We are vessels filled with thoughts and feelings. Most of them we never become aware of because there's no place for them in our rational minds. They seem childish, inappropriate and too strange. As years go by, we loose track of all those little voices, which we keep shoving into the dark chambers of our unconsciousness. We succumb to our social responsibilities.
In Inside-Out, illustrates the tragedy of an individual loosing the connection with herself. The entire mass of unexpressed emotions has accumulated and grown into an unbearable burden. When the drama becomes intensified to the extent that even breathing becomes difficult, the protagonist gives up control and lets all seams burst. Songs of longing and sadness slip out along with fantastic creatures of all shapes and colors. Having welcomed all aspects of self, any protective shield becomes unnecessary.