These are the six things we learned:
1. Poehler says that even though she is an emotion, her character has emotions. The film is saying it’s okay not to be happy all the time. The pursuit of happiness can get in the way of taking the next big step.
2. Doctor states INSIDE OUT is talking about a loss of innocence with an 11-year old before a big change. They spent five years on a love letter to their kids.
3. Rivera observes Joy is the protagonist, not Riley.
4. Asked about whether they have an imaginary friend, Poehler jokes of having an “imaginary enemy”, and he’s here and hoping she doesn’t do well.
5. Doctor states that up to 27 emotions were considered, e.g. hope, pride, schadenfreude and ennui. Hope and Pride interfered with Joy’s turf, and the others were superfluous.
6. The director says creating emotion for film is about:
- Having something to say, and
- Having great people to execute that.