Although Fear and Sadness may not sound like your favorite emotions, two new featurettes from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out today aims to change your mind, introducing the allegorical animated characters through two new featurettes. In the top player below, check out Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live,” Superbad) introducing his Fear, while in the bottom player Phyllis Smith (“The Office,” Bad Teacher) introduces Sadness.
Directed by Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up), Inside Out is set inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. The film knows that 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 (Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (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.
Also starring Diane Lane (Secretariat, Man of Steel) and Kyle MacLachlan (“Twin Peaks,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Inside Out opens in theaters on June 19, 2015.