At the start the 'lifelike' animation fails straight away in terms of making the characters faces look too.. emotionless almost. Once you get over that you can appreciate the movie for being a neat little animated adventure - and that is where the fun lies, in the adventure! - which really works, whereas the story might be ignored by kids.
By far not the best Disney movie.. but not as bad as people say either.
I was expecting this to be quite average but was pleasantly surprised. This had great acting, a good soundtrack and engaging cinematography.
Helen Mirren's character was probably the standout for me but I liked the story on the whole - although the ending inflicted a bit of love/hate.
Overall.. so glad I didn't read all the bad reviews beforehand or I might have given this otherwise quite entertaining (though not flawless) film a miss.