Meet the ‘Inside Out’ Emotions That Were Almost in the Film

By November 2, 2015
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Inside Out is one of the best movies of the year, and a high mark for Pixar’s already stellar filmography. Following the life of a young girl named Riley during a move across country, the film focused on the emotions inside of her head and how they struggled to adapt to the change just as much as Riley herself. The emotions were able to not only act organically as characters, but the movie’s metaphors of growing up and childhood were something that managed to captivate audiences around the world, both old and young.

The creative team behind the film have been very open about their creative process up until this point, discussing all of the different directions and variations that they were planning on taking the story and characters in throughout the different stages. We know that the film was originally supposed to follow Joy (Amy Poehler) and Fear (Bill Hader) on their journey back to Riley’s control center, before they ended up making the change to Joy and Sadness (Phyllis Smith).

Turns out we could have met a very different set of emotions throughout the movie too.

USA Today has officially released some new concept art from the film, that showcases some of the other common emotions that the filmmaking team had thought about including at various points throughout their process. You can check out the images below, as well as their corresponding emotions.

Greed

Greed

Gloom

Gloom

Envy

Envy

Guilt

Guilt

Hope

Hope

Irritation

Irritation

Shame and Embarrassment (and Fear)

Shame and Embarrassment (and Fear)

Love

Love

A different interpretation of Love

A different interpretation of Love

It is interesting to see and think about all of the different combinations of emotions we could have seen, and while I’m more than happy with the group we got, I would have been interested in seeing how some of these emotions like Greed or Love would have interacted with the others in the control center, or impacted the story. All in all though, this is just even more proof of the interesting creative process that takes place during the making of each and every single one of these films. Pixar, in particular, has become known for their creatively-open environment and work flow though, and it’s easy to see why.

Inside Out is available on blu ray/DVD today.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • David Johnson

    As successful as it was I’m expecting at least 1 followup, & the older She gets the easier it will be to use some of the other emotions!