Inside Out Review
19 June 2015
Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
Each emotion is based on a shape
According to director Pete Docter, each emotion is based on a shape: Joy is based on a star, Sadness is a teardrop, Anger is a fire brick, Fear is a raw nerve, and Disgust is broccoli. He noted that he likes broccoli very much, however.
Considered 27 different emotions
The writers considered up to 27 different emotions, but settled on five (Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Fear and Anger) to make it less complicated. Some of the major emotions that ended up being cut included Surprise, Pride, and Trust.
To make Riley’s mind work scientifically
Psychologists and other experts were consulted so the writers could make the way Riley’s mind works scientifically accurate. For example, it is believed that short-term memories made during the day are converted into long-term memories during sleep, which is what happens in Riley’s mind.
Work of production designer
Production designer Ralph Eggleston worked for five and a half years on Inside Out. He said it’s the longest he’s ever worked on one film, and was the hardest process, too.
When Joy and Sadness are passing through Imagination Land, a board game called “Find Me” with a cartoon Nemo on it can be seen
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