Disney and Pixar's new movie Inside Out is more than an animated feature about a pre-teen girl experiencing the excitement, fear, and sadness of moving away to a new city. It's also a powerful message about how important our emotions are, and that we can find our way back from sadness and depression with the right help. It's also a flat-out fun movie, so TMO found what you'll want on your iPhone or iPad after your kids see the film.
Inside Out Thought Bubbles
The official Disney iPhone and iPad game for Inside Out is Inside Out Thought Bubbles. Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust take you through the game while you clear thought bubbles from the screen. It's a simple Breakout-style game that's easy to learn, but has enough challenge to keep kids entertained and adults busy while they wait in line for their morning coffee. Inside Out Thought Bubbles is free, but offers in-app purchases.
Disney's Inside Out makes for a fun iPhone and iPad game
Inside Out Movie Storybook
If you want to relive the movie at your own pace, Disney's novelization is available from the iBookstore. The novelization of Inside Out costs US$8.99, and you can download a sample first to see if the book's style works for you.
Inside Out Junior Novel
Disney has younger readers covered, too, with Inside Out Junior Novel. This version is an easier for kids getting up to speed on their reading skills. Inside Out Junior Novel is available at the iBookstore for $3.99.
Inside Out Read-Along Story Book
For kids who are just learning to read, Disney also has a read-along version of Inside Out. It's easy to follow with plenty of fun and beautifully designed graphics. Inside Out Read-Along Story Book costs $5.99 at Apple's iBookstore.
The big message from Inside Out is that we can't always be happy, and sometimes we can't find our way back from sadness or depression on our own. It's OK to ask for help, and if you or someone you know needs support please reach out. Telling someone to snap out of it, or just get over it, is like asking a fish to climb a tree: it just doesn't work.
If you aren't sure where to turn, check out these resources for contacts who care and can help: