The Sound of Inside Out

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile we talk with Director Pete Docter and Producer Jonas Rivera and Supervising Sound Editor Shannon Mills from Skywalker Sound about their work on Pixar's Inside Out.


Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Sound Credits

Jeremy Bowker Sound Effects Editor
Mark DeSimone Adr Mixer
Jesse Dodd Additional Vo Mixer
Tom Johnson Sound Re Recording Mixer
Doc Kane Original Dialogue Mixer
Ren Klyce Sound Designer
Mary Jo Lang Foley Mixer
Daniel Laurie Supervising Dialogue Editor
Michael Miller Adr Mixer
Shannon Mills Supervising Sound Editor
Alyson Dee Moore Foley Artist
Darpan Patel Sound Re Recording Mixer
Justin Pearson Production Sound Effects Editor
David Peifer Digital Editorial Services
Jonas Rivera Producer
Michael Semanick Sound Re Recording Mixer
Stephen Urata Assistant Re Recording Mixer