"No taste for blood, huh? They've taken the animal out of you."
Children's entertainment in the eighties was a tad different than today, in that the vast majority of it was designed to fill kids with lifelong mortal terror. This film was certainly no exception.
As a kid, I accepted the mythology of this film outright. As an adult, it's a weird hodgepodge. You've got science fiction, fantasy, and a bizarre society of talking animals; all elements that are seemingly unrelated to one another. I still don't find it at all jarring, but I don't think this is a film for people who like their dots connected for them.
Dope animation. Jerry Goldsmith, the greatest film composer of all time, crafts yet another memorable score.
It's thrilling. It's scary. It has adventure, romance, yadda yadda yadda. Bring the kids. Then take them directly to therapy.