Why “Inside Out” is an Important Film for All of us ~ By Sarah Dengan Moje


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Why Inside Out Is An Important Film For All of Us by Sarah Dengan Moje

Ever wonder how your brain works? More to the point, did your child ever ask you how their brain works? Unless you are a neurosurgeon or a psychologist, you may struggle to answer that question. Hey, even if you are in one of those lauded professions, you may struggle to answer that question. Luckily for all of us, Disney Pixar has once again provided us with a perfectly wonderful way to answer one of those difficult questions life and kids throw out at unsuspecting adults every now and then.

Run, don’t walk to the theater to see Inside Out! My three and a half year old and I were there at the 1st showing on Friday morning and it was so very worth it. Pixar created a wonderland of the human mind, with thoughts as shiny as gumballs and emotions perfectly hued to match what they were expressing. Of course Disgust was green and Anger was red. And oh, sadness, with those round magnifying eyeglasses, because isn’t it true that when we are sad, that feeling is magnified by 100%? Fear was a nice mix of a nervous Nellie and a Nerd and Joy, sweet Joy with her blue hair and sparkly dress kept things flowing in the old noggin.

The toys are out already and I know I’ll be running to collect all of them for my pint sized little miss. And maybe, using the movie and the toys as a guide, children all over can learn to not only express their emotions but also understand them and appreciate that every single feeling and emotion is important. Kids need to know it is ok to be afraid, sad, nervous, and even angry. Of course, it’s the most fun to be happy and Disney has once again hit a home run and brought happiness to the lives of everyone who sees this family film. And, what happens when all those emotions mix together? A rainbow of wonder that had tears running down this mom’s face….hey, what can I say? I am in touch with all my emotions!!

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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