From the inside out is Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures released by the 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure. The film’s director and written by Pete Docter, co-directed and written by Ronnie – Carmen and Jonas Rivera production, with music Michael Giacchino composition. The film is a young girl named Riley Anderson (Kettering Diaz), where five of emotions – joy (Amy Poehler), sadness (Phyllis Smith), dread (Bill Hader ), anger (Lewis black), and aversion mndset (Mindy Kaling) -try by living in her parents (Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan), led by her family from Minnesota to San Francisco California and adapt to the new life there.
A girl named Riley is born in Minnesota, and within her mind, five personifications of her basic emotions — Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger — come to life. The emotions live in Headquarters, Riley’s conscious mind, where they influence Riley’s actions and memories via a control console. Her new memories are housed in colored orbs, which are sent into long-term memory at the end of every waking period. The most important memories, known as “core” memories, are housed in a hub in Headquarters and power five “islands”, each of which reflects a different aspect of Riley’s personality. Joy does everything in her power to keep Riley in a happy state, but since she and the other emotions do not understand Sadness’s purpose, they try to keep her from controlling the console.
When Riley is 11 years old, her family moves to San Francisco after her father gets a new job. However, their new home is lifeless, and their belongings are still in a moving van that ends up getting lost in Texas. Joy becomes concerned when Sadness begins touching happy memories, causing them to turn sad, so she tries to keep Sadness isolated. However, on Riley’s first day at her new school, Sadness accidentally causes Riley to cry in front of her class, creating a sad core memory. Joy attempts to dispose of the new core memory before it reaches the central hub, but she accidentally knocks the other core memories loose in her struggle with Sadness, shutting down the personality islands and making them unstable. As Joy scrambles around to collect the core memories, she, Sadness, and the core memories are sucked out of Headquarters through the memory tube leading to the rest of Riley’s mind. They end up in the labyrinthine storage area of Riley’s long-term memories and set out to return to Headquarters.
Anger, Disgust, and Fear attempt to maintain Riley’s emotional state in Joy’s absence, but inadvertently distance Riley from her parents, friends, and hobbies, resulting in her personality islands slowly crumbling and falling into the Memory Dump, an abyss where fading memories are disposed and forgotten. Anger inserts an idea to run away to Minnesota into the control console, believing they can produce new happy core memories there. Meanwhile, Joy and Sadness find Bing Bong, Riley’s childhood imaginary friend, who is desperate to reconnect with her. He tells them they can get to Headquarters by riding the train of thought. After exploring different areas of Riley’s mind, the three eventually catch the train, but it derails when another personality island falls.
As Riley prepares to board a bus bound for Minnesota, Joy attempts to use a “recall tube” to return to Headquarters, abandoning Sadness out of fear that her touch would change the happy core memories into sad ones if they travel in the tube together; however, the last personality island falls and breaks the tube, sending Joy into the Memory Dump along with Bing Bong. While despairingly looking through old memories, Joy discovers a sad memory in Riley’s life that becomes happy when her parents and friends come to comfort her over losing a hockey game, causing her to realize Sadness’s true importance: alerting others when Riley needs help or comforting.
Joy and Bing Bong try to use Bing Bong’s discarded wagon rocket to get out of the Memory Dump, but after several failed attempts, Bing Bong realizes their combined weight is too much and jumps out, allowing Joy to escape. Bing Bong then fades away, finally forgotten. Joy uses various tools from Imagination Land to propel herself and Sadness to Headquarters, where they find that Anger’s idea has disabled the control console, rendering Riley numb and apathetic. At Joy’s encouragement, Sadness takes control of the console and successfully removes the idea, reactivating the console and prompting Riley to return home.
As Sadness reinstalls the core memories and takes control of the console, Riley arrives home and breaks down in tears, confessing to her parents that she misses her old life and that she cannot keep pretending to be happy all the time. As her parents comfort and reassure her, Joy and Sadness work together to create a new, amalgamated core memory, which creates a much larger personality island. A year later, Riley has turned 12 and adapted to her new home, and all her emotions now work together to help her lead a content, more emotionally complex life.