Today, Disney-Pixar released its newest feature film, “Inside Out”, about Riley, a little girl uprooted from her Midwest life when her dad gets a job in San Francisco. The story is told through the eyes of her five different emotions, who try to guide her through the difficult and life changing event.
The film features the voices of Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Lewis Black and Phyllis Smith as Joy, Disgust, Fear, Anger and Sadness.
To voice the Quebec French version of the movie, Disney-Pixar put together a cast of Quebec all-stars, including Charlotte Le Bon, Édith Cochrane, Xavier Dolan, Réal Bossé and Sonia Vachon.
Dubbing is one of the many post-production processes that contributed to the total volume of $1.3 billion in film and television production for the province of Quebec and supported 34,900 full time equivalent jobs in 2013-14.
Meet the Local Voice Cast and Characters:
CHARLOTTE LE BON
Joy is the main and most important of five different emotions that guide 11-year-old Riley. She is voiced by Charlotte Le Bon in the Quebec French-language version of the film.
The daughter of actress Brigitte Paquette, Le Bon got her start as a weathergirl/comedian on the French television news program “Le Grand Journal” on Canal +. Her French film work includes roles in “Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia” (aka Astérix Et Obélix: Au Service de sa Majesté), “The Stroller Strategy” (aka La Stratégie de la Poussette), “La Marche,” “Libre Et Assoupi” and “Le Grand Méchant Loup.” She was recently seen in the films “Yves Saint Laurent” and “The Hundred-Foot Journey.”
Disgust is one of five different emotions that guide 11-year-old Riley. She is voiced by Mindy Kaling in the English-language film and Édith Cochrane in the Quebec French-language version.
A veteran of film, theatre and television, Cochrane has appeared in the TV series “Complexe G,” Série Noir,” “Les Parent” and “Unité 9.” Her film work includes roles in “Hot Dog,” “Les Pee-Wee 3D” and “Aurélie Laflamme.” She is currently co-host of “Les Enfants de la télé.”
Anger is one of five different emotions that guide 11-year-old Riley. He is voiced by Lewis Black in the English-language film and by Réal Bossé in the Quebec French-language version of the film.
Bossé is an actor and writer whose credits include “Seducing Doctor Lewis,” “19-2” and “The Bottle.” He won a Jutra Award in 2008 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for “Continental, a Film Without Guns” as well as a Gémeaux Award in 2011 for writing in the television series “19-2.”
Sadness is one of Riley’s five emotions, voiced by Phyllis Smith in the English-language version of the film, with Sonia Vachon taking on the role in the Quebec French-language version.
Vachon was born in Magog, Québec. She is best known for her work in “5150 Rue des Ormes,” “Le sens de l’humour,” and “It’s Your Turn, Laura.”
Fear is the fifth of five emotions that guide 11-year-old Riley. He is voiced by Bill Hader in the English-language version of the film with Xavier Dolan lending his vocal talents to the Quebec French-language version.
An acclaimed actor, writer and filmmaker, Dolan first gained international recognition when his film “I Killed My Mother,” which he wrote, directed and starred in, won three awards at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. His next four films all received numerous accolades, with his most recent film “Mommy” receiving the Cannes Jury Prize and the César Award for Best Foreign Film.
To watch the English trailer, click here.
Sources: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada | Canadian Media Production Association, Profile 2014: Economic Report on the Screen-Based Media Production Industry in Canada