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Inside Out 2 Teaser Introduces a New Emotion

Things are getting messy. The Walt Disney Studios has revealed the teaser trailer and poster for Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2, coming to theaters June 14, 2024.

The little voices inside Riley’s head know her inside and out – but next summer, everything changes when Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2 introduces a new Emotion: Anxiety. According to director Kelsey Mann, the new character promises to stir things up within headquarters.

“Anxiety, voiced by Maya Hawke, might be new to the crew, but she’s not really the type to take a back seat,” said Mann.

Inside Out 2 Teaser Introduces a New Emotion

“That makes a lot of sense if you think about it in terms of what goes on inside all our minds.” A trailer, poster and film stills are now available for what promises to be the feel-good (or feel-everything) film of Summer 2024.

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 (Stranger Things) 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.

UPDATE: Disney tells us that the teaser trailer, which you can watch via the link below, garnered 157 million views in 24 hours, making it the biggest animated trailer launch in Disney history. The previous record holder was 2019’s Frozen 2.

“We are thrilled so many people have tuned in to check out the new trailer for Inside Out 2,” said Pete Docter, Chief Creative Officer of Pixar. “When the first film came out, we knew that by telling a story where we could see our emotions — those little voices inside your head — there would be so much more to explore than we could possibly fit into one film.”

Docter added that director Kelsey Mann and team “have done such a great job with Inside Out 2, expanding the world and introducing new emotions that we’re very anxious for audiences to discover.”

“We couldn’t be more grateful to see the kind of response the trailer has received so far,” he said. “Thank you to all who have checked it out – we can’t wait for everyone to see the film when it comes to theaters next summer.”

The film was especially a big hit on TikTok bringing in 78 million views on the social media platform in the past day. Disney announced a first-of-its-kind content hub with TikTok last month to celebrate Disney’s 100th anniversary.

Click here or on the image below to watch the teaser trailer!