyes light up as well with the idea, then she picks up her laptop. The bulb sinks all the way into the console]
Anger: She took it. There's no turning back.
Disgust: So how are we going to get to Minnesota from here?
Anger: [sarcastically] Well, why don't we go down to the elephant lot and rent an elephant?
Fear: Hey, that sounds nice.
Anger: WE'RE TAKING THE BUS, NITWIT! [Fear winces and dives behind Disgust; Riley is now on a city bus website on her laptop] There's a bus leaving tomorrow. Perfect!
Disgust: A ticket costs money. How do we get money?
Anger: Mom's purse.
Disgust: [gasps in shock] You wouldn't.
Anger: [smugly] Oh, but I would. Where was it we saw it last? [recalls a memory, only for the umpteenth time it plays...]
Singers: TripleDent Gum...
Anger: NO! [shuts off the jingle; Fear shrieks and faints] It's downstairs somewhere. Mom and Dad got us into this mess, they can pay to get us out.

[Joy and Bing Bong have fallen into the Memory Dump and are stuck down there, doomed to be forgotten forever. All hope seemed lost, and as a matter of minutes, a lot of memories tend to cease forever. Even Joy and Bing Bong will cease forever. Joy tries fruitlessly to climb up the piles of old memories to get out.]
Bing Bong: Joy? Joy, what are you doing? Would ya stop it, please? [Joy ignores his please and keeps trying to get out, once again, to no avail.] DON'T YA GET IT, JOY?! WE'RE STUCK DOWN HERE! WE'RE FORGOTTEN!
[Joy pauses to realize her situation. Joy starts to lose hope, and even Bing Bong loses hope. In the background, the discarded sad core memory of Riley breaking down into tears on her first day at school begins to play]
Riley: [in the memory orb] We... used to play tag... and stuff... [Joy walks over to the memory and holds it somberly] But... everything is different now. Since we moved... [the memory keeps playing the "video" of Riley's emotional breakdown at school. Joy keeps staring at the memory orb, in complete helpless despair. She sits down and begins to tear up. The sound of a discarded memory of Riley happily coloring as a toddler begins to play next to Joy, who picks it up and looks at it with a sad smile]
Joy: [tearing up] Do you remember how she used to stick her tongue out when she was coloring? [continues to fight back tears as she picks up another memory orb, this time of a younger Riley telling a story to a ladybug] I could listen to her stories, all day... [picks up another memory of Riley playing in her backyard as a toddler; her eyes well up with tears, but she keeps holding them back] I just wanted Riley to be happy... [unable to hold back her tears anymore, she picks up the sad core memory of Riley crying in school] And now... [as she looks at it, she begins to cry, and completely breaks down into hopeless tears. She hugs the three forgotten memories and the blue core memory of Riley crying in front of the whole class until they all fall out of her arms, and she covers her face while sobbing, while Bing Bong sadly hangs his head. Around her, memories fade and disappear; When she wipes her tears from off her face, her tears fall onto the happy memory orb of Riley after the Prairie Dog hockey game. As she wipes the tear off of it, she scrolls through the memory to see it was previously a sad memory turned happy. The sad portion consists of Riley sitting sadly with her parents on a tree branch. Curiously, she "rewinds" the memory to the point where Mom and Dad came to Riley to comfort her. She begins to hear Sadness's description of the memory in her head]
Sadness: [voice-over] It was the day the Prairie Dogs lost the big playoff game. Riley missed the winning shot, she felt awful. She wanted to quit.
Joy: [scrolls through the memory to see the blue sad memory of her and her parents turn a happy yellow when Riley's friends come to cheer her on] Sadness, Mom and Dad, the team... They came to help... because of Sadness. [to Bing Bong] We have to get back up there.
Bing Bong: Joy, we're stuck down here. We might as well be on another planet.
Joy: [getting an idea] "Another planet." [turns and calls out in a sing-song voice] Who's your friend who likes to play? [silence, Bing Bong looks up in surprise] Who's your friend who likes to play?!
Bing Bong: [also singing] His rocket makes you yell "Hooray"...
[Bing Bong's wagon rocket makes its signature tune in the distance. Encouraged, Joy and Bing Bong rush to find it as Bing Bong keeps singing]
Joy: Hop in.

[Joy made it to the top of the cliff out of the Memory Dump]
Joy: Whoo-hoo! Bing Bong, we did it! We... Bing Bong? [hurries to the edge of the cliff and looks down at Bing Bong still in the dump] Bing Bong!
Bing Bong: Ha, ha, ha! You made it! Ha, ha, ha, ha! Go! Go save Riley! Ha, ha, ha! Take her to the moon for me... okay? [smiles and waves at Joy, and then fades]
Joy: [hangs her head sadly, about to cry again] I'll try, Bing Bong. I promise.

