Pixar’s Inside Out 2 Introduces Anxiety as a New Emotion

Pixar has released a new trailer for the upcoming film Inside Out 2, which is the sequel to the 2015 hit Inside Out. The trailer reveals a new emotion that joins the existing ones in Riley’s mind: Anxiety, a lovable orange character voiced by Maya Hawke. Anxiety is described as “new to the crew, but not the type to take a back seat” by director Kelsey Mann. The trailer shows how Anxiety interacts with Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust, and how she affects Riley’s behavior and mood.

The trailer also hints at some major changes happening in Riley’s mind, as a demolition crew shows up at headquarters to make room for something unexpected: new emotions. The trailer ends with a cliffhanger, as Joy asks “Who are they?” and the screen cuts to black. Fans are left wondering what other emotions will be introduced in the sequel, and how they will impact Riley’s life.

The Plot and Release Date of Inside Out 2

According to the official synopsis, Inside Out 2 returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new emotions. Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust, which have long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone.

The sequel is set to release in theaters on June 14, 2024, almost nine years after the first film. The first film was a critical and commercial success, earning over $857 million worldwide and winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The film was praised for its original and inventive story, its emotional depth, and its humor. The film explores the complex emotions of a young girl who moves to a new city and faces the challenges of growing up.

The Cast and Crew of Inside Out 2

The sequel features the return of the original cast, with Amy Poehler as Joy, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, Lewis Black as Anger, Bill Hader as Fear, and Tony Hale as Disgust. Mindy Kaling, who voiced Disgust in the first film, is replaced by Liza Lapira in the sequel. Maya Hawke, who is best known for her roles in Stranger Things and Little Women, joins the cast as Anxiety. Hawke is the daughter of actors Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman.

The sequel is directed by Kelsey Mann, who was the story supervisor for the first film. Mann has also worked on other Pixar films such as Monsters University, The Good Dinosaur, and Coco. The sequel is written by Meg LeFauve, who co-wrote the first film with Pete Docter and Josh Cooley. LeFauve has also written for other Pixar films such as The Incredibles 2 and Captain Marvel.

The Fans’ Reactions to the Trailer

The trailer for Inside Out 2 has generated a lot of excitement and curiosity among the fans of the first film. Many fans have expressed their admiration for the new character of Anxiety, and how relatable and realistic she is. Some fans have also speculated about the other new emotions that might appear in the sequel, and what they might look like. Some of the suggestions include Curiosity, Jealousy, Guilt, and Pride.

The trailer has also sparked some discussions about the themes and messages of the film, and how it will deal with the issues of mental health, adolescence, and identity. Some fans have praised the film for its bold and creative approach to exploring the human mind and emotions, and how it can help children and adults alike to understand themselves and others better. Some fans have also expressed their hopes that the film will be as emotional and impactful as the first one and that it will make them laugh and cry.

How to Watch Inside Out 2?

Inside Out 2 will be released in theaters on June 14, 2024. Fans who want to watch the first film can stream it on Disney+, or buy or rent it on various platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube. Fans can also watch the short films based on the first film, such as Riley’s First Date, Lava, and The Radiator Springs 500 1/2. Fans can also read books and comics based on the film, such as Inside Out: Driven by Emotions, Inside Out: Joy’s Journey, and Inside Out: Sadness Saves the Day.

Fans can also watch the trailer for Inside Out 2 on YouTube, or the official website of Pixar. Fans can also follow the official social media accounts of Pixar and the film, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, for the latest updates and news.

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