The story follows a happy eleven-year-old Riley Kaitlyn Diasbut her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness Phyllis Smith to the forefront. Well, I know.
By Richard Spillett for MailOnline. A father has called on Disney to recall a talking doll from its latest movie Inside Out after claiming the toy expresses 'suicidal thoughts'. The cartoon - whose characters are the emotions in a young girl's mind - is one of the most eagerly awaited films of the year for parents, with its release tomorrow timed to coincide with the school holidays.
But Andrew Smith, of Dingwall in the Scottish Highlands, fears a doll of one of the emotions, Sadness, could lead to children becoming depressed. Andrew Smith fears the phrases used by the talking Sadness doll from the film Inside Out are too 'heavy'. The doll - one of five 'emotion' characters from the film - says: 'Goodbye friendship, hello loneliness'. But he was shocked to overhear the doll voicing what he says are 'suicidal comments' such as: 'Crying makes me slow down and obsess over the weight of life's problems.
It also states: 'I'm in an emotional slump - my legs don't work. Give me an hour' and 'Goodbye friendship, hello loneliness. Psychology student Mr Smith branded the phrases 'toxic' and called on Disney to recall the toy from sale.
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The father-of-two said: 'I wasn't terribly keen on her buying a doll called Sadness having spent the last year at uni doing psychology. It turned out I was very, very wrong.
Each of Mr Smith's two daughters bought one of the dolls, but he thinks the sadness one should be recalled. Sadness far left is one of five characters personifying the emotions inside a young girl's mind.
The others are left to right Anger, Fear, Joy, and Disgust. Inside Out has been widely praised by critics, with the Daily Mail's Sarah Vine saying it is 'not just funny, clever, surprising, bonkers and multi-faceted' but also has 'a clear operational guide to the inner workings of The film is set in the mind of a young girl, Riley Andersen, where five personified emotions - Sadness, Joy, Disgust, Fear, and Anger - try to lead her through life when she moves to a new city.
Mr Smith says he is happy with the 'Disgust' doll he bought his other daughter, Darcie, six, but fears the Sadness doll is too much for young children.
After he contacted Disney, the company said they hoped seeing the film would give context to what the doll is saying. A spokesman told him in an : 'For our guests who have not yet experienced all the highs, lows, hilarity and love that our Inside Out characters bring to the big screen, it is worth sharing a synopsis of the storyline.
Disney told Mr Smith that the character is key to the film and the doll recites key phrases from the script. The spokesman added: 'At the end of the movie it is Sadness who saves the day. Sadness is pivotal to the happy memories that are created, as without her there can be no value to the feeling of joy.
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Disney has yet to comment directly. It comes after parents also expressed concern that Joy, the happy character, is portrayed as thin whereas Sadness is shown as fat. Leading British child psychotherapist Dilys Daws said: 'It's a pity the sad character is also labelled as being fat, as that means that being fat is sad.
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