Anger, Courage, Creativity, Disgust, emotional intelligence, Fear, friendship, happiness, Identity, Joy, love, Personal Growth, Sadness, wisdom
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Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust – Why Every Adult Needs to see the New Pixar Animation

Pixar’s new animation Inside Out is about an 11 year old girl named Riley and five of her emotions – Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust. These emotions live in headquarters in her mind influencing her actions, guarding her personality and storing memories.

The story sees Riley’s family relocating from Minnesota to San Francisco after her father gets a new job, and the trials and tribulations her emotions go through as she settles into a new home and school life. From Director Peter Docter (Monsters Inc, Up) , “the idea was to portray what happens in the human mind as emotions set in, and depict it through animation.”

The subtext is rich with wisdom and repeatedly expresses the rich repercussions determination and positive thinking produce. Yet it also explores the power of sadness and inevitability of growing up. Leaving your childhood self behind and embracing change to allow personal growth and renewal to happen.

Inside Out is a poignant, smart and uplifting emotional roller coaster that will make you laugh and cry. An exhilarating battle between Joy and Sadness, and one formidable adventure that will appeal to both adults and children alike. Beg, steal or borrow a child, treat your partner, even go alone. This is Pixar’s best movie to date and one not to be missed.

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  1. Helen Larsen says

    Thank you, Lucy for recommending Inside Out. I took three grandchildren ages 11, 12, and 13. In the car after we discussed the need for Joy and Sadness to come together to find a resolution to the crisis. A valuable discussion!, indeed!

    Best to you in your ventures.


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