The mind is impossibly complex, with scientists still not understanding how a good portion of it works. Of course, that didn’t prevent Pete Docter from making a film on the workings of the mind. Inside Out is the latest film from the director who brought us Monsters, Inc. and Up, two of Pixar’s best films, which says if there is anyone who can make a great (and relatable) film about the mind and make it creative and enjoyable, it’s Docter. After the break, take a look at a new image from the film which shows how memory works in the mind!
In Inside Out, memories are stored inside glowing orbs, which are then stored in the area of the mind known as Long Term Memory. We have gotten a few glimpses of the orbs in images previewing the film, as well as in the trailer, a screenshot from which is above.
The new image, released by Disney/Pixar via Empire, demonstrates how the emotions can pull up memories and view them. Humorously, memories are beamed onto a screen through a projector, with the lights being dimmed all around. In this image, the emotions seem to be watching a memory from when Riley lived with her family in the mid-west (the film’s story primarily takes place following the family’s move to San Francisco). Take a look at the new still below:
The official synopsis of Inside Out:
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 is headed to theaters on June 19th!