- Inside Out 2‘s official trailer breaks Disney’s record for most-viewed trailer in 24 hours, with a staggering 157 million views, surpassing Frozen II.
- The original Inside Out was a critically acclaimed and commercial success, praised for its stunning animation and its exploration of emotions and growing up.
- Inside Out 2‘s promise to depict anxiety, a subject not often talked about, resonated with viewers who were touched by the original, leading to the record-breaking viewership.
After an eight-year wait for the follow-up, Inside Out 2‘s first official trailer breaks the record for the most-viewed Disney trailer in 24 hours. The upcoming movie is the sequel to Pixar’s 2015 hit, Inside Out, which followed the emotions in Riley’s (Kaitlyn Dias) mind, who try to maintain balance and help the girl manage growing up and experiencing a life-changing move. Inside Out 2 is expected to continue Riley’s story and see the new and surprising emotions that arise when one becomes a teenager. Viewers have been waiting nearly a decade for this film, and their excitement is showing.
The Walt Disney Company announced that Inside Out 2‘s official trailer, which dropped on November 9, has broken a massive Disney record. It has racked up more views in 24 hours than any other Disney trailer has, garnering a staggering 157 million views. This broke the record last set in 2019 by Frozen II, which accumulated 116.4 views in 24 hours.
Why the Inside Out 2 Trailer Is Resonating With Viewers So Much
It’s not surprising that the Inside Out 2 trailer stirred so much interest, considering how well-received the original was. The original has been labeled one of the greatest animated movies of all time and took home multiple prestigious accolades. It was also a commercial success, garnering over $800 million at the box office. Part of the positive reception was the quality of the film, with the animation being stunning, and the film’s interpretation of the mind in 3D animation hailed as imaginative and breathtaking. The ensemble voice cast were also praised for their performances, namely that of Amy Poehler as Joy and Phyllis Smith as Sadness.
Inside Out won Best Animated Feature Film at the 88th Oscars, making it one of 11 Pixar films to win the prestigious accolade.
However, the response to Inside Out and its sequel goes a bit deeper than quality. The subject matter it covers is quite sophisticated for an animated film, as it really dives into the emotions and trials children face as they grow up and examines the inner workings of their minds. Not only that, but it validates the complicated feelings they may have, even if adults don’t always understand them, scoring acclaim for beautifully presenting the idea that all emotions exist and have value, and expressing them is a healthy part of growing up.
Meanwhile, Inside Out 2′s teaser effectively conveyed that the movie would follow the serious subject matter of the original and expand on it meaningfully. The teaser introduces the emotion of Anxiety (Maya Hawke) to Riley’s mind. Considering that many teens face anxiety, and it’s something that’s not talked about enough, it likely intrigued viewers that the sequel is going to bring awareness to it. The success of the original movie, alongside Inside Out 2′s promise to depict the realities of anxiety, likely resonated with viewers who were touched by the original and were excited to see the sequel tackle more emotions, and as such led to Disney’s major new viewership record.
Source: The Walt Disney Company