Inside Out was the 2015 Pixar film that brought out all of the emotions. In fact, it actually featured emotions as characters in the film. While the main character Riley was going through life, adjusting to her ever-changing world, a second story was being told in her brain. Inside Out introduced us to Joy, Anger, Sadness, Disgust, and Fear as they reacted to Riley’s roller coaster of emotions throughout the film. But did you wonder what Riley’s story looked like solely from the outside?
Editor Jordan Hanzon took out all of the “inside” bits from the film leaving 15 minutes of the film, seen exclusively through Riley’s eyes. The piece isn’t perfect, but Riley’s principal story remains. She becomes a pre-teen, deals with the pain of moving to a new city, loneliness, jealousy, anger, and acceptance, all in the span of 15 minutes. While it feels like she grows up too fast (don’t we, though?), the transformation remains and there’s still plenty of heart without those other scenes. Of course, it does feel rather simple by itself. But maybe I just miss Bing Bong. Check out the short below and see what emotions made the cut.
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