Top 32 Inside Out Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Inside Out facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Inside Out film message.

Riley wears maroon and gold during her hockey tryout. Maroon and gold are the team colors for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, Minnesota being the state that the family moved from

Riley is seen wearing rainbow t-shirts with colors for each emotion. After the move, she wears a yellow jacket, symbolizing the other emotions being surpressed as she tries to force joy in her life. Later, Riley wears a black sweater for her complete inability to feel anything.
Riley is seen wearing rainbow t-shirts with colors for each emotion. After the move, she wears a yellow jacket, symbolizing the other emotions being surpressed as she tries to force joy in her life. Later, Riley wears a black sweater for her complete inability to feel anything.

Inside Out Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. While on the 'Train of Thought', Joy accidentally knocks over a box labelled 'Opinions', Bing Bong then starts putting the contents of that box back into another box called 'Facts'.

  2. Forr the voice of toddler-age Riley, the producers simply recycled old dialogue of Mary Gibbs, who provided the voice of Boo in Monsters, Inc. (2001) Coincidentally, toddler-age Riley's hair is styled the same way as Boo's.

  3. The music playing during Riley's nightmare is Grim Grinning Ghosts from The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.

Inside Out Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - All the marked locations on the world map in the back of Riley's classroom are locations of previous Disney/Pixar films.
    All the marked locations on the world map in the back of Riley's classroom are locations of previous Disney/Pixar films.
  • 1 - One of Riley's memories is playing on a Playground. It's the same playground at Sunnyside Daycare featured in Toy Story 3 (2010).
    One of Riley's memories is playing on a Playground. It's the same playground at Sunnyside Daycare featured in Toy Story 3 (2010).
  • 1 - A girl can be seen wearing the same shirt Sid from Toy Story (1995) wore, just with the colors inverse.
    A girl can be seen wearing the same shirt Sid from Toy Story (1995) wore, just with the colors inverse.
  • Disney's Figment from Epcot Center's Figment of Your Imagination can be spotted just outside Imagination Land in Inside Out (2015). He's in a picture frame just to the right of Riley's own figment of her imagination, Bing Bong!

  • 1 - If you look closely, you'll see some familiar memories from Pixar favorites.
    If you look closely, you'll see some familiar memories from Pixar favorites.
  • 1 - The cop on the right while investigating a woman say "Forget it Jake, this is CloudTown" this is a tribute to Roman Polanski's Chinatown's (1974) last dialogue "Forget it Jake, this is Chinatown".
    The cop on the right while investigating a woman say "Forget it Jake, this is CloudTown" this is a tribute to Roman Polanski's Chinatown's (1974) last dialogue "Forget it Jake, this is Chinatown".

Inside Out Hidden Details

1 - The color of Riley's clothes reflect her emotional state, from balanced to forced optimism to muted anxiety to repression
The color of Riley's clothes reflect her emotional state, from balanced to forced optimism to muted anxiety to repression
1 - Riley's clothes become more muted the more depressed she gets.
Riley's clothes become more muted the more depressed she gets.
1 - Bing Bong can't read the sign at the Dream Productions studio. This is due to him being imagined prior to Riley being able to read or at least understand words of that reading level.
Bing Bong can't read the sign at the Dream Productions studio. This is due to him being imagined prior to Riley being able to read or at least understand words of that reading level.
1 - The sport that is played in Riley's Dad's head will be either hockey or soccer, depending on the country the movie was shown in.
The sport that is played in Riley's Dad's head will be either hockey or soccer, depending on the country the movie was shown in.
1 - Each newspaper Anger reads has a headline describing the very thing that Riley is currebtly dealing with.
Each newspaper Anger reads has a headline describing the very thing that Riley is currebtly dealing with.

: Bing Bong was originally sketched by the Director of Photography's 7 years old daughter (left). Pixar illustrators then recreated the drawing in the movie (right).

1 - When Riley is playing "the floor is lava" there is a magazine in a basket on a table featuring Colette from Ratatouille (2007) in the cover.
When Riley is playing "the floor is lava" there is a magazine in a basket on a table featuring Colette from Ratatouille (2007) in the cover.
1 - "Subconscious Guard Frank" is actually named Dave, and "Subconscious Guard Dave" is actually named Frank
"Subconscious Guard Frank" is actually named Dave, and "Subconscious Guard Dave" is actually named Frank

The stacks of memories in long term memory resemble the folds of the brain.

1 - Sadness is in charge for Reily's mum meaning she may have been depressed and anger is in charge for the father which may mean he had anger issues. This would've prompted Reily to run away
Sadness is in charge for Reily's mum meaning she may have been depressed and anger is in charge for the father which may mean he had anger issues. This would've prompted Reily to run away

During Riley's nightmare, a haunted version of her new house is shown with "Grim Grinning Ghosts" playing in the background. This is the same song that plays during Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion.

1 - Disgust confirms, that the personifications of the basic emotions, have brains too.
Disgust confirms, that the personifications of the basic emotions, have brains too.
1 - While driving through the streets of San Fransisco a car is parked in front of a fire hydrant, got ticked and a boot. Another car is also booted for an unknown reason.
While driving through the streets of San Fransisco a car is parked in front of a fire hydrant, got ticked and a boot. Another car is also booted for an unknown reason.

Has scenery and visual designs evocative of the human brain and neural synapses

On Riley's first day of school, Joy wakes up everyone at headquarters with an accordion playing Reveille, a military bugle call. A subtle way of showing her authoritative command masked by something innocuous.

1 - Joy is the only emotion not wearing shoes. Giving the hint that being joyful or happy. Means to in part be care free.
Joy is the only emotion not wearing shoes. Giving the hint that being joyful or happy. Means to in part be care free.

When the family is moving to San Francisco, for a brief second you can see the birds from Pixar's short "For The Birds"

1 - Two of the memory orbs on the shelves contain scenes from Up (2009). One features Carl and Ellie's wedding, while the other shows their house.
Two of the memory orbs on the shelves contain scenes from Up (2009). One features Carl and Ellie's wedding, while the other shows their house.
1 - Riley might be adopted. While there is something like a 6% chance of a child having blue eyes while the parents both have brown eyes, the opening scene where the parents "meet" Riley doesn't exactly give the impression that the mom has just given birth to her.
Riley might be adopted. While there is something like a 6% chance of a child having blue eyes while the parents both have brown eyes, the opening scene where the parents "meet" Riley doesn't exactly give the impression that the mom has just given birth to her.

Riley's emotions correspond to whatever emotion is in control at the time

Inside Out poster
Inside Out poster

Inside Out Plot

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Inside Out. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Director Pete Docter
Stars Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Bill Hader
IMDB score 8.1