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Bing Bong
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Others N / A
Personal information
Species Imaginary friend
Gender Male
Place of origin Riley's mind
Relations Riley Andersen (creator)
Current status Deceased
Cause of death Fades away from Riley's mind
Body type Humanoid
Sentience Sentient
Sapience Sapient
Behind the scenes
Universe Inside Out
Performed by Richard Kind

Bing Bong was the imaginary friend of Riley Andersen and existed within her own mind. He is the tritagonist in the Disney/Pixar film, Inside Out.


Bing Bong appears to have a pink cotton candy nougat-filled body with an elephant trunk, cat like whiskers, a purple bushy tail, five digits on each hands and feet, and orange striped legs. He often wears a brown porkpie hat, purple bow tie with pink polka dots, brown jacket, and matching fingerless gloves.

He was created by Riley Andersen when she was a toddler as her imaginary friend. Unfortunately, as Riley grew older she can no longer play and remembering him, as of what happened to Bing Bong; being alone and forgotten in her mind. However, he meet Joy and Sadness, whose both were also lost from the Headquarters. So Bing Bong helps the duo to find their way back to the Headquarters, As Sadness leaves, Joy and Bing Bong must find a way to stop her, but ended stuck in the Memory Dump. As the duo tried hard to escape, Bing Bong leaps from his wagon, leaving Joy the only one escaped. As Joy watches Bing Bong helpless, he tells her to take Riley to the moon before fading away, Joy tearfully promises him to fulfill his wish.


  • Although he was faded away in the film, it's quite possible that Riley still remembers him, as stated in The Bing Bong Book. At the end of the book, Bing Bong finds Storybook Land, where he sees three books, which Riley made when she was a toddler. This could presumably mean that Bing Bong would revive.
  • Actor Richard Kind was actually in tears after saying the character's last words, "Take her to the moon for me, Okay?",
  • He had shared similarities to Koosalagoopagoop from Dexter's Laboratory.
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