Mind Blown

Take a trip back inside Riley’s brain as she enters a whole new world of feeling. Disney and Pixar’s sequel sees her five core emotions ride the rollercoaster of her teenage years.

Article Published on 10.04.2024

Words Jim Roberts

Who could forget Joy’s journey from Long-Term Memory, through the Subconscious, Goofball Island, and Dream Productions, and aboard the Train of Thought with Bing Bong to get Sadness back to the command console in eleven-year-old Riley Andersen’s head? Through their trademark imaginative, fun, and beautifully animated storytelling, Pixar’s Inside Out teaches us the value of all emotions and the key part they play in the adventure of life.

Since then, Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust have kept things relatively in check at Headquarters, but that’s about to change in a sequel that takes things to a whole new level. Riley, now thirteen, faces the ups and downs of puberty as well as school pressure, evolving relationships, possible first love, and other huge changes on the outside that have a drastic impact on things inside.

A new chapter in life brings all-new Emotions to the mix as the core Emotions must evolve beyond their originally limited boxes and contend with Anxiety, Embarrassment, Envy, and Ennui in the battle to balance Riley’s being.

All ages are welcome to ride this enthralling rollercoaster though the uncharted territory of the teenage mind that’s sure to leave you pondering your own innerworkings and the intricate dance of emotions that make each of us who we are.

Balancing Act

Welcome to the recently-renovated Headquarters, where a colourful cast of emotions push the buttons:


Amy Poehler’s persistently-optimistic leader will need to collaborate with new and often negative emotions inside Riley’s growing brain.


Life isn’t always fun, but The Office star Phyllis Smith’s soothing voice will help Riley through the serious and sensitive times.


The voice of Toy Story 4’s Forky, Tony Hale, is the emotion who’s more important than ever as Riley struggles to forge her identity in an increasingly complex world.


Lewis Black is back in the role of the emotion who always has something to say.


Liza Lapira replaces Mindy Kaling, but she’ll make sure standards stay high.


Maya Hawke’s frazzled Emotion arrives with lots of baggage, plus Paul Walter Hauser’s Embarrassment, Adèle Exarchopolous’ Ennui, and Ayo Edebiri’s Envy close behind.

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