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Welcome back, Disney. It's been way too damn long.
I don't want to talk to much about it, lest I spoil anything. Let's just say that it delivers everything you love about the Disney formula, while putting enough twists on it to keep it from being stale. Add to that a fantastic vocal cast (in particular, Keith David, playing the suavest villain since Jafar, and Jim Cummings, playing one of the most charming supporting roles of his career), a vibrant score by Randy Newman (even if it's not quite as diverse as what Alan Menken's churned out for the House of Mouse in the past), and some of the most polished traditional animation to have come out in years, and you've got yourself a film that has washed out the bad taste of Disney's recent failures, and reminded us of why we loved them in the first place.
If you love Disney for what they were, and not the tween-starlet pimps they've become, then this is the movie for you. Check it out. Bring a date. Enjoy.
It's a fantastically shot film adapted from a fantastic play, starring a fantastic cast who give fantastic performances (although, to be fair, Meryl Streep hammed it up a bit during the big climactic confrontation), with a fantastically underplayed score by Howard Shore. Basically, it's fantastic.