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Make room for new emotions.
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Inside Out 2 is an American computer-animated film and the sequel to Inside Out. As the second film installment in the franchise of the same name, it was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios.

It is Pixar's 28th animated feature, and was theatrically released on June 14, 2024.[1]

Synopsis[]

Inside Out 2 returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who've long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren't sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she's not alone.

Plot[]

Spoilers start here.


Riley's emotions are happily tending to her during a hockey game and preparing her for high school. As they work in tandem, the emotions have created a sub-basement in Headquarters called the "Sense of Self" where they place the memories that help build Riley's character. This results in the creation of a ball of strands that voices Riley's inner self; "I am a good person". Joy has also built a pipe that shoots out terrible memories that they want to forget to the "back of the mind". Riley wants to try out for her high school's hockey team, the Fire Hawks, and the emotions make sure that Riley feels her best self.

In the middle the night, the emotions are awoken by the sound of the puberty alarm. Headquarters is suddenly swarmed with workers who proceed to take apart the place and make additions to the control board. They leave without having finished, but warn them of new people coming in. The emotions quickly learn that their effect on Riley is much more unstable with her overreacting over minute details. Riley gets ready to go to hockey camp with her friends Grace and Bree. She calms down when she voices her intent for the three of them to make the Fire Hawks together, but Grace reveals that she and Bree are actually going to another high school, much to Riley's worry.

Upon arriving at camp, the emotions are shocked to be greeted by Anxiety, a new emotion who constantly concerns herself with the worst case scenario in Riley's future. They also meet Envy, who is constantly jealous and amused at the other's traits, Embarrassment, who rarely speaks to the others, Ennui, who chills out on her couch and alters the control board with her phone, and Nostalgia, who constantly reflects on the past, but remains downstairs throughout the majority of the film.

Riley runs into her idol Valentina "Val" Ortiz who became a Fire Hawk during her freshman year. Anxiety and Envy ensure that Riley comes off as assured in front of Val, though they manage to make it incredibly awkward. When Riley struggles with either going with Val or her friends, Anxiety forces Riley to ignore her Sense of Self. While in the locker room, Joy gets Riley to goof off with Grace and Bree, however Coach Roberts catches them and orders everyone to give up their phones and has them do exercises, making Riley embarrassed.

Anxiety continues to push Riley to look cool in front of Val and ignore Grace and Bree. To accomplish this, she takes her Sense of Self and launches it to the back of the mind. Anxiety tells Joy that she needs to reinvent Riley for the future and has Embarrassment literally bottle up Joy, Anger, Sadness, Disgust, and Fear and send them all the way back to the vault along with Riley's other hidden beliefs and emotions. In the meantime, Anxiety gets Riley to get back on Val's good side and motivates her to practice extra hard and to look good in front of her and Coach Roberts.

While in the vault, the emotions meet Bloofy and Pouchy, characters from a cartoon show that Riley still likes, Lance Slashblade, a video game character that Riley and Disgust have a crush on, and Deep Dark Secret, a large being that hides Riley's most terrible secret. Deep Dark Secret breaks them out of their bottle while Pouchy produces a stick of dynamite to help them get out. Lance manages to defeat the security guards (by rolling into a ball and inadvertently knocking them into each other) and the emotions escape. They find the stream of consciousness and Joy plans for them to find Riley's Sense of Self at the back of the mind and coerces Sadness to go back up to Headquarters so that she can recall them back via walkie talkies.

Anxiety continues to have Riley alienate her friends in favor of Val and her group. During this time, she has her sarcastically quip about a band she likes, has her eating a protein bar that lacks flavor, and pushes her to constantly overwork herself, making her act out. Joy, Anger, Disgust, and Fear's journey to the back of Riley's mind is blocked off by the Sar-chasm, forcing them to go the long way around through the aisles of Riley's long term memory.

After Fear, Disgust, and Anger voice their frustration with their predicament, Joy admits that she does not know what to do and that she feels hopeless and pushed to her limit over constantly having an upbeat attitude. The others apologize and proceed to venture further. They eventually get to Imagination Land, but find that everything is being rearranged, save for "Mount Crushmore". They find that the massive pillow fort has been converted into a studio that creates future anxieties for Riley. The emotions convince the workers to envision positive ideas for Riley. While this causes Riley to be put at ease, this upsets Anxiety as she finds them unrealistic. The workers start ignoring Anxiety, and the emotions flee from security.

