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"Inside Out 2" Runtime Unveiled

Wed 01 May 2024 | 02:01 PM
Inside Out 2
Inside Out 2
Yara Sameh

The runtime for Pixar’s highly-anticipated movie “Inside Out 2”, the sequel to 2015’s animated coming-of-age movie “Inside Out”, has been unveiled.

The movie is slated to be screened at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival this June and has a total runtime of about 100 minutes — or an hour and 40 minutes — according to the film festival’s official.

The runtime puts Inside Out 2 at roughly five minutes longer than its predecessor, which ran for about 95 minutes. 

Furthermore, the timing puts the pic around the runtime ballpark of Pixar’s two most recent features, "Buzz Lightyear" and "Elemental", which were about 105 minutes and 101 minutes, respectively.

"Inside Out 2" will be directed by the longtime Pixar creative Kelsey Mann in his feature directorial debut. The team behind its script has been confirmed to consist of Meg LeFauve, a co-writer on the original film, and Dave Holstein, whose writing credits include TV shows such as "Weeds" and "The Brink". 

The film’s upcoming screening at the Annecy Festival will be attended by Mann and producer Mark Nielsen.

While the first movie dealt mostly with protagonist Riley’s emotional difficulties with moving away from her home, its sequel will deal with a concept that, after Turning Red, seems to be a compelling one for Pixar — puberty. 

“At the end of the first movie, you saw all these beautiful swirls of memory, where you get Joy and Sadness in the same memory, or Anger and Disgust,” Mann said in a recent interview with Empire Magazine. “I wanted to open this movie with them all in sync with one another and feeling like they’re a great team. Until puberty hits.”

The cast of the sequel will introduce a mix of new and old talent into the Inside Out universe. Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, and Lewis Black will all return to voice their original characters Joy, Sadness, and Anger as well as feature newcomers Tony Hale and Liza Lapira standing into voice Fear and Disgust instead of Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling. Other new voices include Maya Hawke as Anxiety and Ayo Edebiri as Envy. 

"Inside Out 2" is set to release in theaters on June 14, almost nine years after the first movie.