New Cartoon "Inside Out 2" Shows Girl's Changing Feelings
This image released by Disney/Pixar shows, from left, Sadness, voiced by Phyllis Smith, left, and Joy, voiced by Amy Poehler, in a scene from "Inside Out 2." (Disney/Pixar via AP)

New Cartoon "Inside Out 2" Shows Girl's Changing Feelings

June 12th, 2024

There is a new movie called "Inside Out 2." It is a fun cartoon. We see characters like Joy and Sadness again. They are in the mind of a girl named Riley. Riley is 13 years old now. In the movie, Riley is growing up. She feels new things like anxiety and embarrassment. These new feelings are also characters in the story. They go inside Riley's head and make her think and do different things. The movie is about change. It shows how Riley changes and how her feelings change too. It is exciting but also serious sometimes. Some people made the movie who also made the first "Inside Out." They tell a story about a young girl who is changing. It is a story for kids to enjoy. The movie is 96 minutes long and good for kids to watch.
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The article is about a new animated movie from the United States. It focuses on personified emotions in a young girl.

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Mary and Max
Mary and Max is a special cartoon movie. It is about two friends who write letters to each other. Mary is a young girl from Australia. She is often alone and has a birthmark on her head. She has a chicken friend named Ethel and likes a cartoon show. She sends a letter to a man named Max who lives in New York. Max is a big man who is 44 years old. He does not have many friends and feels nervous sometimes. But Mary's letter makes him happy, and they start writing to each other. Mary and Max learn about life and friendship through their letters. People liked the movie when it was shown for the first time in 2009. It won some awards because it was a very good movie. The movie has voices from famous actors and beautiful music.

Wagner Moura
Wagner Moura is a man from Brazil. He is an actor, director, and makes movies. He first started acting in plays in Salvador. He worked with big directors. Wagner then got to be in movies. In 2003, he was the main actor in some movies. He was also in a big movie called Carandiru. This movie made him very famous in Brazil. He acted in more big movies later. People in other countries started to know him too. In 2007, Wagner played a bad man in a TV show called Paraíso Tropical. Many people liked his acting. In 2013, he was in a movie with famous actors Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. The movie was called Elysium. It was his first movie in America. People thought he was very good in this movie. Wagner also played Pablo Escobar in a TV show called Narcos. He did a great job and people said he might win big prizes. He even directed two shows of Narcos: Mexico. Wagner is known all over the world. He helps Latin American actors be seen in Hollywood. In 2021, he made his first movie. He directed and wrote it. The movie is about a man named Carlos Marighella. People saw it first in 2019 and really liked it. It won many prizes. Wagner was born in the city of Salvador. He grew up in a place called Rodelas, far from Salvador.

Sometimes, we give human feelings and actions to things that are not human. We might say a dog is happy or a storm is angry. This idea is very old and many stories have animals that act like people. We also do this with ideas like love or countries, where we treat them like they are people. A long time ago, people made art that looked like animals and people mixed together. One very old piece is a statue made from ivory that has a human body and a lion's head. It is from Germany and is over 30,000 years old. Another old picture is in a cave in France. It shows a person that looks like a big animal spirit or a boss of the animals. These old arts might have started when people began to hunt in smarter ways. An expert thinks this happened because the way people thought changed a long time ago.