In Pixar’s upcoming film Inside Out, a group of emotions— Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Anger (Lewis Black)—guide the life of an 11-year-old girl, Riley Anderson. We previously saw the emotions, and now a brief featurette on Disney Movies Anywhere has provided the first look at Riley. As you’d expect, she’s an adorable little girl, but it’s important to remember she’s almost a supporting character in this story. The plot involves Riley moving to a new town and a new school, which forces Joy and Sadness away from the control panel and into the far, unfamiliar reaches of her mind. No disrespect to the studio’s recent movies, but Inside Out easily looks like one of Pixar’s most exciting projects in years.
Hit the jump to see the first Inside Out image of Riley. The film opens June 19, 2015.
Here’s the official synopsis for Inside Out:
From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley.
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.