Pixar’s Inside Out hit theaters in 2015, where it focuses on personifications of human emotions, manipulating the bodies of people around them like giant mechs. At D23 Expo, a sequel was announced – and while details are still scarce, we know that Amy Poehler will be back. The film will be called Inside Out 2 and will still focus on Riley, the human girl from the first film who is now a teenager. New emotions will also be introduced, but we don’t have any selection information for them, nor are there any indications of who might return other than Poehler.
The story initially centers on Joy, voiced by Amy Poehler, Sadness, voiced by Phyllis Smith of The Office, knowing that they alone cannot sustain one’s entire life. They are joined by Bill Hader as Fear, Mindy Kaling as Disgust and Lewis Black as Anger. Also, there is a deeply traumatic scene with an elephant-like imaginary man named Big Bong (Richard Kind). Believe us, it was a tear.
Oh joy! Amy Poehler returns to star in Inside Out 2. Directed by Kelsey Mann, produced by Mark Nielsen and written by Meg LeFauve, Inside Out 2 by Disney and Pixar releases in the summer of 2024. pic.twitter.com/HMHY391vN9
– Pixar (@Pixar) September 10, 2022
This is just one of several major announcements regarding Disney and Pixar launching D23 today. Early afternoon, Hocus Pocus 2 was given the first trailer and coming soon Movie Haunted Mansion added Jamie Lee Curtis (and possibly Jared Leto) to the cast. Meanwhile, coming live-action mermaid released a new teaser.
D23 Expo will continue into the weekend, and we can expect to see more significant announcements, revelations, and trailers for Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars as the convention progresses.
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