How hard it is to be a teenager! The days of childhood and fun are behind us, and along come body changes, expectations, and all that jazz. It’s been 9 years since we first met Riley and her animated emotions in Pixar’s “Inside Out.” After its theatrical release on June 14, 2024, we’ve now been treated to the much-anticipated sequel, “Inside Out 2,” promising to take us on another emotional rollercoaster.

While the first film ventured into the mind of 11-year-old Riley Andersen as she navigated the tumultuous transition of moving to a new city, “Inside Out 2” picks up two years later. Riley is now on the brink of her teenage years, heading into puberty, which means new emotions are joining the control center. With Riley attending field hockey camp and preparing to enter high school, new emotional dynamics come into play.

Meet the New Emotions! Anxiety, symbolized by an orange hue, is always on edge, worrying about potential dangers and worst-case scenarios. Envy, represented in cyan, struggles with feelings of jealousy and desire. Ennui, sporting a shade of blue, embodies boredom and listlessness, finding it difficult to engage with life. Lastly, Embarrassment, cloaked in pink, relives those awkward moments when we wish we could disappear, navigating social situations with varying degrees of grace.

The cast of “Inside Out 2” is a mix of returning favorites and fresh voices. Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, and Lewis Black reprise their roles as Joy, Sadness, and Anger. However, Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling have been replaced by Tony Hale as Fear and Liza Lapira as Disgust. The new emotions bring even more talent to the table with Maya Hawke as Anxiety, Ayo Edebiri as Envy, Adèle Exarchopoulos as Ennui, and Paul Walter Hauser as Embarrassment.

Are you excited about these new emotional adventures? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Share your comments below and tell us which new emotion you’re most looking forward to seeing.

Source: Meristation