shadowjonathan wrote: "fearless Riley"
I think that's where pixar decided the movie wouldn't "work" properly, even though i haven't had depression, i can easily imagine depression isn't a "depression" without constant fear to everything (scared of new home, school, etc. in riley's case)
There's an article in one of the threads that says Riley isn't going to end up going through a depression. I think it's in the "Misc. Articles" thread.
I find this scrapped concept extremely intriguing. Without actually having seen the movie, I already love Fear to pieces, so of course I wouldn't have minded him getting a bigger role at all. But even without my personal bias, from a conceptual standpoint, I think it's a great thing to look at fear (the feeling, not the character) as a positive
force for a change. Most people tend to disregard the reason
we feel that feeling, so I think that's something worthy of being explored in detail.
Agreed, though at least Fear and the others are being presented positively even without being the main focus.
we just have wait for the finished Film come out and wait FF Writers can come up with.
If you're interested, you can see what people already
came up with here
. (some pretty heavy stuff, too!)
Put Joy and Fear in the character boxes and got one of UntoldStories' stories. You're really good, Untold.
Thinking about it a bit...I don't think Fear we know now would work as well as Sadness, just because the guy doesn't seem to be as stuck in his emotion as Sadness. We've seen him smile plenty of times, he continues to interact with Anger despite surely knowing doing so gets him hurt, all in all he acts like he already went through his character development and I imagine that if Joy was stuck alone with him, she's just see his ability to bounce back as admirable. To make him even less fearful would probably make him lose his emotional aspect.
Of course, things change in preproduction all the time and it's possible his character majorly changed once they decided he wasn't going to be the focus. Maybe he was originally much more fearful and unhappy.