The food baby Riley hated in 'Inside Out' was different depending on where you live
Time to talk about Inside Out, but don’t worry, we’re not going to talk about Bing Bong (You can put those tissues away). Remember how in the movie, Baby Riley hates broccoli and refuses to eat it? It’s a thing for American children to dislike broccoli, so much so that Pixar thought it was an important cultural aspect to include in the movie. But broccoli disgust isn’t as prominent in other areas around the world. Because of that fact, Pixar actually tweaked the movie for viewers in different countries.
As if Pixar didn’t already have enough on their plate simply animating a 90 minute movie, they re-animated over two dozen different scenes to play all over the world. According to Huffington Post, over 45 different shots of the movie had 28 graphic changes throughout. One of these scenes is Baby Riley refusing the broccoli. While that’s common here in America, Japanese viewers saw Baby Riley refuse to eat green bell peppers instead, and then throw a tantrum over them (cue, Disgust and Anger). Green bell peppers is to Japanese children what broccoli is to us.
That’s not the only change in the movie. As Inside Out’s director, Pete Doctor explained in a press release, “We learned that some of our content wouldn’t make sense in other countries.” At one point, an image of hockey has been replaced with a soccer game, since soccer is much more popular around the world. During another scene, Bing Bong (DON’T CRY) was “[reanimated] so that he points to the letters from right to left, instead of left to right to accommodate certain languages.”
Look at Pixar being incredibly thoughtful for their BILLIONS of fans. It meant a little extra work on their part with animating, but seeing as how Inside Out has made $600 million dollars worldwide, it looks like that effort has more than paid off.
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