At the D23 Expo last summer, Disney and Pixar previewed Inside Out, the next film from Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up), which takes us in the mind of a young girl. The main characters in the film will be her emotions, which should excite you because it is an ambitious idea for a film. In addition to seeing an early storyboard version of an incredible scene from the film, we learned who would voice the characters. After the break, take a peek of one of the great actors from the Inside Out recording booth!
The film has lined up an impressive cast for the film, which includes Amy Poehler (Joy), Bill Hader (Fear), Phyllis Smith (Sadness), and Lewis Black (Anger). You can also expect John Ratzenberger, the Pixar mainstay and “good luck charm,” to voice at least one character in the film. Actress Mindy Kaling, famous for her roles in television shows The Office and The Mindy Project, voices the character of Disgust and is currently doing some work in the recording booth.
Kaling shared an image on Instagram from her time in the recording booth recently, commenting that she “Spent the afternoon with this cool chick”:
Much of the voice work in animated films is recorded after the script is set but prior to the beginning of the animation process. The actors also return for some additional work later down the line, as the script sees some minor tweaks. Considering that animation takes approximately one year and the film is set for release in June 2015, the recording booth is likely very active at the moment, with the bulk of the voice work being completed now. Docter, along with other crew, will be working with the actors to ensure that the essence of the characters is captured.
Kaling has a memorable voice and has proven that she can play hilarious characters. I cannot wait to hear her voice Disgust in the film. Inside Out is set for release on June 19, 2015!