The emotions run into a literal parade of future jobs and capture a balloon of Riley as a judge and fly away. Back at Headquarters, Sadness has holed herself up in a corner trying to read through the manuals for an answer. She is found out by Embarrassment, but he chooses to keep quiet about her existence. Anxiety decides to pull ideas, portrayed as light bulbs, so that she can make Riley change her mind. They call upon several, causing a brain storm to form and hindering Joy, Disgust, Anger, and Fear's adventure. They ultimately escape the storm, but a giant light bulb is brought back to Headquarters.

Anxiety has Riley get out of bed and head to Coach Roberts' office so that she can see how well she is doing at camp. Sadness manages to get Ennui's phone to prevent her from going through with it, but she is found out and captured. The emotions discover that Riley is "not ready yet", causing Anxiety to suggest completely devoting themselves to making themselves look better than everyone else. Riley's new Sense of Self forms, created entirely with Anxiety's emotions, and now utters "I'm not good enough", though Anxiety nervously insists that it will go away eventually, which becomes concerning to the other emotions.

Joy, Disgust, Anger, and Fear finally reach the back of the mind and climb the mountain of abandoned memories. They found the Sense of Self and contact Sadness who managed to escape thanks to Embarrassment. She is too late to save the other emotions as Anxiety tears apart the pipe back. Joy finally breaks down as she is incapable of trying to put together how to save Riley who has grown into a self-conscious, self-hating individual. Anger calls upon Pouchy who gives them a lot of dynamite so that they can ride a flood of memories back to Headquarters.

During her hockey game, Riley injures Grace and is sidelined, causing her to have an anxiety attack, caused by Anxiety rapidly attempting to fix Riley and creating a wind storm in Headquarters. Sadness, Embarrassment, Ennui and Envy try to remove the new Sense of Self but is unable to as Anxiety is still in control of the console. The rest of the emotions return with the memories imbuing themselves into the threads of Riley's Sense of Self. As they make it back to the top, Joy reaches out to Anxiety telling that she doesn't get to choose who Riley is so she can have a better future and that everything will be okay and that she needs to let Riley go, freeing her from her own anxiety and allowing the other emotions to successfully remove the new Sense of Self.

Joy places the original Sense of Self on the pedestal, but it is not enough to stop the storm. After a remorseful Anxiety apologizes to Joy for what she's done and admits she can't determine who Riley is, Joy realizes that pushing her mistakes to the back of her mind limited Riley's world view. She removes the Sense of Self and allows the flood of memories to create a new one, making Riley complex and emotional. Grace and Bree check on Riley, who admits that she was upset over them going to different high schools and wanted to prove herself to make up for it. She apologizes for how she behaved and Grace and Bree forgive her, promising her that they will always be friends. The control panel willingly calls Joy to make Riley happy now that she is better.

Riley continues to warm up with Val and the rest of the Fire Hawks while still keeping tabs on Grace and Bree. Anxiety now has a corner for herself so that she can relax, Embarrassment becomes more open, though he is still shy, and the rest of the Emotions embrace their expanding family, though Nostalgia still remains in the basement. Riley, now having an ever changing Sense of Self, continues to live her life as she gets a text about her possible Fire Hawks recruitment. She opens it and smiles.

In the mid-credits scene, Riley's parents ask her how hockey camp went. The emotions grow worried, but Ennui simply has her say it was alright. Mom's emotions start to wonder what Riley meant by that, then Mom's Anxiety appeared when she looked at Riley's red locks and wondered if she made a band. And Mom's Sadness welcomed Mom's Anxiety back to Headquarters while Dad's Anxiety appeared and wondering the same thing that Mom's emotions wondered, and Dad's emotions affirmed that it's exactly what Riley said. Then they to go back to watching the game.

In the post credits scene, Joy lets Deep Dark Secret out and asks what his secret is. He admits that Riley was the one who burnt the hole in the rug, with Joy admitting that she thought it was when she peed in the pool. This causes Deep Dark Secret to lock himself in the vault again.

Spoilers end here.


