The all-star cast will play five of the human emotions
On Monday, the studio responsible for movies like Wall-E, Up and Toy Story, revealed the first details about its next animated film Inside Out on their website. The movie’s characters will be five emotions, portrayed by an all-star cast: Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith), who control a young girl Riley’s mind and guide her through her life.
Here’s the full description:
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.
The casting, at least, seems pretty perfect: Who better to embody joy than Amy Poehler or disgust than Mindy Kaling?
The movie will be directed by Pete Doctor, who wrote Toy Story among many other Pixar films and won an Oscar for Up. The film is set to open on June 19, 2015. Another Pixar movie, The Good Dinosaur, will also premiere later that year on Nov. 25.