Meet the Emotions of Pixar’s Inside Out

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Pixar’s new film Inside Out personifies the five major emotions — Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust — residing in the mind of a preteen girl named Riley. Throughout the movie, the five embodied emotions all work to guide and protect her. Take a closer look at the emotions and their voices below.

Inside Out opens in theaters on June 19.


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Amy Poehler stars as the personification of Joy in Inside Out. She’s the first emotion to manifest itself in Riley’s head and does her best to help her human girl make happy memories.


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Phyllis Smith brings a voice to melancholy and despair as the personification of Sadness. None of the emotions, not even Sadness herself, understand why she exists.


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Fear, voiced by Bill Hader, is on a constant lookout for every possible danger that could befall Riley whether it’s the first day of school or nightmarish clowns.


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Lewis Black fittingly voices Anger in Inside Out and does his best to protect Riley from injustices like no dessert.


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Disgust, voiced by Mindy Kaling, is always looking out for Riley’s best interests like making sure she doesn’t wear tacky clothes or get poisoned by the mysterious green substance known as broccoli (yuck!).

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