Pixar Posts 'Inside Out' Plot Synopsis

Inside Out

Not that this makes it any easier to wait until the movie finally arrives next June, but Pixar has dribbled out a little bit of information regarding director Pete Docter's Inside Out -- specifically, a plot synopsis that makes it clear how the movie plans to take us into the mind of a young girl and share the ups and downs of her emotions (voiced by an all-star cast that includes Mindy Kaling and Amy Poehler).

The studio issued the synopsis via press release today, and it reads as follows:

From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley.

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.

Sounds like vintage Pixar, right? With Docter holding the reins and that voice cast bringing the funny (and/or poignant), we're betting the studio will add another few hundred million bucks to its lifetime global box office haul -- along with more of those rapturous reviews that have occasionally proven out of reach during Pixar's recent run of sequels.

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