Great Job, Internet!: Video essay examines how Inside Out portrays emotional theories

Pixar’s Inside Out was a rousing success and has since gone on to be shortlisted for best animated feature Oscar. Many people were taken aback by the movie’s messages about emotions and, especially, the role that sadness plays in shaping the lives and selves of young people (specifically that it’s not always a bad thing). In turn, the film went on to inspire many different internet ventures, whether it’s Disney synergistic video of the Emotions reacting to The Force Awakens trailer, a video using the same inner workings of a mind to determine whether something is racist, or the inevitable Inception mashup. Clearly the film touched a cultural nerve, being used as the launchpad for many a parody, but it also has led to deeper thinking and a new compelling video essay about the role of emotions in western society.

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