Inside Out 2 is officially making its theatrical debut! Considering the mainstream success of the first movie when it came out in 2015, the sequel was long overdue. As the release date news surfaced, we also came across brand-new emotions ready to unfold in the forthcoming chapter. So, without further delay, let’s dive into the details.
Inside Out 2: Release Date
Inside Out 2 is set to hit theaters on June 14, 2024.
The movie was announced in 2022 at the 2022 D23 Expoin Anaheim, California. Pixar also posted to the official Pixar Twitter page.
Oh JOY! Amy Poehler is back to star in Inside Out 2. Directed by Kelsey Mann, produced by Mark Nielsen, and written by Meg LeFauve, Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2 releases Summer 2024. pic.twitter.com/HMHY391vN9
— Pixar (@Pixar) September 10, 2022
Northern Michigan University 1998 alumnus Kelsey Mann has directed the movie! The American screenwriter, Meg LeFauve, who co-wrote the first film in the Inside franchise, has penned the sequel’s script.
Who Is Starring in the Sequel?
Remember Joy from the first movie? Well, she is coming back! Amy Poehler has been confirmed to voice the emotion of Joy. Unfortunately, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader will not return to voice Disgust and Fear.
Kaling confirmed his absence from Inside Out 2 in an interview with The Wrap. She reassured fans that the movie would be fantastic. However, the actor denied any news of her involvement in the sequel.
Additionally, Tony Hale is going to voice Fear. And Liza Lapira is voicing Disgust. Phyllis Smith and Lewis Black are also returning as Sadness and Anger.
The new emotion of Anxiety is being voiced by none other than the talented Maya Hawke.
The Chief Creative Officer of Pixar, Pete Docter, explained that the thought process behind adding new emotions was to enable Riley to deal with new emotions as a teenager. Also, the goal is to explore new emotions through the sequel.
The teal-colored Embarrassment is another new emotion. For now, we do not know how Riley will feel this emotion. However, as a teenager, her life will be full of embarrassing moments. So, we will indeed behold a lot of this emotion.
Envy is being portrayed as a pink creature with sparkly hair! Another most talked-about emotion is the dark blue/purple Ennui. In simpler terms, Ennui denotes “a feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do.”
All of these emotions perfectly align with a typical teenager’s life. If you are curious about the circumstances in which we will watch these emotions, you will have to wait until June.
Other than Maya Hawke, we are still awaiting the complete list of cast members set to voice the new emotions, as there will be new additions this time.
Unraveling the Plot
Riley is a teenager, and the additions of Embarrassment, Envy, and Anxiety surely indicate that she will have a life-changing transition.
According to the official plot synopsis, the movie will start when Riley turns 13. This is where things start going south, as there is an unexpected demolition in the headquarters to make space for the new emotions. The first one to make its grand entry is Anxiety!
From the trailer, it is evident that, out of all the new emotions, Riley will find it challenging to deal with Anxiety. As she grows up, this emotion will heavily affect her relationships with her parents, friends, and even herself.
Riley will not be the only one affected by this unwelcome guest. With new emotions in the picture, the older ones will also have difficulty coping with these entries.
The Official Trailer
Watch the official trailer for the Pixar movie here:
Well, that was everything you needed to know about Inside Out 2. If more information surfaces, we will update this site immediately. So, remember to bookmark this page!