Pixar made a triumphant return to the big screen with Inside Out. Cleverly numbskulling the crooked pathway of adolescence with touching honesty and some very smart writing, Inside Out quite rightly took its place as one of the best films of the year.

Known for their intensive story breaking the Pixarians have opened up about their creative process behind the emotions inside Riley’s head. Director Pete Docter has revealed some of the emotions which were being considered in the early stages – either as cameos or as an essential part of the ensemble. You can see Schadenfreude in the header image for example.

USA Today had the first look at some of the emotions which were eventually cut in order to simplify the story.

Here is a look at some of the rejected emotions from Pixar’s Inside Out.

There are a number of others detailed (including a wonderful take on Shame and Embarrassment) on the USA Today site from which this neat video also came.

Here’s Pete Docter talking about the emotional journey to Inside Out, including a look at some of the rejected emotions in action.