Posted on June 16, 2015 at 1:13 am

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Amy Poehler inspired by Oscar winning Tom Hanks for Inside Out!!

The top Hollywood comedienne voices the emotion Joy in Disney Pixar’s upcoming INSIDE OUT which recently got a standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival! Amy apparently got inspired by the classic character ‘Toy Story’ Woody, portrayed by Tom Hanks, for the movie!!

23 September 2012 - Los Angeles, California - Amy Poehler.64th Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. Photo Credit: Byron Purvis/AdMedia
23 September 2012 – Los Angeles, California – Amy Poehler.64th Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. Photo Credit: Byron Purvis/AdMedia

“I listened to Tom Hanks’ performance in Toy Story because it was like, how do you play a character like Woody, who I love and my kids love, that’s like, ‘Come on! Go get ’em!’ without it driving you crazy?'” she laughed “I thought, ‘What would Hanks do?’ – like most things.”

Her latest movie Inside Out recently had a Cannes premiere that left all those present teary eyed and  choked up, calling the film one of the best that has been showcased in Cannes this year!

Inside Out, which also features the voices of Mindy Kaling, Diane Lane, Bill Hader and Lewis Black, reaches Indian theatres on June 26th!