“Inside Out 2” opens with a story of an autistic kid in an emotionally abusive family and a new, more realistic version of his mom, and its the most emotional film Pixar has made in a long time.
The movie was originally slated to be a one-hour movie, but director Pete Docter and co-writer Laura M. Jones have expanded it to a two-hour film.
Docter tells EW that he wanted to make an emotional sequel that didn’t feel like the same movie, and the story of the film was inspired by his own experiences in the military.
“We thought it would be a perfect way to tell a story about the experiences of these kids, and also how they deal with their mom, their dad, and what they have to deal with in their own world,” he says.
Inside Out 3: Monsters, Inc. opens on Nov. 13.