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Did you say BIRTHDAY?!
―Jangles the Clown to Joy and Sadness


Jangles the Clown (or simply Jangles) is a minor antagonist in the 2015 Disney/Pixar animated feature film Inside Out. He is one of Riley's darkest fears.

Physical appearance[]

As a twisted figment of Riley's encounter with clowns, Jangles is a giant clown with blue hair, a white face with a creepy smile, a large red nose, and bright green eyes. He is dressed in a red top and blue polka-dot pants with big floppy shoes and carries a huge hammer. His authentic self, however, is a normal-sized clown with normal eyes, though that did not change how Riley saw him.

Role in the film[]

In real life, Jangles was an entertainer who attended 6 years of drama school prior to his job. When he was hired for Riley's third birthday party, Riley became so scared of him that he traumatized her. The experience created a gigantic, twisted version of him within Riley's mind and was kept in Subconscious.

When Bing Bong is put into Subconscious, he is imprisoned in a cage made of balloons on top of the slumbering Jangles. After Joy and Sadness rescue him from Jangles, Joy wakes him up to get Riley awake so they can use the Train of Thought to get back to Headquarters. Luring Jangles into Dream Productions, Riley captures his image in her dreams and wakes up. Joy, Sadness, and Bing Bong then hop on the train and escape the rampaging Jangles.

It is unknown what happened to Jangles in Riley's mind, although it can be assumed that Jangles destroyed Dream Productions, and was subsequently locked back into the Subconscious.

During the credits scene, the real Jangles is seen at a birthday party and is revealed to secretly hate his job. His emotions are shown too, and one of them was not pleased that Jangles had to take six years of drama school to become an entertainer and end up being ignored by the children.

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Trivia[]

  • Several Pixar employees confirmed that Jangles is a tribute to their old friend, Joe Ranft, who occasionally dressed up as a clown named Buttocks.[1][2]
  • Many of the memory orbs in the real Jangles' mind are blue, purple, or green.
  • As revealed in the Inside Out themed-You Choose The Ending book, "Forget This!" at the birthday party where Riley met Jangles, he put Riley in a balloon pit that she could not get out of, and her mother had to come and rescue her.
    • This explains why Riley fears him.
  • All of his emotions are male and wear clown make-up.

References[]

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Media
Films: Inside Out (video/soundtrack) • Inside Out 2 (video/soundtrack)

Shows: Dream Productions
Shorts: Riley's First Date?
'Video Games: Inside Out: Thought BubblesDisney Infinity: 3.0 EditionDisney Crossy RoadDisney Emoji BlitzLEGO The IncrediblesDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney Magic KingdomsDisney Speedstorm
Books: The Art of Inside OutThe Art of Inside Out 2

Disney Parks
The AnnexInside Out HeadquartersInside Out Emotional WhirlwindPLAY!Pixar Pal-A-Round

Entertainment: Pixar Playtime PalsPixar Pals Playtime Party
Restaurants: Angry Dogs
Shops: Bing Bong’s Sweet StuffInside Out: Joyful Sweets
Parades: Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!Dreams.... And Shine Brighter!Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street PartyPixar Play Parade
Fireworks: Disney EnchantmentDisney in the StarsHappily Ever AfterIlluminate! A Nighttime CelebrationMomentousTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular
Spring: Disney Color-Fest: A Street Party!
Summer: Pixar Water Play Street Party!
Christmas: World of Color: Season of Light

Characters
Inside Out: The Emotions (JoySadnessFearDisgustAnger) • Mrs. Andersen's EmotionsMr. Andersen's EmotionsBing BongRainbow UnicornThe ForgettersJangles the ClownJangles's EmotionsRiley AndersenMrs. AndersenMr. AndersenMegFrank and DaveJordanFritz Brazilian Helicopter PilotMind Workers

Inside Out 2: New Emotions (AnxietyEnvyEmbarrassmentEnnuiNostalgia) • Val OrtizGrace HsiehBree YoungCoach RobertsBloofyPouchyLance SlashbladeDeep Dark Secret
Deleted characters: GloomHopePrideLoveGuiltShameSchadenfreudeIdea Farmer

Locations
Riley's Mind: Emotion HeadquartersLong Term MemoryImagination LandDream ProductionsAbstract ThoughtPersonality IslandsSubconsciousMemory DumpBelief SystemVaultStream of ConsciousnessSar-ChasmBack of the Mind

Real Life locations: MinnesotaSan FranciscoRiley's HouseBay Area High School

Objects
Memory OrbsCore Memory OrbsTrain of ThoughtDaydreamsBottomless BagRocket WagonPixar BallA113Pizza Planet TruckSense of SelfBrainstorm
Songs
Bundle of JoyThe Bing Bong SongTripleDent GumItoshi no RileyBack in BlackTake My Breath AwayGrowing UpBloofy's House Theme SongA Scene
See also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box


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