Inside Out 2: Release date, cast, plot, and everything we know so far

Inside Out 2: Release date, cast, plot, and everything we know so far (Image via Pixar)
Inside Out 2: Release date, cast, plot, and everything we know so far (Image via Pixar)

After the grand success of the first film, Inside Out 2 being green-lit by Pixar Animation Studios and the creator, Kelsey Mann, was inevitable. Although the anticipation for the film’s future rose immediately after the first installment debuted, which became the seventh-highly-grossing film of 2015, the sequel wasn’t confirmed until September 2023.

Pixar confirmed Inside Out 2 at the D23 expo, with Amy Poehler (the voice of Joy), and the chief creative officer, Pete Docter joined the stage. It was eventually revealed that all major voice cast will be returning for the sequel, excluding Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader, who have declined to reprise their roles as Disgust and Fear.

Later, Tony Hale and Liza Lapira joined the cast lineup to take over Kaling and Hader’s roles by voicing their respective characters. The film is set to release on June 14, 2024. Read on to learn more.

Inside Out 2 will be released on June 14, 2024


As stated above and confirmed by Pixar, Inside Out 2 will be released theatrically on June 14, 2024, and will run in RealD 3D, IMAX, and Dolby Cinema. The sequel will also be screened at the 2024 Annecy International Animation Film Festival on the same day it debuts worldwide

Even before its release, Inside Out 2 already started making waves across the internet with just the newly released posters of the latest emotions in the sequel, and the first trailer.

Accumulating 157 million views on its trailer in just a 24-hour window, the sequel of Inside Out dethroned Frozen 2, which gained 116.4 views on its trailer in 2019.

Complete list of voice cast for all characters and Emotions in Inside Out 2


Inside Out 2 is all set to feature four new Emotions in the sequel, as Riley, now being a teenager will be exploring a new wave in her life, where everything will be new and different. During the production, Docter pitched a “five to 27 emotions idea” from the first film, the first pass included 9 new emotions.

However, after realizing the imminent screentime issues other Emotions would face, they finalized only four, including Anxiety, Ennui, Envy, and Jealousy.

The complete list of all Emotions and their voice cast:

  • Amy Poehler as Joy
  • Phyllis Smith as Sadness
  • Lewis Black as Anger
  • Tony Hale as Fear
  • Liza Lapira as Disgust
  • Maya Hawke as Anxiety
  • Ayo Edebiri as Envy
  • Adèle Exarchopoulos as Ennui
  • Paul Walter Hauser as Embarrassment
  • June Squibb as Nostalgia
  • Paula Pell as Mom's Anger

All human characters and their voice cast:

  • Kensington Tallman as Riley Andersen
  • Diane Lane as Mrs. Andersen
  • Kyle MacLachlan as Mr. Andersen
  • Lilimar as Valentina "Val" Ortiz
  • Sumayyah Nuriddin-Green as Bree
  • Grace Lu as Grace
  • Yvette Nicole Brown as Coach Roberts
  • John Ratzenberger as Fritz
  • Ron Funches as Bloofy (A character from Riley's favorite childhood TV show)
  • Yong Yea as Lance Slashblade (A video game character whom Riley had a crush on when she was younger)

Besides the lists of characters and Emotions, Bobby Moynihan, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Sarayu Blue, Flea, Dave Goelz, James Austin Johnson, Frank Oz, Paula Poundstone and Kirk Thatcher, have also been cast in the sequel for roles that are still to be disclosed.

Plot summary

Here’s how Pixar Animation Studios describe the plot of the sequel:

"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.

Stay tuned for more news and updates on Inside Out 2 and all your favorite movies and TV shows as 2024 progresses.

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