The star of Inside Out, Mean Girls, Parks and Rec, and plenty of other great shows and movies, Amy Poehler, will receive the CinemaCon Vanguard Award. CinemaCon will be held April 8-11, 2024 in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace. Poehler will be presented with this special honor at the Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony taking place on Thursday, April 11th.

Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon, had this to say about it.

“Amy Poehler, in a most distinguished career, has been entertaining people on the big screen for over 20 years. She is one of the most versatile, recognizable, and talented performers of our generation who simply brings joy, happiness, and a smile to our faces with each new role. In 2015, we showcased Inside Out for the global exhibition community here at CinemaCon, and now, we can’t wait to see what new ground Amy and her fellow Emotions cover in the eagerly anticipated Inside Out 2. We are honored to present her with this year’s CinemaCon Vanguard Award.” 

Amy returns this summer as the voice of Joy in Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2, which releases in theaters on June 14th, 2024. Inside Out 2 sees the return to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone. Maya Hawke lends her voice to Anxiety along with a voice cast that includes Lewis Black, Phyllis Smith, Tony Hale, and Liza Lapira. Inside Out 2 is directed by Kelsey Mann and produced by Mark Nielsen.

CinemaCon attracts upwards of 6,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry – from exhibition and distribution to the equipment and concession areas – all on hand to celebrate the movie-going experience and the cinema industry.  

We’ll keep you updated on all things CinemaCon 2024 as we get news.

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