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Inside Out 2 Release Date, Trailer, Cast, Plot, Story and Everything We Know

Pixar’s beloved 2015 animated film Inside Out is finally getting a sequel. Inside Out 2 will follow Riley as she enters her teenage years, introducing new emotions like Anxiety to join Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust.

Inside Out 2 is one of the most highly anticipated animated movies 2024. Here’s everything we know so far about the Inside Out sequel’s release date, trailer, cast, plot, story and more.

Inside Out 2 Release Date

Inside Out 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on June 14, 2024. This comes nearly 9 years after the release of the original Inside Out film on June 19, 2015.

Talk of an Inside Out sequel began as early as 2016, with director Pete Docter saying they would explore the idea and see what happens. The film was officially announced at the 2022 D23 Expo.

Inside Out 2 Trailer

The trailer for Inside Out 2 was released in January 2024. It shows a demolition crew literally smashing their way into Riley’s mental headquarters, making room for new emotions.

We meet Anxiety, voiced by Maya Hawke, who says “We wanted to make such a good first impression.” This hints that other new emotions like Embarrassment, Envy and Ennui will also be introduced.

The Inside Out 2 trailer broke records as the biggest animated trailer launch in Disney history, showing huge anticipation for the sequel.

Inside Out 2 Plot and Story

While the first Inside Out followed Riley’s difficult move to a new city, Inside Out 2 will explore her challenging teenage years. The sequel’s plot will dive into Riley’s puberty and the new emotions that come with it.

Director Kelsey Mann said puberty “is hilarious, but it’s also a hard time in our lives.” The end of the original Inside Out teased the concept with a puberty button in Riley’s control centre.

Inside Out 2 will introduce new emotions like Anxiety, Embarrassment, Envy and Ennui to join Riley’s existing emotions. An early poster shows these new feelings literally beneath Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust’s feet.

The frazzled new emotion of Anxiety will be key, representing Riley’s social anxiety as a teenager. We’ll see how all the emotions adapt to working together through Riley’s adolescent challenges.

Inside Out 2 Cast

Some of the original voice cast of Inside Out will reprise their roles for the sequel Amy Poehler as Joy, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, Lewis Black as Angera and Diane Lane as Riley’s mom.

However, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader have been replaced by new cast members Liza Lapira as Disgust and Tony Hale as Fear. The new emotions will be voiced by Maya Hawke as Anxiety and June Squibb in an unconfirmed role

Director Kelsey Mann said Hawke’s Anxiety embodies the self-conscious, awkward essence of the emotion perfectly. Squibb is a veteran actor who has worked with Disney before on films like Toy Story 4.

Inside Out 2 Director

Inside Out 2 will be directed by Kelsey Mann, who is making his feature directorial debut. He takes over from Inside Out director and Pixar legend Pete Docter.

Although new to directing features, Mann is a Pixar veteran who has worked on films like Monsters University, The Good Dinosaur, Onward and Lightyear. He also directed the Pixar short Party Central.

Mann said he couldn’t pass up the chance to explore Riley’s hilarious but poignant teenage years in the Inside Out sequel. He’s ready to bring his Pixar storytelling experience to life as director.

Inside Out 2 Writer and Producer

The Inside Out 2 screenplay comes from original Inside Out writer Meg LeFauve. She earned an Oscar nomination for the first film and went on to write The Good Dinosaur for Pixar.

Mark Nielsen will produce the sequel after associate producing the original Inside Out. He has a long history with Pixar, working in departments from lighting to producing. Nielsen recently executive produced the Pixar short film Carl’s Date.

Where to Stream Inside Out

With excitement building for the sequel, many fans are rewatching the original Inside Out. The easiest way is on Disney+, where you can also see the Inside Out short film Riley’s First Date.

You can also rent or purchase Inside Out on platforms like YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV. And after its theatrical run, expect Inside Out 2 to hit Disney+ as well.

Huge Anticipation for Inside Out 2

Nine years after its debut, the brilliant original Inside Out remains one of Pixar’s most acclaimed and beloved films. Inside Out 2 has some big emotions to live up to, but early excitement is sky-high.

The sequel’s first trailer smashed records. Its story of Riley’s challenging adolescent years contains creative narrative promise. And the returning and new cast members have raised the bar even higher.

When Inside Out 2 finally hits theatres on June 14, 2024, it will undoubtedly be one of the biggest animated events of the year. Pixar is ready to delight fans again as Riley and her emotions continue growing up.

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