Disney Pixar today confirmed its plans for a sequel to the critically acclaimed animated film. Inside out. The studio made the announcement during a demo of D23, highlighting projects in their live action and animation plans, with original director Pete Docter and voice actress Amy Poehler in attendance to promote the new project.
With Ronnie Del Carmen Inside out follows a young girl, Riley (Caitlin Diaz), who has cut herself off from her life in the Midwest and moved to San Francisco, with her emotions Joy (Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) ) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) – then clashes over how best to navigate their new city, home, and school.
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Poehler said the new film will again “take place in Riley’s head, only this time she’s a teenager” and this time Riley will face a new set of personified emotions that have yet to be named. Peak is due out in the summer of 2024. Kelsey Mann will take over Docter’s direction, Meg LeFauve will return as writer, and Mark Nielsen will produce.
Original Inside out premiered out of competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, grossing nearly $859 million worldwide upon release in June 2015. The film, written by Docter, LeFauve and Josh Cooley, later won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature and was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay. Its voice cast also included Richard Kind, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Paula Poundstone, Bobby Moynihan, Paula Pell, Frank Oz and Flea, among others.
While talking around Inside out A sequel began in 2015, Docter initially scrapped the idea, reaffirming his commitment to making original films like Inside out myself. However, by the following year, Docter and Pixar began to rethink the idea of a sequel. Today’s D23 panel also featured announcements related to projects such as live-action Disney adaptations of games. Mermaid as well as Snow White, among many others. The 2022 Disney-themed D23 conference runs at the Anaheim Convention Center until Sunday, September 11th.