Pixar fans, the countdown is over! The long-awaited sequel to the smash hit *Inside Out* is finally here, and it’s already making waves at the box office. Returning to the spirited and imaginative world inside young Riley’s mind, *Inside Out 2* transports us to a crucial stage in her life—puberty.

For those who may need a refresher, the original *Inside Out* followed Riley as she adjusted to a move from her Midwestern home to bustling San Francisco. Throughout her journey, her emotions—Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness—competed for control, creating a heartfelt and hilarious narrative. Now, the sequel gears up as Riley tackles the emotional rollercoaster of adolescence, introducing cunning new emotions such as Anxiety and Envy, while saying goodbye to some like Guilt, Jealousy, and Shame.

Kelsey Mann, the helmsman for *Inside Out 2*, told Disney how passionate he was about continuing Riley’s story. “At the end of the first film, Joy posed a question to the audience: ‘after all, Riley is 12 now – what could happen?’ I wanted to answer that question,” Mann revealed. His aim with the film is to connect with teenagers and make their journey through puberty just a bit easier. He reflected, “A lot of it is me trying to connect to myself as a teenager and all the changes that helped me get through those times.”

If you’re eager to catch *Inside Out 2*, a visit to your local theater is your best bet. The film is enjoying an exclusive theatrical run for at least 100 days, so Disney+ enthusiasts might have to wait until late September for it to stream. Unfortunately for Netflix fans, this Disney gem is unlikely to be available there, as its streaming home will undoubtedly be Disney+.

Already, the sequel is predicted to rake in a staggering $600 million globally this weekend. Critics are lauding it as “moving, lovable, wildly creative… a faultless sequel.” Have you seen *Inside Out 2*? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Drop a comment and share this story with your fellow Disney aficionados.

Source: inews.co.uk