People can’t get enough of Anxiety.
Not the emotion, but rather Pixar’s newest animated character played by Maya Hawke, as “Inside Out 2” marks the biggest animated trailer launch in Disney history.
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The trailer to the animated sequel about personified feelings garnered 157 million views in 24 hours, according to Disney. “Inside Out 2” unseated the previous record holder, 2019’s “Frozen 2.” Of those 157 million views, 78 million came from TikTok.
“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, who helmed the first “Inside Out” in 2015, went on to praise sequel director Kelsey Mann, saying he and the 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.”
He added: “We couldn’t be more grateful to see the kind of response the trailer has received so far. 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.”
“Inside Out 2” picks up with protagonist Riley, who is now a teenager grappling with new, complicated feelings. Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith and Lewis Black return as Joy, Sadness and Anger, while Tony Hale and Liza Lapira took over for Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling as Fear and Disgust after reported salary disputes. Hawke joins as the frazzled, new emotion Anxiety. It was fun while it lasted, Riley.
“Inside Out” premieres exclusively in theaters on June 14, 2024.
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