By Nina Terrero
Updated May 28, 2015 at 06:48 PM EDT
  • Movie

So how exactly are our personalities formed? With childhood memories, of course, as revealed in a new exclusive clip from Pixar’s upcoming feature film, Inside Out.

In the clip, Joy (Amy Poehler) introduces audiences to some of the memories that live inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind. Thanks to Joy, Riley’s core memories are mostly happy—like the time she scored her first hockey goal during a game with her dad. Stored in glowing orbs of light, her memories fuel different aspects of happy-go-lucky Riley’s personality and correspond to colorful amusement park-like islands that exist in her mind. “Goofball Island is my personal favorite,” says Joy, as she flashes back to some bare-bottomed goofball fun.

Directed by Peter Docter (Up), Inside Out tells the story of what really happens inside a pre-pubescent girl’s head when a cross-country move with her family from Minnesota to San Francisco makes her emotions go haywire. As alpha emotion Joy, Poehler heads up a comedic group of characters voiced by Mindy Kaling (Disgust), Bill Hader (Fear), Lewis Black (Anger) and The Office‘s Phyllis Smith (Sadness).

Inside Out opens in theaters nationwide June 19.


Inside Out

  • Movie
  • PG
  • 93 minutes
  • Pete Docter