Pixar’s latest addition to its long list of impressive animated films, Inside Out, has been in the news for all the right reasons since its release last weekend. Talks of a sequel have even emerged, but it looks like they are just that; talks.
Inside Out director, Peter Docter, has announced that there are currently no plans for a sequel. He revealed this in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, where he said he would rather focus on coming up with new and original ideas instead of finding a new story to tell with those lovely emotions.
Notwithstanding this statement, there are two reasons I don’t exactly believe what Docter has said. The first is that Inside Out has made about $114 million dollars in the one week it’s been in cinemas and in the process has broken a few Box Office records. Analysts also project that the movie is going to make a lot more in the coming weeks, which is why I don’t think any Hollywood studio is going to resist the urge to capitalize on this success.
Secondly, Pixar is the master of delayed sequels. Take for instance, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles which were released in 2003 and 2004 respectively to critical and Box Office success. Yet, their sequels are not being released until 2016 (13 and 14 years intervals respectively). All these point to the fact that while Inside Out 2 might not come out anytime soon, I’m almost certain Pixar will make the film down the line.
Oh, and in case you haven’t seen Inside Out, you totally should do so. It’s currently showing in cinemas nationwide.
If you’re interested, you can check out the trailer below.