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  • Pixar brings us Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear in their 15th animated feature which

  • takes us inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley. I'm Jan and this is 25 things you probably

  • didn't know about Inside Out.

  • The basic design of each of the movie's five Emotions was inspired by a particular shape:

  • Joy is based on a star, Sadness on an upside-down teardrop, Fear on a nerve, Anger on a fire

  • brick, and Disgust on broccoli, though director Pete Docter says he actually loves broccoli!

  • When they were animating Joy, the filmmakers channelled a mix of Audrey Hepburn, Amlie

  • star Audrey Tautou, and Bugs Bunny! And the way Joy moves was inspired by gymnasts.

  • For Sadness, the animators took cues from characters such as Wednesday Addams from The

  • Addams Family and Debbie Downer from Saturday Night Live.

  • While for Disgust, they were inspired by Parks And Rec's April Ludgate and Veruca Salt from

  • Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

  • And for Fear, they referenced comedic actor Don Knotts and Mr Bean.

  • When it came to Anger, even in their early pitches, the filmmakers had in mind comedian

  • Lewis Black, who actually provides the voice for Anger in the final movie.

  • Kaitlyn Dias, who plays 11-year-old Riley, was originally just hired to record a temporary

  • voice track so the filmmakers could present their storyboard ideas. But they loved her

  • performance so much that they cast her in the final movie.

  • Not only was the story of Inside Out inspired by director Pete Docter's experience of his

  • daughter, Elie, growing up, but according to character art director Albert Lozano, Riley

  • even looks a lot like Elie! Oh, and by the way, Elie Docter was also the voice of young

  • Ellie in Pixar's movie Up.

  • Remember the scenes where Riley makes it quite clear she's not a fan of a particular green

  • vegetable? Well, in Japan, kids generally like broccoli, so the filmmakers re-animated

  • those scenes and replaced broccoli with green peppers.

  • And while North American audiences watching Inside Out see Riley's dad daydreaming about

  • ice hockey during dinner, in other places such as the UK, ice hockey was replaced with

  • soccer.

  • Riley's imaginary friend, Bing Bong, was partly inspired by Pete Docter's own imaginary friend

  • from childhood, a car-driving little elephant called Norman!

  • The animation team also channelled comic actors Oliver Hardy, Jackie Gleason, and John Candy

  • for Bing Bong.

  • For the filmmakers, it was essential to give both the Human world and the world inside

  • Riley's mind a distinct look so audiences could immediately tell the difference between

  • them. So, the artists looked to 1950s Broadway musicals

  • for the bright, saturated colours of the Mind World, and to give the Human World a more

  • real feel, there's more of a handheld or Steadicam look.

  • To come up with the design of the Long-Term Memory storage area, the filmmakers researched

  • various manufacturing facilities. They took a tour of the Jelly Belly candy

  • factory, where they were inspired by the way the colours moved through the tubes in their

  • automated packaging machinery. And they also visited an egg processing plant

  • to get ideas for how delicate objects like memories could be moved from one place to

  • another.

  • Pete Docter has described Dream Productions, the place where Riley's dreams and nightmares

  • are created, as a mix of Saturday Night Live and the magic of Hollywood!

  • In fact, as inspiration for the movie, Docter spent a week observing behind the scenes of

  • Saturday Night Live, as a guest of Bill Hader, who plays the voice of Fear in Inside Out.

  • Director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera are both massive fans of Disneyland, so when

  • it came to creating the right look for Imagination Land in Riley's Mind World, theme parks were

  • their biggest inspiration.

  • When they were designing the Subconscious, Inside Out's artists drew heavily on classic

  • horror movies, especially for their theatrical lighting.

  • To develop the look of the Train Of Thought, which delivers daydreams and ideas in the

  • Mind World, the filmmakers visited a train museum and also consulted John Lasseter, who's

  • not only Chief Creative Officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, but also a life-long

  • train enthusiast!

  • Just like Riley, Pete Docter grew up in Minnesota and later moved to the Bay Area, though according

  • to him, in Inside Out, moving is more of a metaphor for growing up.

  • The address of Riley's home in San Francisco is 21 Royal Street, which just happens to

  • be the name of a new private dining venue at Disneyland.

  • And as a nod to the Walt Disney Family Museum, the filmmakers located Riley's hockey rink

  • in the same place the museum is located in San Francisco.

  • When composer Michael Giacchino first discussed the movie's score at a construction site where

  • Pete Docter was building a house, little did he know the location of that meeting would

  • influence the movie's music. But some pieces of metal that Giacchino's

  • son found at the site produced such a nice sound when hit that Giacchino gave them to

  • the percussion section to play with little metal tongs.

  • You can hear them in the first musical cue, just after the memory ball comes down.

  • To make sure they really understood how the mind works and also how a pre-teen might deal

  • with traumatic events, Inside Out's filmmakers worked with scientists, neurologists, and

  • psychologists.

  • And Dacher Keltner, who's professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley,

  • helped them choose which emotions to feature in the film out of the more than 20 emotions

  • recognised by psychologists.

  • Now, which is your favourite character in Inside Out and why?

  • And which is your favourite Pixar movie? Tell me in the comments below!

  • So, guys, if you liked this video, I'd really appreciate you sharing it. If you'd like to

  • see more videos like this, do please subscribe! I'm going to be making an easter eggs video

  • for Inside Out and and I'll add a link to that here when it's ready!

  • And I've also got a review of The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 on the way.

  • Thanks for watching and see ya next time. Yippee-ki-yay, movie lovers!

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