If this complexity sounds too smart for its own good, the cinematic equivalent of carting your child round the Tate when they've barely learnt to speak, it should be said Inside Out is funny and thrilling and wears a trim, throwaway savvy, the sort of cross-generational irreverence you get on The Simpsons or Sesame Street.
Bucking the trend of "seeing the thing you are writing about", James Moran walks around HMV and draws his own conclusions. These are the reviews The Powers That Be (informed, paid reviewers) don't want you to see/don't even know about. This week, if you're looking for a Christmas gift DVD special look no further. Well, actually, look further down this page.
The more Hollywood relies on remakes and pours money into superhero franchises that are safer bets at the box office, the more people will turn up to watch these beautifully drawn animated worlds brought to life. As long as Studio Ghibli and Pixar are open for business, it will be worth our effort and money every time.
There are no greater magicians in the modern age than the storytellers of Pixar, but they should not carry it alone. No-one at Pixar would claim that digital animation is the only way. They all fell in love with hand-drawn and stop motion work as children, and those mediums deserve their place still. They too can delight the child.