Joy Continues in Inside Out Sequel
Pixar enthusiasts, brace yourselves! The long-awaited trailer for “Inside Out 2” has been released, promising a delightful return to the animated world that captured hearts in the original “Inside Out” in 2015.
New Emotion Takes Center Stage
Building on the success of its predecessor, “Inside Out 2” explores the emotions within 11-year-old Riley’s mind, now featuring a new character: Anxiety. The trailer provides a sneak peek into the frazzled, orange-hued emotion that adds an intriguing twist to Riley’s emotional journey.
Casting Changes Bring Fresh Faces
Notably, due to reported salary disputes, Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling will not reprise their roles as Fear and Disgust in the sequel. Instead, Tony Hale steps into the shoes of Fear, while Liza Lapira takes on the role of Disgust. This casting shake-up hints at new dynamics within Riley’s emotional landscape.
Revisiting Riley’s Emotional Odyssey
In the original “Inside Out,” Riley faced the challenges of relocating from Minnesota to San Francisco, struggling to adapt to her new life. The film beautifully portrays the emotional rollercoaster of growing up, depicting Joy and Sadness on a journey through Riley’s mind. Together, they navigated the complexities of settling into a new home and coming to terms with many emotions.
Critical Acclaim for Inside Out
When “Inside Out” initially hit screens, it garnered widespread acclaim, securing the 2016 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Film critic Peter Debruge praised the film’s profound impact, stating, Inside Out’ blows [other Pixar films] away, going beyond the screen to become something audiences will carry around for the rest of their days.” He described it as “an elegant and iconic visual metaphor for understanding [audiences’] own emotions and empathizing with others
Anticipation for the Sequel
The sequel, officially announced at Disney’s D23 Expo in 2022, is helmed by director Kelsey Mann, with Meg LeFauve, the co-writer of the first film, returning to pen the second installment. “Inside Out 2” is scheduled to hit theaters on June 14, 2024, nearly nine years after the release of the original.
Watch the Inside Out 2 Trailer
For a glimpse into the animated journey that awaits, watch the trailer below and get ready to immerse yourself once again in the whimsical world of “Inside Out.
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Cannes Film Review: Inside Out
Reviewed at Cannes Film Festival (noncompeting), May 18, 2015. MPAA Rating: PG. Running time: 95 MIN.
Production: (Animated) A Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures release of a Disney presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios production. Produced by Jonas Rivera. Executive producers, John Lasseter, Andrew
- Crew: Directed by Pete Docter. Co-director, Ronnie Del Carmen. Screenplay, Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; story, Docter, Del Carmen. Camera (color, 3D), Patrick Lin; editor, Kevin Nolting; music, Michael Giacchino; music supervisor, Tom MacDougall; production designer, Ralph Eggleston; sound designer (Dolby Atmos, Datasat), Ren Klyce; supervising sound editor, Shannon Mills; re-recording mixers, Michael Semanick, Tom Johnson; supervising technical director, Michael Fong; supervising animators, Shawn Krause, Victor Navone; character supervisor, Sajan Skaria; effects supervisor, Gary Bruins; stereoscopic supervisor, Bob Whitehill; associate producer, Mark Nielsen; casting, Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon.
- With: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan.