Plot of the New Pixar Film 'Inside Out' Revealed!

Great news, Pixar fans- and what kind of heartless monster isn't a Pixar fan? The studio's official website has revealed the plot of its upcoming new feature, Inside Out, and it sounds absolutely delightful:

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 (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis 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.

So, first of all, can we talk about that voice cast? You probably recognize four of those names as comedy royalty, and if you don't recognize the fifth, you might know her better as Phyllis Lapin-Vance, the saucy sales representative from The Office. I'd also like to point out that it's being directed by Pete Docter, who also directed Up and Monsters, Inc. in addition to being credited with the story for Wall-E . The film is in excellent hands with a cast like that teaming up with a Pixar pro.

I love that they're exploring the gamut of emotions experienced by kids, especially pre-teens. It can be such a scary time, and so often children on TV and in movies are reduced to a single personality trait, when in reality, they contain multitudes- and sometimes those multitudes speak with the voice of Amy Poehler!

I'm also excited that we'll have yet another interesting, complex, fully-rounded, young female character in a children's film to look forward to! We're already excited to meet the Rihanna-voiced Tip in Dreamworks' upcoming Home , and now we're eagerly anticipating Pixar's second female-driven feature!

Exciting news all around!