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Inside Out wins top prizes at the Annie Awards

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Disney and Pixar should be feeling a lot of joy right now.

Inside Out was the big winner at the 43rd Annie Awards, which honor the year’s achievements in animation. Going into the awards, Inside Out led with 14 nominations, more than any other film, and it won in 10 categories, including best animated feature. Peter Docter also won for best director and outstanding achievement in writing (with Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley), and Phyllis Smith, who voices Sadness, was recognized for outstanding achievement in voice acting.

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Inside Out: Phyllis Smith had no clue Sadness would be prominent character

Pixar’s breakout summer hit Inside Out – about five emotions that live inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley – achieved the near-impossible: helping children and adults alike better understand the complexity of feelings like joy, sadness, fear, disgust and anger.

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Visit the long-term memory library in new Inside Out trailer

In the world of Pixar’s Inside Out, our long-term memories are mazes and our dreams are made in a Hollywood-esque production studio. The new trailer for the film, about the personified emotions inside a young girl’s head, shows how Joy (Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) encounter these brain lands as they go on adventure to make things right for Riley after a fight that impacts the girl’s core memories. 

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