Gee, thanks, Disney Pixar! Way to remind us that growing up is hard to do. But it turns out that it is, even for animated children becoming animated teenagers. The latest trailer for the much-anticipated sequel to Inside Out, aptly named Inside Out 2, spotlights Anxiety, Envy, Ennui (boredom/angst), and Embarrassment. These are all very frequent emotions for teenagers, obviously. Everyone, please make Anxiety and friends feel very welcome…

It happens to us all. Demolition day and BAM. Anxiety, boredom, and jealousy have moved in. We have to say that Inside Out 2‘s trailer has captured the spirit of anxiety very well… Too well… We honestly can’t look this trailer directly in the eye. Anxiety is perfectly voiced by Maya Hawke (a.k.a. Robin Buckley from Stranger Things), And she’s already apologizing for not getting it right. Nooooo! And even worse, she’s not the only one to arrive. Inside Out 2 also features Embarrassment (Ayo Edebiri), Ennui (Adèle Exarchopoulos), and Envy (Paul Walter Hauser). This movie does not look like it intends to slow its roll. And we can’t forget Nostalgia, of course, kindly, but here to make you feel a little too much.

Inside Out 2 Synopsis Dives Into Anxiety and Other New Emotions

INSIDE OUT 2 introduces new emotions anxiety
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Along with the trailer, Disney and Pixar revealed a lengthy new synopsis for Inside Out 2. It shares:

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. “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 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.

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Well, there you have it. Inside Out 2 arrives on June 14, 2024. We’re not quite sure it will make us feel “good” but we bet it will definitely hit hard.

Originally published November 9, 2023.