Revisiting childhood faves is obviously a complete crap-shoot, but after seeing some modern praise I was pretty curious to revisit this animated drama of rats and mice.
(Extra-intelligent rat stories were a weirdly present childhood staple in retrospect.)
Right away this movie made a good impression. It's a complete visual delight. Hyper-saturated atmospheric colors, stylized backgrounds, and creative editing and visual storytelling. Every magical and technological wonder in the film drips with tone and particle effects, jetting wonderful physical bolts of electricity and sparks and colors into the air. The character designs are sharp and specific, denoting a variety of traits and acting with wonderful detail.
Then there's those characters themselves. Disney get fucked, because even third tier henchmen characters…