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

We're ready to have our emotions run over again when the Inside Out 2 release date crash lands in cinemas, so here's everything we know.

Joy, Sadness, Anger, Anxiety, Fear, and Disgust in Inside Out 2

When is the Inside Out 2 release date? The touching animated movie is finally getting a sequel — we, for one, can’t wait! When Inside Out came out in 2015, it quickly became a comfort film for many thanks to its nuanced depiction of accepting challenging emotions.

For that, and much more, we think Pixar‘s Inside Out is one of the best animated movies ever made. Well, someone heard our cries because Inside Out 2 is happening. Here’s everything we know about one of the most exciting new movies coming soon.

When is the Inside Out 2 release date?

Inside Out 2 is coming to cinemas on June 14, 2024.

With the 2023 Writers Strike and Actors Strike, we were almost sure it would be moved. Thankfully, we were wrong! Almost nine years after one of the best Pixar movies, your local multiplex will once again bathe in the soft hues of Sadness and warm yellows of Joy.

The sequel is directed by Kelsey Mann, produced by Mark Nielsen, and written by Meg LeFauve.

Inside Out 2 release date: Riley's Head

Who’s in the Inside Out 2 cast?

Amy Poehler as Joy, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, and Lewis Black as Anger are back in Inside Out 2. Unfortunately, Bill Hader’s Fear and Mindy Kaling’s Disgust aren’t.

The pair not returning for the sequel is reportedly due to contractual talks breaking down. Puck News alleged Poehler was offered $5 million while the remainder of the main emotions were offered $100,000. Yikes.

Kaling confirmed she wouldn’t be coming back, telling The Wrap “I had a great time working on Inside Out and am sure Inside Out 2 will be great. But I’m not working on it.”

Tony Hale and Liza Lapira will take over as Fear and Disgust. Diane Lane also is back as Riley’s mom, and Maya Hawke has joined as Anxiety!

Maya Hawke as Anxiety in Inside Out 2

Inside Out 2 cast list:

  • Amy Poehler as Joy
  • Phyllis Smith as Sadness
  • Lewis Black as Anger
  • Tony Hale as Fear
  • Liza Lapira as Disgust
  • Kaitlyn Dias as Riley
  • Diane Lane as Mom
  • Maya Hawke as Anxiety

Disgust, Joy, Sadness, Fear, and Anger in Inside Out 2

What will Inside Out 2 be about?

Amy Poehler said Inside Out 2  will “once again take place inside Riley’s head, only this time she’s a teenager,” and “new emotions” show up.

Poehler’s comments at the D23 Expo were confirmed when we met Anxiety in the first trailer. She shows up unannounced with a suitcase, ready to move into Riley’s teenage brain. Relatable.

By the end of Inside Out, 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, Inside Out 2 will focus on Riley navigating the emotional rollercoaster that comes with being a teenager.

The first film’s portrayal of all emotions being essential to the human experience was stunning, and we expect a similar throughline here.

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Is there an Inside Out 2 trailer?

The first Inside Out 2 teaser trailer was released on November 9, 2023.

In it, we get our first look at Hawke’s frazzled rendition of Anxiety, fit with red hair and a charming goofy smile. Our favorite part? The declaration that it will be “the feel sad movie of 2024”.

Not at risk of upsetting our best feel-good movies ranking, then.

A screencap from the Inside Out 2 trailer

Where can I watch Inside Out 2?

Inside Out releases in cinemas on June 14, 2024. Unlike some recent Pixar films, it will be a theatrical exclusive.

If we learned anything during the pandemic, it’s that Pixar movies belong in cinemas — Inside Out 2 is no exception.

We expect the movie will make the leap to paid video on demand and then Disney Plus shortly after that. The length of time between cinemas and those formats depends on box office performance. The better it does, the longer it’ll play in cinemas.

Growing up sucks, I know, so check out our guide to the best teen movies for all your coming-of-age needs. We’ve also got a list of the best cartoon characters and the best Disney movies for more family-friendly fun. Finally, you can check out our picks for the best movies ever made.