As if Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust weren’t enough — there’s a new emotion wrecking life inside Riley’s head. And now that she’s all grown up, and turning 13 … well, things are about to become much more, emotional. If you’re reading this, you’re probably already familiar with the new emotion revealed in Pixar’s new “Inside Out 2” trailer, because baby it’s “Anxiety”. And according to director Kelsey Mann, the new character promises to stir things up within headquarters.
(As if we expected anything less!)
Mann says, “Anxiety, voiced by Maya Hawke, might be new to the crew, but she’s not really the type to take a back seat”. Which of course “makes a lot of sense if you think about it in terms of what goes on inside all [of] our [heads]”. And as someone who also suffers from anxiety, way too damn often, I’m almost cringing at how “real” this new Pixar film will feel.
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I’ve already watched the trailer (above) twice, and I can’t WAIT to see my girl “Anxiety” tear sh*t up!
But y’all, Anxiety ain’t the only new emotion moving in, to what promises to be the feel-good (or feel-everything) film of Summer 2024. You’ll just probably need all the good luck and patience in the world trying to guess what the other 3 emotions are!
The trailer purposely highlights a few dozen emotions, but they flash so quickly before our eyes, it’s almost impossible to see what the other 3 emotions will be. Hilariously, the girls in our Black Disney Moms Facebook group, want one of the emotions to be “the period emotion”.
Cause we all know how THAT goes. But I’m not sure if Pixar can handle another period scandal — did y’all forget all the rage “Turning Red” caused?
About “Inside Out 2”
Disney and Pixar’s “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. Maya Hawke lends her voice to Anxiety, alongside Amy Poehler as Joy, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, Lewis Black as Anger, Tony Hale as Fear, and Liza Lapira as Disgust. Directed by Kelsey Mann and produced by Mark Nielsen, “Inside Out 2” releases only in theaters — Summer 2024.