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Anger (Inside Out)

The emotions in 2015’s Inside Out are some of the most fun characters Pixar has ever given us. After all, what is more entertaining than colorfully animated personifications of the emotions we all feel every day?

Fear, Disgust, Sadness, and Joy all have their shining moments. Joy and Sadness are the main characters of the story, who go adventuring through Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, and Memory Dump while Fear, Disgust, and Anger hold down the fort at central command. But the real star inside Riley’s head is Anger.

Short-tempered and explosive, Anger’s head literally bursts into flames whenever he’s had enough, which happens quite a bit, especially once Joy and Sadness are gone. Though his tantrums lead to the crumbling of nearly all of Riley’s islands (Friendship, Family, Honesty, and Hockey), he is by no means the villain of the story.

In fact, for all his touchiness, he’s one of the most endearing characters, as his frequent eruptions on Riley’s behalf are certainly recognizable in ourselves. One of the most intriguing aspects of Anger’s character is revealed when the audience sees the emotions inside Riley’s parents minds, and Anger is revealed to be the dominant emotion in her father, just considerably more controlled and even-tempered than Riley’s Anger. This brief clip raises all sorts of questions about the development of the emotions – both as characters and as actual human feelings.