Inside Out 2 release date, cast, plot, and more news

The follow-up to the acclaimed Pixar animated movie Inside Out is on the way: here's what we know about the Inside Out 2 release date, cast, and more.

Inside Out 2 release date: Joy

What is the Inside Out 2 release date? The game-changing animated movie is finally getting a sequel — and we, for one, can’t wait! When Inside Out was first released in 2015, it quickly became a phenomenon.

The comedy movie centres around 11-year-old Riley as she tries to navigate the confusing and intense emotions that come with moving home.  Through the personified emotions in her head  — Disgust, Joy, Anger, and Fear — we see how Riley navigates all the changes going on in her life.

Inside Out is widely considered one of the best animated movies ever made (and possibly the best Pixar movie), but despite this, it didn’t get a sequel. Well, Pixar heard our complaints, and a sequel is finally in the works. Here is everything we know about the Inside Out 2 release date, cast, plot, and more.

Inside Out 2 release date

Inside Out 2 is slated for a June 14, 2024 release, but we expect a delay to be announced imminently. 

With the 2023 Writers Strikes, it’s extremely likely the movie will be pushed back and will not make this release date. But Disney haven’t announced anything as of yet.

It’s also unclear whether the family movie will have a theatrical release before dropping on Disney Plus. Still, given the acclaim the first movie received, it seems likely that Inside Out 2 will have a spell in cinemas before hitting the streaming service.

Pixar has also confirmed that the animated movie will be directed by Kelsey Mann, produced by Mark Nielsen, and written by Meg LeFauve.

Inside Out 2 release date: Riley's Head

Inside Out 2 cast speculation

Although it’s too early to say who will be returning, we know that Amy Poehler will be returning as Joy. Unfortunately, there are rumours that Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling won’t be returning as Fear and Disgust.

We also know that there will be a host of new emotions for us to fall in love with (we may even have to update our list of the best cartoon characters).

It’s also worth noting that Hader and Kaling haven’t outright denied they’ll be returning at this stage, so here’s our tentative cast for an Inside Out 2.

Inside Out 2 cast speculation:

  • Amy Poehler as Joy
  • Phyllis Smith as Sadness
  • Bill Hader as Fear
  • Lewis Black as Anger
  • Mindy Kaling as Disgust
  • Kaitlyn Dias as Riley
  • Diane Lane as Mom
  • Kyle MacLachlan as Dad

Inside Out 2 release date: Anger

What will Inside Out 2 be about?

Although exact plot details for Inside Out 2 haven’t been confirmed, Poehler said at the D23 Expo panel that the Pixar movie will “once again take place inside Riley’s head, only this time she’s a teenager,” adding that there will be “new emotions that show up.”

By the end of Inside Out, then 11-year-old Riley had come to terms with moving away, with her respective emotions learning to live in harmony. But with all the challenges and hormones puberty offers, it’s likely that Inside Out 2 will focus on Riley navigating the emotional rollercoaster that comes with being a teenager.

Inside Out 2 release date: Joy

Is there an Inside Out 2 trailer?

It’s too early for there to be a trailer for Inside Out 2. As soon as there is one, we’ll let you know.

In the meantime, enjoy this trailer from the first movie to introduce you to the characters!

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Where can I watch Inside Out 2?

If we learned anything during the pandemic, it’s that Pixar movies belong in cinemas and Inside Out 2 is no exception. We expect the film will be exclusive to theatres before making the leap to Disney Plus a few months after its release.

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