Character information
Name Joy
Franchise Inside Out
Sex Female
Species Emotion
Friends Anger
Enemies Jangles the Clown
Occupation Running Riley's mind
Residence Riley's Mind
Voice Actor Kate Higgins

"Hi, I'm Joy! Hope you're ready to have some fun, because I know I am!"
-Joy, when placed on the Disney Infinity Base

Joy is the protagonist of Pixar's 2015 film Inside Out. She is playable in Disney Infinity 3.0. She was revealed to be playable by a leak. She is included with Anger in the Inside Out Play Set, which was released at launch.[1]


Joy is lighter than the other emotions, and stays in the air longer during her jumps.[2] She also has the ability to glide across large gaps,[3][4] using a move that has been said to be similar to Yoshi's flutter jump from the Super Mario games.[5]

She (As all of the other emotions) can throw memory orbs which when charged can heal other players, and has a combo, using waves of happiness to attack. Her special is that she jumps in the air and releases a wave of joy.


  • Joy's figure has a memory orb at the bottom, which glows when the figure is placed on the Infinity Base, as is the case with the other Inside Out figures. Joy's is yellow, the color of a happy memory in the film.
  • John Vignocchi has confirmed via Twitter that Joy will not be voiced by Amy Poehler, who voices her in the film, as she was too busy to do so. In the game, she is instead voiced by Kate Higgins, who is known for voicing Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury in the Viz redub of Sailor Moon, Sakura Haruno in the Naruto series, Miles "Tails" Prower and Wave the Swallow in the Sonic the Hedgehog series and Pauline in the Super Mario Series as of 2010 - 2017.[6]
    • Joy even has a slight resemblance to Ami Mizuno, another character voiced by Kate Higgins.
    • This makes Joy the fourth character in-game to be voiced by an actor known from the Sonic series, the first being Thor (who is voiced by Travis Willingham, whom voices Knuckles) second is Captain America (who is voiced by Roger Craig Smith, who does the current voice of Sonic as of 2010), and third being Black Widow (who is played by Laura Bailey, who does the voice for Blaze the Cat).
  • In the film, Joy has 5 fingers on each hand, but in the game, she only has 4.
  • According to Pete Docter, her appearance is based on a star or a burst of energy.
  • Her model number is 1000216.


For all photos and videos, see Joy/Gallery.