'Inside Out': Meet Missing Emotions Pride and Ennui
Director Pete Docter admits of giving the emotions "human" names at one point, "I was wrong on that one."
Who is missing from Inside Out?
In a new clip from a special Blu-ray/DVD edition of Pixar’s animated blockbuster — which goes into the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley as she and her family move across the country — director Pete Docter introduces some of the emotion-based characters that didn’t make the film.
Those left on the cutting-room floor include Pride, Hope, Schadenfreude (the joy of watching others in pain) and Ennui (the feeling of dissatisfaction). Early on, twenty-six emotions were characterized before the cast was narrowed down to five basic emotions: Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling), according to the clip shared by USA Today.
Also, the emotions had their own "human" names at one point: Anger was Ira, Fear was Freddy, and Pride was Preston.
"We were very opposed to calling them by their emotion," says Docter in the clip. "We thought we were being very clever and not so on-the-nose. That ended up being more confusing than it was worth, so I was wrong on that one.”
Head to USA Today to watch a video with the missing emotions.