See the first trailer for Pixar's 'Inside Out,' starring Amy Poehler, Bill Hader

October 2, 2014 4:39 PM

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Writer-director Peter Docter ’s upcoming film is set in a place where few men have dared venture: the mind of a pre-pubescent girl. Pixar’s Inside Out—out June 19—was inspired by the Up director’s young daughter Elie, whose entry into adolescence transformed her from a mischievous girl into a “quiet” pre-teen. “[As parents] we were like, ‘Wow, that’s so unlike her, what’s going on her brain?’” recalls Docter, who made his directorial debut with Monsters Inc. “And that’s what lead to the heart of the story—the question of what goes on inside our own minds.”

With Inside Out, Docter tackles the story of 11-year-old Riley, whose father’s new job uproots the family from their small Midwest town to bustling San Francisco. Immersed in a brand-new school surrounded by unfamiliar faces, Riley struggles to understand her unpredictable emotions: Joy (Amy Poehler...

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