For all the colors of Inside Out's assaulting ad campaign, you might suppose this is just another Day-Glo kid flick, but it turns out to also be a mind-bending thinker along the lines of The Matrix, whoa!
Once you're done unwrapping the gifts and singing the carols and observing whatever expressions of faith you feel are appropriate for the time (if any), you may want to reinforce the communal feeling with a visit to the cinema for something the whole family can enjoy.
Bob Whitehill is actually a storyteller/preservationist who has tremendous respect for the original material -- and he does everything that he can to make sure that the 3D version looks just as good as you remember them.
Though Toy Story 3's lead director Lee Unkrich acknowledges "the technology has gotten better" in the 15 years he's spent at Pixar, what's really "advanced is the artistry of the people at the studio."
Up is released May 29th and it's bound to be a hit. It rips your heart out, stomps on it, and then makes you laugh so hard your eyeliner will run. My good buddy George Roush and I did a video review of the film at the dog run in Griffith Park.