It may have taken a little longer than expected, but Disney•Pixar’s Oscar-winning “Inside Out” is set to make its broadcast television debut on February 7, on ABC. The animated-comedy offers an inside look at the emotions battling it out inside our heads at all times.
Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair, and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned – both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.
When Riley’s family relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind – taking some of her core memories with them – Fear, Anger and Disgust are left reluctantly in charge. Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places – Long-Term Memory, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought and Dream Productions – in a desperate effort to get back to Headquarters and Riley.
The film was directed by Academy Award winner Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”), produced by Academy Award winner Jonas Rivera, p.g.a. (“Up”) and featuring an original score by Academy Award winner Michael Giacchino (“The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Up”).
Despite opening in second-place back in 2015 (behind Jurassic World) the Pixar release was a huge hit for the studio. “Inside Out” made over $356M domestically, and over $857M worldwide in theaters. The following week, which is Valentine’s Day weekend, ABC will be airing the original “Wreck-It Ralph,” and most likely teasing the upcoming sequel. You can find more information on that special event right here on The Slanted.