Oscar-Nominated ‘Toy Story’ Actor Joins the Cast of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out 2’

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An Oscar-nominated Toy Story actor has joined the cast of Pixar’s upcoming Inside Out 2 (2024).

News of a sequel to the 2015 Pixar film all about adolescent emotions has been swirling around for a while, but in September 2022, Pixar execs confirmed the second part of Riley’s story during the D23 Expo held in Anaheim, California.

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A Voice Cast Switcheroo

It wasn’t long before fans learned that the five original emotions–Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger–will be part of the second film. Two of the original voice actors, however, will not return. Those include Mindy Kaling, the original voice of Disgust, and Bill Hader, the original voice of Fear.

In their places, other actors have stepped in. Tony Hale, who voiced the Forky character in Toy Story 4 (2019) and in the Disney+ series Forky Asks a Question, will lend his voice to Fear, and Liza Lapira will be the voice of Disgust. A brand-new emotion that often debuts in teenage years will also debut in Inside Out 2. Anxiety will join the cast of emotions and be voiced by Maya Hawke.


Forky/Credit: Pixar Animation Studios

Amy Poehler will return as the voice of Joy, Phyllis Smith will lend her trademark voice to Sadness, and Lewis Black will be back as Anger.

A ‘Toy Story’ Actress Joins the Cast of ‘Inside Out 2’

This week, news of another voice actor–this one from Pixar’s Toy Story 4–joining the cast is making the rounds.

According to Variety, June Squibb, whose voice brought life to the antique shop owner in Toy Story 4, will join the cast of Inside Out 2 in a role that is undisclosed at this time.

Toy Story 4's antique shop might have set a Pixar Easter egg record

“Toy Story 4” (2019)/Credit: Pixar Animation Studios

Per CBR:

This marks the 94-year-old actor’s latest collaboration with Disney after voicing minor characters in 2018’s Ralph Breaks the Internet as Grandma Bertha and 2020’s Soul as Gerel. For her incredible performance in Alexander Payne’s 2013 comedy-drama Nebraska, Squibb earned multiple Best Supporting Actress nominations, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award.

A new trailer for the film, which is set for a theatrical debut on June 14, 2024, dropped last week and gives fans slightly more insight into the movie–and even a glimpse at Riley as a teenager.

Fans can get wrapped up in all the emotions when Inside Out 2 hits theaters this summer.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!