There is what I often refer to as “Pixar’s First Golden Era” which was bookended by the first and third Toy Story films in 1995 and 2010. Every one of the studio’s first 11 feature films were milestones in both narrative and technological accomplishment, culminating with Wall-E, Up, and Toy Story 3. The first time they strayed from this path was with Cars 2, and though not completely without their charms, Brave and Monsters University did very little to get them back on track. None of these films made their way into the hearts and minds of pop culture the way the ones that preceded them did, which is probably why they took a step back and left us Pixar-less in 2014. The extra time seems to have paid off and we’re excited to be one of the first tell you that Inside Out is a welcomed breath of fresh air.