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A joyful memory showing Riley going down a slide.

Memories are important objects from the Disney/Pixar film Inside Out, containing the memories of the person they belong to. The memories differentiate in color, each one representing a specific emotion - yellow for Joy, blue for Sadness, green for Disgust, purple for Fear and red for Anger. They are activated by the Emotions in Headquarters of a person to make that person remember things.

List of Memories

Other Memories

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  • During the events of Inside Out, if Sadness touches a Memory Orb, the memory will become sad and the orb's color will change to blue. This is probably because the memories are all from Minnesota and Riley is not going back, which makes her memories of Minnesota sad. If this hypothesis is correct, presumably nothing would happen to the San Francisco memories.
  • At the end of the movie, Joy and Sadness combining forces to bring Riley home reveals that two emotions can create a memory. Afterwards, more emotions can take control at once with their new, larger console, and two-color memories become common.
    • Assuming that all emotions are able to combine to create multi-colored memories, there are a total of 120 different combinations of memory colors.
  • As memories age, their playback becomes unclear and their color gradually fades. The Forgetters remove the older memories from Long Term Memory and throw them in the Memory Dump when this happens, where the memories will eventually crumble to dust and blow away.
  • Some memories which contain only factual information seem to have no initial color at all and are simply gray.
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