9 Emotions ‘Inside Out’ Could Have Included (And Should Include If There’s A Sequel)

Unless you've been living in a Netflix haze, you know that the newest Pixar film, Inside Out, is all about one little girl's tumultuous experience with emotion. Inside Out features colorful characters based off the emotions of disgust, fear, anger, joy, and sadness. Pixar does an incredible job of depicting how these emotions work in tandem to create the human experience. However, when I was watching the film, I couldn't help but wonder what other emotions Inside Out could have included.

According to science, there are six main emotions that all of the other emotions are based off of, kind of like the primary colors of emotions. Those six emotions are: sadness, happiness, disgust, fear, anger, and surprise. Inside Out sort of jammed happiness and surprise together in Amy Poehler's character, Joy. However, I think a Surprise character would have been interesting to have on its own.

Furthermore, there are a number of complex emotions that Inside Out could have also personified (or could include in an Inside Out sequel), with more emotions coming on as Riley goes through her "not a girl, not yet a woman phase".

Since Inside Out is already killing it at the box office, I can only imagine that a sequel for Inside Out is in the works and if a sequel comes to fruition, I've already brainstormed these 9 emotions an Inside Out sequel should feature, complete with casting suggestions.

Surprise: Melissa McCarthy

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Surprise is all about big feelings and big reactions. Melissa McCarthy would be the perfect person to voice Surprise (and give us some laughs along the way).

Curiosity: Jennifer Lawrence


Any hypothetical castings that I do obviously have to include J. Law. She's spunky, spirited, and her voice would do wonders for a character whose main trait is to ask questions and be curious about everything (and possibly get into some mischief).

Courage: Denzel Washington

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I'm imagining an Old Spice Guy-esque Denzel Washington who is smooth, assertive, and not afraid to take risks for the good of the human.

Anticipation: Anna Kendrick

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Anticipation is all about high energy and nervous excitement. Just imagine a slingshot that is stretched back and ready to be released. Now imagine that that slingshot is a an emotion personified with a voice. Imagine that voice is Anna Kendrick. Boom.

Pride: Leonardo DiCaprio


Pride can be a good thing. Pride drives people, pushing them towards their goals. Pride pushes people to be better versions of themselves. Too much pride, though, can ruin a person. Leo DiCaprio would be the perfectly charming voice of Pride who has to keep his emotion in check to make sure things don't go too far.

Trust: Ellie Kemper

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Trust believes in the good in people. Trust wants to believe that everyone goes through life trying to be the best person they can be. can also be naive at times and sometimes gets burned because of that. Trust is kind-hearted and optimistic and I can't think of a better candidate to voice Trust than Ellie Kemper.

Guilt: Patton Oswalt

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As a person who suffers from an overly guilty conscience, guilt is not a fun emotion. It keeps that moral compass in check but guilt can also be exhausting. Patton Oswalt would be a great choice to voice guilt; Oswalt would perfectly be able to personify that hand-wringing, nauseated anxiety brought on by guilt.

Love: Keira Knightley

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Knightley's soft, passionate voice would be the ultimate personification of the emotion of love. The British accent makes it all the more lovely.

Envy: Christian Bale

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If I imagine Envy as a person, I imagine someone devilishly attractive and charming but with a carefully-concealed nasty side. Enter Christian Bale. I really think I don't need to explain this one any further.

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