Cast[]

Additional voices[]

Music[]

Main article: Inside Out 2 (soundtrack)

On March 7, 2024, with the release of the second trailer and poster, it was revealed that Andrea Datzman had composed the film's score, taking over for Michael Giacchino.

Release[]

Inside Out 2 was released in theaters across the United States on June 14, 2024. The teaser trailer to the film was released on November 9, 2023, hinting that new emotions would be coming to Riley's mind.[5] Following the teaser, the official trailer was released on March 7, 2024. Almost a week and a half before the film's release, a final trailer was unveiled on June 4, 2024.

Reception[]

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 91% of 286 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 7.6/10. The website's consensus reads: "Spicing things up with the wrinkle of teenage angst, Inside Out 2 clears the head and warms the heart by living up to its predecessor's emotional intelligence."[6] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 73 out of 100, based on 59 critics, indicating "generally favorable" reviews.[7]

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Trivia[]

  • This is the fourth Pixar film of the 2020s to be produced in a 2:39:1 aspect ratio after Onward, Soul, and Lightyear.
    • This is the sixth Disney animated film of the 2020s to be produced in a 2:39:1 aspect ratio after Onward, Soul, Raya and the Last Dragon, Lightyear, and Strange World.
    • This is the fifth Pixar sequel to be produced in a 2.39:1 aspect ratio.
    • This is the first Inside Out film to be shot in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio, unlike the first film which was produced in 1.85:1.
    • This is the first Inside Out film to use the 2022 Disney opening logo.
    • This is the eleventh animated sequel to be produced in a 2.39:1 aspect ratio, unlike the previous installments which were produced at 1.85:1, after Rugrats Go Wild, Shrek Forever After, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Planes: Fire & Rescue, Ice Age: Collision Course, Despicable Me 3, Sherlock Gnomes, Toy Story 4, A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, and Minions: The Rise of Gru.
  • Inside Out is the sixth Pixar film to become a franchise, after Toy Story, Cars, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles.
    • It is also the first Pixar film released in the 2010's to become a franchise, since the precedents are from the 1990's (Toy Story) or 2000's (Cars, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles).
  • This is the seventh Pixar sequel and the first Pixar sequel released in the 2020's.
    • This is also the first Pixar sequel which John Lasseter had no involvement with since his exit from Disney and Pixar in late 2018.
  • This is the fifth Pixar sequel or prequel to have a different director from the previous films in the franchise, after Toy Story 3, Monsters University, Cars 3, and Toy Story 4.
  • Actress Mindy Kaling (who voiced Disgust) and actor Bill Hader (who voiced Fear) did not return to reprise their roles in this sequel due to disputes over pay.[8][9] Additionally, Riley Andersen's voice actress, Kaitlyn Dias, is also replaced in the sequel due to casting mandates of only hiring a teen actress to take the role for the character[10][11] as Dias is in her early 20s.
  • Pixar had some of the short videos in YouTube include public domain classical songs such as "Ode to Joy" by the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven, "Flight of the Bumblebee" by the Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, "Blue Danube Waltz" by the Austrian composer Johann Strauss Jr., "Funeral March" by the Polish pianist and composer Frédéric Chopin, "The Nutcracker Suite" by the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and "Hungarian Dance No. 5" by the German composer Johannes Brahms.
  • This is the second Pixar sequel to be released nine years after its predecessor, following Toy Story 4.
  • This is the second time that Tony Hale does a role for a Disney/Pixar film, after voicing Forky in Toy Story 4.
  • This is the second Pixar sequel outside of the Toy Story series where the protagonist is the same as the one from the original film, after Cars 3.
    • It is also the second Pixar sequel to be a second part where the protagonist is the same, since Cars 2, Finding Dory, and Incredibles 2 are direct sequels where the deuteragonist is the protagonist; while Monsters University is a prequel, and Cars 3 is the third film in its respective franchise.
  • The film's teaser trailer reached 157 million views in 24 hours, beating out the record Frozen II made for trailer views.
  • This is the first Pixar film since Onward to feature John Ratzenberger voicing a character.[12]
  • This is the second time that Paul Walter Hauser does a role for a Disney film, the first being Horace in Cruella.
  • This is the first Pixar film to not have Disney's 100th anniversary logo since Lightyear, as it is the first Pixar film to have the post-100th anniversary version of the 2022 Disney logo.
  • This film marks the first Pixar project to use a combination of traditional-animated and computer-animated since Day & Night.
    • This is also the first time the combination appears in a movie and not a short film.
  • This is the third theatrical Pixar film not to be accompanied by a short film at the beginning, the first two being Toy Story 4 and Lightyear.
  • This is the second Pixar film where the sound effects of Luxo, Jr. bouncing on the I in the Pixar logo aren't heard at the beginning; music is heard instead, the first being Lightyear.
  • This is the second Pixar film to have A113 appear as Roman numerals (ACXIII), the first being Brave.
  • This is the second Pixar film to have a female antagonist reform at the end after Gabby Gabby in Toy Story 4.
  • Kelley Voss, who worked on the film, is the wife to Eric Voss who works on the YouTube channel New Rockstars. Their son is listed in the credits as a "production baby".[13]
  • On the official poster for the film, Sadness is seen holding a "Yay!" flag. This flag made a singular cameo in a scene.
  • Due to Ennui being French, some dialogues is changed in both European and Canadian French dubbed versions, such as the line, "Nicknames! I'm gonna call you "Wee-Wee"." to "Tu connais l'expression "L'ennui porte conseil"?" (You know the expression "Boredom brings advice"?).[14]
    • Her voice actress from the English version reprises her role in both dubs.
  • As part of the film's release, Disney Dreamlight Valley had an event called "Memory Mania" based on the new emotions that debuted in the film. By collecting memory fragments from Riley's trophy, hockey gear, and birthday cake that appeared in the Dream Castle, Scrooge's store, Mickey, Merlin, and Goofy's houses, and the Moana, Ratatouille, and WALL-E realms, and completing those memories, players could unlock unique pets based on Anxiety, Ennui, Envy, and Embarrassment, consisting of a squirrel, rabbit, raven, and sea turtle.
  • This film reveals that Anxiety, Ennui, Envy, Embarrassment, and Nostalgia are "secondary" emotions, as Riley's parents' counterpart of Anxiety comes out from behind a curtain while Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust remain the main ones in control.
  • Riley's jersey number is 28 to represent the film being Pixar's 28th animated film.

