Back in September 2022 — at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California — Disney announced that it was creating a sequel to the hit 2015 Pixar film, Inside Out. The original animated film told the story of Riley, a young girl who is moved from the Midwest to San Francisco, California. It is a lot for Riley to handle, and Riley’s emotions go a little wild.
Inside Out starred Amy Poehler as Joy, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, Lewis Black as Anger, Mindy Kaling as Disgust, and Bill Hader as Fear. Kaitlyn Dias provided the voice for Riley. Diane Lane voiced Riley’s mom and Kyle MacLachlan was Riley’s dad.
It seems hard to believe, but Inside Out 2 is slated to hit theaters on June 14! And in preparation for Pixar’s newest film, Disney has just dropped a brand-new trailer. Instead of just seeing Riley’s emotions, we also get to see where Riley is and who she is becoming.
As you can see, Disney and Pixar are still keeping most of Riley’s new emotions under wraps. We have only met Anxiety (voiced by Maya Hawke), but the film will also feature Embarrassment, Envy, and Ennui (the feeling of dissatisfaction).
Sadly, not all the film’s original actors will be returning to the sequel film. Amy Poehler will be back as Joy, Phyllis Smith will return as Sadness, and Lewis Black will be back as Anger. Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling opted not to return as Fear and Disgust. Fear will now be voiced by Hocus Pocus 2, star Tony Hale, and Liza Lapira will voice Disgust.
Disney has shared that Inside Out 2 will try to take a realistic look at the harsh reality of what it is like to be a teenage girl. Much like in Turning Red, Riley will be going through puberty. Her body will be changing, and her emotions will be struggling to figure out how to handle all the major changes happening at once.
Even the trailer’s music gives a sneak peek at what a wild ride the audience will be in for. The new trailer features the song “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne.
Inside Out 2 was written by Meg LeFauve and is directed by Kelsey Mann. The film will also star Diane Lane, once again playing Riley’s mom. Fans were hoping that Richard Kind would return as Bing Bong, but it does not look like that is happening.
Will you be seeing Inside Out 2 when it hits theaters in June? Let us know in the comments!