89/100 (Very Strong)
Sorry for the amount of high rattings. It's just I've been seeing some really great 2016 films before my long waited best and worst of 2016 lists.
The Boy and the Beast is one of the entertaining, heartbreaking, and quite fascinating films of 2016.
The story takes different turns that kept me invested into the picture for the entire 2 hours, the characters are well developed and you care about them, the animation is beautiful, there were moments where it's either funny or sad that's handled very well, and the themes of friendship, family, trust, and understanding your place is done to near perfection.
A few films to go before finalizing the list people.