Sadness: Joy!
Joy: Hang on!
[Back at the Headquarters]
Fear: Oh, I wish Joy was here.
[Joy and Sadness are hanging on to the windowsill of Headquarters]
Disgust: It's Joy! [Fear: And Sadness!]
Anger: Stand back! [tries to smash the window open with a chair, but it bounces off]
Disgust: [sarcastically] That worked.
Anger: Well, what would you do if you're so smart?!
Disgust: [gets an idea] I'd tell you, but you're too dumb to understand.
Anger: WHAT?!
Disgust: Of course your tiny brain is confused! Guess I'll just have to dumb it down to your level! [the top of Anger's head starts to get brighter and hotter] Sorry I don't speak moron as well as you, but let me try! [makes a weird face] Duuuhhhh...
[Anger screams as flames explode from his head and Disgust uses Anger's flames like a blowtorch to melt a hole in the window, allowing Joy and Sadness to get in Headquarters]
Fear: Oh, thank goodness, you're back!
Disgust: Do your things, we really messed up.
Anger: We found this idea.
Fear: We were just trying to make happy memories.
Disgust: Joy, you got to fix this!
Joy: Sadness, It's up to you.
Sadness: Me?
Disgust, Fear, and Anger: Sadness?!
Sadness: I can't, Joy.
Joy: Yes, you can. Riley needs you.

Riley: [crying and admitting to her parents that she misses the good old days in Minnesota] I know you don't want me to, but... I miss home. I miss Minnesota. You need me to be happy, but I want my old friends and my hockey team... I wanna go home. Please don't be mad...
Jill: Oh, sweetie...
Bill: We're not mad. You know what? I miss Minnesota too. I miss the woods, where we took hikes.
Jill: And the backyard, where you used to play.
Bill: Spring Lake, where you learned to skate. [Riley continues crying] Come here. [he and Jill hug Riley and comfort her]

[In Bill's head, Bill's Emotions are wearing face painting and cheer]
Bill's Fear: She loved the face painting! [high-fives with Bill's Anger]
Bill's Anger: Ha! Told you it was a great idea.
[In Jill's head, Jill's Emotions are wearing the same]
Jill's Anger: Best idea he's had in a while.
Jill's Sadness: He's a really good guy.

[Last lines]
Joy [narrating]: We've been through a lot lately, that's for sure. But we still love our girl. She has great new friends, a great new house...things couldn't be better. After all, Riley's 12 now. What could happen?

[During the credits...]
Teacher: And who can tell me what year San Francisco was founded? Anyone? Jordan?
Jordan: [offscreen] Uh...
Teacher's Disgust: How much more of this?
Teacher's Sadness: 5 months, 2 weeks and 4 days until summer vacation.
Teacher's Joy: Then it's off to the Bahamas with You-Know-Who! [presses a button, bringing in the same memory of the helicopter pilot Riley's Mom had]
Troy: Have a nice day.
Troy's Disgust: What are we mad about?
Troy's Anger: I don't know, whatever Troy's mad about.
Troy's Disgust: What's Troy mad about?
Troy's Anger: I don't know.
Cool Girl: I know. Totally.
Cool Girl's Fear: We're a total fraud! Do you think they can see through us?
Cool Girl's Anger: Of course not! We're wearing eye shadow!
Cool Girl's Sadness: Being cool is so exhausting.
Jangles: Who's the birthday girl? Huh? Hey! Hello!
Jangles' Joy: 6 years of drama school... for this.
Gary the bus driver's emotions: [argue due to annoying passengers]
Gary's Anger: You know what? This is ok, this is fine. We just need to go to our happy place. [brings out a happy memory, but its Tripledent gum, causing all their heads to burst into flames]
Dog's Joy: "I smell food."
Dog's emotions: [take sniffs]
Dog's Disgust: "The man has food."
Dog's Fear: "Get the food."
Cat's emotions: [play around away from the controls]
Cat's Fear: [plays with a control]
Cat: [jumps, spazzes out, and runs away]

About Inside Out (2015 film)

  • Pete Docter: Yeah, we - I was just thinking about, like, OK, I've seen a lot of movies about all these different subjects, including - for some reason, I got thinking about the human body and realizing, well, I've seen, like, traveling through the bloodstream and into the, you know, stomach and things. Well, what if we did this in the mind as opposed to the brain? So instead of blood vessels and dendrites, what if it was consciousness and dream production? And that would allow us to have characters that represent emotions. And that felt like, man, that's exactly what animation does best - strong, opinionated, caricatured personalities. And that just got me excited.
  • I'm not actually sure if guilt is an emotion. In fact, that was - at the very beginning of this process, we realized, man, we really don't know very much about the subject. So, we better do some research, and we started looking around online. We found some scientists think that there are basically three emotions. Others went up to 27. Others had 16. Some were in the middle. So, we were kind of left with no definitive answer to our basic question - how many are there? Dr. Paul Ekman, who worked in San Francisco - still does - which is where Pixar Animation Studios is - he had, early in his career, identified six. That felt like a nice, manageable number of guys to design and write for. It was anger, fear, sadness, disgust, joy and surprise. And as I was sort of doodling, I was thinking, surprise and fear - probably fairly similar, so let's just lose surprise. And that left us with five.


  • Meet the little voices inside your head.
  • A Major Emotion Picture

Voice cast


Additional Voices

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