Get to Know Inside Out 2’s New Emotions

Inside Out 2 new emotions

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Pixar’s eagerly anticipated sequel, Inside Out 2, dives back into the mind of Riley. We got to know Riley through the Inside Out characters who guided her through the ups and downs of childhood: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. With Riley becoming a teenager, the five original emotions in Headquarters are shaken up with the arrival of four new emotions: Anxiety, Envy, Ennui, and Embarrassment. Here’s a closer look at Inside Out 2‘s new emotions that play a role in Riley’s emotional ecosystem.

Inside Out 2 New Emotions

Joy, Sadness, Disgust, and Fear
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The Inside Out 2 teaser shows us the new emotions arrive suddenly and unexpectedly. Riley’s five original emotions meet them during a surprise demo day—the onset of adolescence. A construction crew arrives to update to the console in Riley’s mind that Joy has helped control for so long. To everyone’s surprise, Anxiety arrives with her suitcases and three other emotions in tow.

Pixar's Anxiety waves hi
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Inside Out 2 new emotion Anxiety

Voiced by Maya Hawke, Anxiety is the orange emotion that brings a storm of worrisome thoughts and nervous energy to Riley’s mind. With the ability to imagine countless negative outcomes and always planning for the worst-case scenario, Anxiety creates a constant buzz of stress for Riley.

Joy is especially at odds with Anxiety. She understands that over-planning for doom-and-gloom isn’t helping Riley, but hurting her. On the other hand, Fear naturally understands Anxiety and likes the idea that Anxiety is prepared for anything.

But with Anxiety now wanting to helm the console, Riley’s original emotions get suppressed, causing further chaos.


Inside Out 2 new emotion Envy

Envy, voice by Ayo Edebiri, is tiny and know what she wants. And what she wants are the things someone else has. Embodying the green-eyed monster, she constantly wishes for what she can’t possess—like Disgust’s hair.

This teal colored emotion brings in the classic feeling every teen navigates of wanting to be just like your peers so you can fit in.


Inside Out 2 new emotion Ennui

Adèle Exarchopoulos lends her voice to Ennui, the new purple emotion who is just over it. With her phone in permanent scroll, indifferent attitude, and an eye-roll you can count on, Ennui is essentially the anti-Joy.

Ennui really shines when Riley tries to dim her own. In a scene where Riley realizes her middle school musical tastes might appear childish to older, cooler teens, Riley downplays her interests so she doesn’t risk feeling like an outsider.


Inside Out 2 new emotion Embarrassment

Paul Walter Hauser voices Embarrassment, the timid-yet-burly pink emotion with a tendency to hide his face in his hoodie. This character will be front and center when Riley’s social interactions become a minefield of potential faux pas.

This new Inside Out 2 character comes into play when Riley leaves behind old friends in favor of ones she puts pressure on herself to impress. Embarrassment also sees an ally in Sadness, and despite the negative feelings associated with both of these emotions, we see that they both want the best for Riley.

Inside Out 2

Riley's console inside Headquarters
Image: Disney

Inside Out 2 is the 2024 sequel to Inside Out released in 2015. It tells the story of Riley’s childhood emotions—Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust—adjusting to the arrival of four new emotions during Riley’s teen years.

Riley gets some unexpected news before the start of hockey camp which sends her emotions into a whirlwind, causing clashes between Riley’s old emotions and the new arrivals as they attempt to bring Riley happiness.

Inside Out 2 is slated to release in theaters on June 14, 2024, along with planned promotional merchandise like the Regal Inside Out 2 Anger popcorn bucket.

Check out the Inside Out 2 trailer to see the new emotions in action.

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