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Kaitlyn Dias Interview for Riley's First Date: Inside Out Short

By March 11, 2016 ,

Disney Movies Anywhere is streaming the critically acclaimed follow-up short, "Riley’s First Date?", free for everyone to enjoy, in celebration of INSIDE OUT’s big win at the Oscars for BEST ANIMATED FEATURE.

Kaitlyn Dias Interview for Riley's First Date Inside Out Short

For a limited time, you can relive Riley’s emotional journey when you visit http://di.sn/6004B5BFC

When Growing Up Madison, ask me to cover an interview with Kaitlyn Dias, who voices young Riley in INSIDE OUT, I was over joyed (get it?).

Kaitlyn Dias Interview for Riley's First Date Inside Out Short

Onica {MommyFactor}: When we first met Riley, she was discovering all her feelings. Now she's going on her first date. Did you have to change anything in terms of voicing her?

Kaitlyn Dias: No Riley is still the same energetic girl who's curious about everything. She's still trying to figure out the way things work but she has a bit more sense of her new home.

Onica {MommyFactor}: Is there anything you'd like to change about her? As she's now getting older?

Kaitlyn Dias: No, I think they're perfectly on point with her. They really did their research with their daughters.

Onica {MommyFactor}: How do you prepare for voicing her. Is there a special routine you go through?

Kaitlyn Dias: Not really. I just jump right in. I just draw on my own personal experiences for emotional recall. Of course. But there's not much to her. She's just a normal girl, like I'm pretty sure I am as well.

Kaitlyn Dias Interview for Riley's First Date Inside Out Short

Onica {MommyFactor}: To me, Riley seems a little different, a bit more out going. She plays hockey! Do you also have these kind's of activities?

Kaitlyn Dias: I go out and do something fun with friends. I tend to lean more towards aquarium and stuff instead of hockey.

Onica {MommyFactor}: For young girls growing up with Riley, what do you want them to take away from this next chapter in her life?

Kaitlyn Dias: First, don't be afraid of your dad. He's just trying to help you and protect you. He loves you very much. He doesn't hate you. I promise. *laughing*

Second, it's OK to be sad. It's a natural part of being human and it's something we all experience. So it's OK to be sad. Just give it some time, let it run it's course and it will move on.

Such wise words from Kaitlyn! Watch (listen to?) Kaitlyn voicing Riley in this exciting bonus feature of the INSIDE OUT release in "Riley's First Date?"

Inside Out: Riley's First Date Short


Riley, now 12, is hanging out at home with her parents in San Francisco when potential trouble comes knocking: a boy shows up at the door. Can Mom and Dad's emotions handle “Riley's First Date?”.

INSIDE OUT features tons of great bonus material, including Riley’s First Date?, And is available in stores, digital HD and on Disney Movies Anywhere.

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  1. I haven't seen that episode as yet but I plan on watching it with my little one who just loves Inside Out. That was a great interview and I'm not very surprised to hear she would prefer the aquarium over hockey. :)