Pixar is a wonderful corporation who makes wonderful films which are enjoyable for the whole family, right? That's how they've been since they first released their massive box office success, Toy Story way back in 1995. Well, their most recent releases were beginning to hint towards the company falling into the trap kid's movies are most famous for - unnecessary sequels. Following the release of the emotional Up was the third film in the Toy Story franchise, which was initially viewed as the perfect ending to a wonderful trilogy which aged alongside the children born in the nineties who were raised with the first film - until news came out that there would be a fourth film in the making.

Following Toy Story was the dreaded sequel to Cars, which nobody asked for (well, alright, somebody must have asked for it, because there's a third Cars in the making), and after that was a little movie called Brave.

Everyone seemed to hope that Brave would be the movie which would pull Pixar back into relevancy, but then after its release the general consensus seemed to be "eh." While beautifully animated (arguably one of the most scenic films Pixar has put out to date), its story wasn't particularly original, especially when considering its tomboyish bow-and-arrow-using heroine who didn't need a boyfriend was being introduced around the same time as Hunger Games' own tomboyish bow-and-arrow-using heroine who also didn't need a boyfriend. Then, Pixar went straight back into their comfort zone with the prequel to Monsters Inc., Monsters University.

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Finally, in the midst of all of the sequel and prequel announcements (Toy Story 4, Finding Dory, Cars 3, The Incredibles 2) we get Inside Out. What Inside Out has is something Pixar has been lacking ever since the heart-wrenching first fifteen minutes of Up. Inside Out has heart. Genuine, real, heart. It was refreshing to finally see a movie come from Pixar which was actually far more memorable than the animated short before it, and despite considering myself a rather restrained individual I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried.

Without spoiling the actual plot of the film, I would like to say that Inside Out is not what you think it is. The slapstick is used sparingly enough so that the children don't become bored, and the jokes are focused more on the dialogue being spoken rather than bodily functions or characters being constantly injured, and yet it managed to charm every child in the audience. Parents and children were both laughing, and at times the parents were crying during moments the children were too young to really understand.

What Inside Out does is prove that children are far more intelligent than we give them credit for, while other animated movies churn out sequel after sequel of slapstick and toilet humor, this charming little film proves that children can laugh because somebody said something genuinely funny - not because that person said something funny for the parents, and then immediately tripped down a flight of stairs for the children.

Inside Out truly is fun for the entire family, and I am well aware of how cliche such a statement might be, but in this case it is 100% honest. Adults and children alike will love this movie, and as children grow with it and truly understand the emotional meaning behind its plot, they'll only grow to love it even more. It's refreshing to see Pixar release something to children with sincerity and emotional depth, and I only hope that once they've finished releasing their horde of sequels they decide to return to quiet and uplifting movies like Inside Out.