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Disney Removing Two Main Characters From $858 Million Franchise

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Disney has been a major player in the world of animated and live-action films for nearly a century, and its impact on the entertainment industry is immeasurable. Disney movies are known for their heartwarming storytelling, memorable characters, and groundbreaking animation.

Disney is often associated with classic hand-drawn animation. Their first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), set a high standard for the industry. Classics like Cinderella (1950), The Lion King (1994), Beauty and the Beast (1991), The Little Mermaid (1989), Aladdin (1992), and Mulan(1998) have become timeless and beloved.

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Over the years, Disney has acquired various studios, expanding its movie portfolio. Notable acquisitions include Pixar, Marvel, 20th Century Studios, and Lucasfilm, which resulted in new Star Wars films.

Disney’s acquisition of Pixar in 2006 brought computer-generated animation to the forefront. Pixar, with films like Toy Story (1995), Finding Nemo (2003), and Up (2009), redefined animated storytelling and influenced Disney’s own approach.

Disney’s influence on the film industry extends far beyond animation. Pixar is known for its ability to tell emotionally resonant stories that appeal to both children and adults. Inside Out (2015), for instance, delves into the complexity of human emotions, while WALL-E (2008) explores environmental themes and Up (2009) shows human emotions through the characters.

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Pixar’s dedication to improving the art of animation has resulted in visually stunning and emotionally powerful films, which is why fans fall in love with Pixar films.

Pixar has branched out with making sequels for fan-favorite films. Some successful franchises with sequels include Toy Story 2 (1999), Toy Story 3 (2010), Toy Story 4 (2019), Finding Dory ( 2016), Frozen 2 (2019), and Incredibles 2 ( 2018). These films have maintained the high standards set by their predecessors.

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Inside Out has been a popular Pixar movie and has a sequel in the works. Inside Out was directed by Pete Docter, and this film offers a unique and imaginative exploration of the human psyche, taking viewers on a journey into the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley.

The film’s central premise revolves around the concept that inside Riley’s head are five personified emotions: Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger, and Fear. These characters guide Riley’s actions and reactions, and they live in Headquarters, the control center of her mind. The story unfolds as Joy and Sadness embark on an adventure through Riley’s inner world, which leads to a deeper understanding of the complexity of human emotions. The film beautifully conveys the importance of acknowledging and accepting sadness as a crucial part of emotional well-being.

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Can We Get Some Toast tweeted that the Inside Out Sequel will be missing two popular characters: Fear and Disgust, who were voiced by Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling.

Some new emotions will be making their debut in Riley’s mind as she journeys through puberty in #InsideOut2: Anxiety, Embarrassment, Ennui, and Envy will be joining Joy, Anger, and Sadness as they try to coexist in the complicated mind of a teenager. Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling who voiced Fear and Disgust respectively, will not return due to contractual issues.

Mindy Kaling also gained prominence as a writer, producer, and actress on the American version of The Office. Her character, Kelly Kapoor, was known for her hilarious and often melodramatic personality. And Bill Hader gained widespread recognition as a cast member of the long-running sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. Which the replacement of these characters have not been confirmed it seems they may have contract issues allowing them to star in Inside Out 2.

What do you think Inside Out 2 should include in the film?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.