References[]

External links[]


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Inside-Out-Logo
Media
Films: Inside Out (video/soundtrack) • Inside Out 2 (video/soundtrack)

Shows: Dream Productions
Shorts: Riley's First Date?
'Video Games: Inside Out: Thought BubblesDisney Infinity: 3.0 EditionDisney Crossy RoadDisney Emoji BlitzLEGO The IncrediblesDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney Magic KingdomsDisney Speedstorm
Books: The Art of Inside OutThe Art of Inside Out 2

Disney Parks
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Entertainment: Pixar Playtime PalsPixar Pals Playtime Party
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Shops: Bing Bong’s Sweet StuffInside Out: Joyful Sweets
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Spring: Disney Color-Fest: A Street Party!
Summer: Pixar Water Play Street Party!
Christmas: World of Color: Season of Light

Characters
Inside Out: The Emotions (JoySadnessFearDisgustAnger) • Mrs. Andersen's EmotionsMr. Andersen's EmotionsBing BongRainbow UnicornThe ForgettersJangles the ClownJangles's EmotionsRiley AndersenMrs. AndersenMr. AndersenMegFrank and DaveJordanFritz Brazilian Helicopter PilotMind Workers

Inside Out 2: New Emotions (AnxietyEnvyEmbarrassmentEnnuiNostalgia) • Val OrtizGrace HsiehBree YoungCoach RobertsBloofyPouchyLance SlashbladeDeep Dark Secret
Deleted characters: GloomHopePrideLoveGuiltShameSchadenfreudeIdea Farmer

Locations
Riley's Mind: Emotion HeadquartersLong Term MemoryImagination LandDream ProductionsAbstract ThoughtPersonality IslandsSubconsciousMemory DumpBelief SystemVaultStream of ConsciousnessSar-ChasmBack of the Mind

Real Life locations: MinnesotaSan FranciscoRiley's HouseBay Area High School

Objects
Memory OrbsCore Memory OrbsTrain of ThoughtDaydreamsBottomless BagRocket WagonPixar BallA113Pizza Planet TruckSense of SelfBrainstorm
Songs
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See also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box


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