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Did You Know Disney Has Changed the Way We Speak?

Inside Out changed how we speak
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“But the really important ones are here. I don’t want to get too technical, but these are called Core Memories. Each one came from a super important moment in Riley’s life, like when she first scored a goal. That was so amazing! And each core memory powers a different aspect of Riley’s personality. Like Hockey Island.”

In 2015, Disney and Pixar released the animated film Inside Out. Inside Out focused on the emotions that live inside our heads and make us who they are. More specifically, the film focused on the emotions of Riley, a young girl whose life was upended when her mom and dad moved her from Minnesota to San Francisco, California.

Inside Out

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Riley finds herself at a new school, trying to make new friends, while still holding on to the life that she loved in Minnesota. And her emotions are struggling just as much. The emotions featured in the films were Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Bill Hader), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling). They all had to work together as Riley adjusted to her new life, but Joy really took the lead and tried to keep Riley as happy a person as possible.

Inside Out

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Inside Out was a huge hit, and fans absolutely adored the unique storyline. But did you know that Inside Out actually changed the way we speak?

X (formerly Twitter) user that Krissy (@krissymurphy) recently asked fellow users if the term “core memory” was actually a widely used term before Inside Out was released.

Don’t laugh but something I have been wondering:

Did the term “core memory” enter your vernacular after seeing “Inside Out” or before? Like, did I just not know it, or is that one people really started using it?

The question had many people wondering the same thing, and, it turns out, we really didn’t. “Core memory” — before the film’s 2015 release — was really a term only used when talking about computers. And the only people who typically used it were those who worked with computers and knew a lot about them.

Fascinating question. I googled it. Basically I searched for any mention of “core memory” before 2015 and it existed, but only as related to computers and a few other things. But purely a scientific term prior to Inside Out

Many people agreed that they did not begin using the term until after 2015, and they love to think about what the term means and how it affects them.

Definitely after. Inside Out has 100% been the inspiration for my use of that word since the movie came out and I love thinking of my emotions and memories in the way Inside Out portrays them. That movie got me through so much as a younger child

Core memory is a widely used term for talking about important times in one’s life. Disney fans love to use it when something special happens during their trips to Disney theme parks. Core memories come in every shape and size and are different for everyone.

Be ready to create more core memories when Disney and Pixar release Inside Out 2 on June 14. Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, and Lewis Black will return as Joy, Sadness, and Anger. Tony Hale will voice Fear and Liza Lapira will voice Disgust.

Inside Out 2

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In addition to the emotions from the first time, Inside Out 2 will also feature several brand-new emotions! Fans will meet Anxiety (Maya Hawke), Envy (Ayo Edebiri), Ennui (Adèle Exarchopoulos), Embarrassment (Paul Walter Hauser), and Nostalgia (June Squibb). Kensington Tallman will provide the voice for Riley, Diane Lane will be back as Riley’s mom, and Kyle MacLachlan will voice Riley’s dad.

What is your favorite Disney core memory? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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