When Pixar films are in production, the voice actors are hard at work from the outset. Often, their performances prove to be heavily influential to the final work that we see on the screen. For example, in the lead up to the release of Pete Docter’s Monsters, Inc., Billy Crystal actually had a number of lines that he came up with while in the recording room, which the creative team at Pixar loved so much, they had them put into the film. Inside Out is the next film from Docter, and he has been working on finalizing much of the voice work with the actors, including actress Mindy Kaling. Get another peek at her character after the break!
A user on the Pixar Post forum spotted a few images that Kaling shared on her Instagram yesterday, which includes another piece of promo art featuring her character Disgust. To this point, the image above was one of the few publicly released looks at any of the characters from the film, but Kaling is clearly excited enough to provide us with another piece. The new art is perhaps an even better representation of the character, one of five emotions that make up the consciousness of 11-year-old Riley.
Take a look at the image below:
The other four characters in Riley’s mind are Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The story has Riley moving cross-country, and we see how it affects her through the eyes of her five emotions. It is an ambitious concept from Docter and his team, but everything that we have seen and heard says that the film could be as incredible as it sounds.
Kaling also shared another photo, this time with Docter, where she states that she just finished her final major recording session:
The official synopsis for the film is below:
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.
Inside Out arrives in theaters on June 19, 2015!