One of the things I admire about Pixar is that they don’t go for the biggest stars to sell their movie; they go for the best ones, and they’ve assembled another great and surprising cast for their latest film, Inside Out.
For those who are unfamiliar with the movie, it takes place inside the mind of 11-year-old girl Riley Anderson, who is guided by her emotions Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Fear (Bill Hader), and Anger (Lewis Black). It’s a talented lineup, and they all do great voice work that plays to their strengths while also reminding us of why we like them so much in their live-action roles.
Below, I’ve highlighted a clip, sketch, or bit that I think points out some of these actors’ best work and why they’re a unique presence in entertainment today. To be clear, this isn’t a comprehensive “Best of” list for each actor, but rather, an example of their talent and comic skills.