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Controversy Plagues ‘Inside Out 2,’ Concerns Over New Characters and Casting Choices Arise

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Despite the film’s release being months away, Inside Out 2 is already the talk of the internet.

Disney and Pixar’s highly anticipated sequel, Inside Out 2, made a roaring debut with its trailer, amassing an astonishing 157 million views within just 24 hours. This unprecedented achievement catapulted it to the top spot as the biggest animated trailer launch in the illustrious history of Disney. Surpassing the previous record holder, Frozen 2, Inside Out 2 has set the bar even higher for animated films.

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Record-Breaking Trailer Takes the Internet by Storm

What’s even more remarkable is that a significant portion of these staggering views, approximately 78 million, poured in from the popular video-sharing platform TikTok. This demonstrates the immense reach and influence of social media platforms in promoting and generating buzz around upcoming films. Part of the excitement around the trailer is because of the introduction of a new emotion: anxiety.

Fans and enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the release of Inside Out 2, and their excitement is palpable as they eagerly count down the days until June 14, 2024, when the film will hit theaters. This highly awaited sequel promises to deliver an enthralling and emotionally captivating cinematic experience, building upon the immense success and impact of its predecessor.

The immense response received by the trailer signifies the profound connection viewers have developed with the original Inside Out, a film that touched the hearts and minds of audiences across the globe. Its innovative storytelling, brilliant animation, and compelling exploration of the strange world of human emotions resonated deeply with viewers of all ages. As such, it comes as no surprise that the sequel has generated an unprecedented level of anticipation.

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What to Expect From ‘Inside Out 2’

However, not everyone is feeling superbly happy about this new film. In fact, many are concerned about the subject matter.

In this new film, we are expecting to meet multiple new emotions. The characters teased in the trailer include Envy, Embarrassment, Ennui, and Anxiety. While Inside Out was praised for tackling tough topics like anger and sadness, others think that these new emotions might be pushing the envelope. TikToker Stra Hat Goofy points out in a recent video that the combination of sadness, anxiety, and ennui (depression/dissatisfaction) could get quite dark very quickly.

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As the character of Reilly ages, some fans think the film could get quite controversial. However, that is not the only drama plaguing this upcoming film. The trailer’s release also informed fans that we can officially not expect the return of Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling, who portrayed fear and disgust in the original film. Rumors that the pair walked away from the franchise after Disney refused to pay them enough have been swirling for a while, and now, those rumors have some backing.

Despite all of these controversies, it still looks like this Disney Pixar film is going to be a massive success. Fans will be thrilled to wait and see what else is to come for Inside Out 2. 

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.