HOLLYWOOD – Inside Out 2: The Bipolar Years will take the Pixar movie into early adulthood.
The first Inside Out was widely touted as a return to form for Pixar Disney, but the sequel will look to explore darker issues in Inside Out 2: The Bipolar Years. The official synopsis reads:
Riley is in her mid-twenties and trying to make her way in the world as an intern. She has a boyfriend who she feels is cheating on her and has self-esteem issues which lead to a variety of self-destructive behaviors that are only momentarily calmed by the onset of crushingly dangerous depths of depression.
Peter Docter spoke to us EXCLUSIVELY about the new film.
The first film was very much Joy’s movie, voiced by the marvelous Amy Poehler, as she did her best to come to terms with the nuanced complexities of a child’s inner world. This time round the emotions are much more confused with Joy, Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) being joined by Self-Loathing, Creeping Anxiety and Existential Dread. As we witnessed Riley go from child to girl so we watch young woman turn into wreck.
Wow. That’s not as life-affirming as the original, is it?
Yes and no. But mostly no. We knew that Riley felt like a real person to us and audiences, and we wanted to see her grow up. We watched all the Bridget Jones movies and that was the fountain we kept coming back to for more. Oh and she ends up going to the North Pole and Antarctica, so we address that too.